Wallace Family Internship

Through the generous support of the Wallace Family Entrepreneurship Fund, students who have an enterprise idea and who are interested in starting a new venture, developing a new prototype, or applying innovative approaches to a particular product or service are encouraged to apply for a summer internship.

Interns receive coaching and assistance from StFX staff and faculty mentors and engage in learning activities that help them explore and develop an enterprise venture.

StFX is pleased to provide students with a self-directed learning experience that helps strengthen entrepreneurial skills through the exploration and development of their own innovative enterprise endeavor. The StFX Innovation and Enterprise Centre’s DiscoverBox administers the internships, and provides services and oversight to the students selected.

For the 2023 cohort, there are four (4) internships available via the Wallace Family Entrepreneurship Fund.

The internships are worth up to $6000 each or $10,000 for a team, for students enrolled in full-time study at StFX. The internships support full-time employment for StFX students for a 12 week period during the summer (April-July).

Application Process

Details regarding the Wallace Family Internship and the current application process can be accessed here: Wallace Family Internship Application 2023

As part of the application process, the top applicants will also be required to pitch their idea via our Pitch Event on March 2nd, 2023. The five minute pitch will be assessed by the evaluation committee and used in awarding the internships. Further information about the pitch requirements will be provided to the four selected applicants.

The application deadline is 4:00 PM (AST) on Friday February 10th, 2023.

2023 Internships – Key Dates

  • Monday, January 23rd, 2023 – Application opens
  •  Thursday, January 26th, 2023 | 5-6 PM  –  Information Session in the Innovation Hub (Room 271, Coady Institute)
  • Friday, February 10th, 2023 | 4pm – Application closes
  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 – Students successful in moving to the pitch event will be notified.
  • Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 | 5-8pm – Pitch event
  • Friday, March 3rd, 2023 – The 2023 Wallace Interns announced.
  • Monday, April 24th, 2023 – First day of the 12-week internships.
  • Monday, April 24th – Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 – Three-day orientation session for 2023 Wallace Interns. All interns must attend in person.
  • Friday, July 14th, 2023 – Final day of the 12-week internships.

If you require further information regarding this opportunity, please contact: pbrophy@stfx.ca

Wallace Family Intern Profiles:


2023 Wallace Family Interns 

2021 Wallace Family Interns

2020 Wallace Family Interns

2019 Wallace Family Interns

2018 Wallace Family Interns

2017 Wallace Family Interns

2016 Wallace Family Interns