2021 Summer Internships

Build your technical, customer service and leadership skills while delivering a project to community partners, designing products to raise funds or demoing projects to build community support. CNCs, 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutter and other resources available.  We are ready to build our foundation as a social enterprise! We are prepping for students to interview inventors of both physical products and software products. We are preparing to brainstorm ideas with student interns and getting equipment identified that might be needed to help interns prototype. We can’t wait to get started building a foundation for student innovation this summer! More about beginning our journey as a social enterprise is available in our blog.

We know summer schedules can be hectic. Some may have jobs that are helping them with funds while others have family vacation obligations. We have proposed a 2-7-2 schedule for our summer internships. The work schedule will include a 2-week focused time of 3-4 hours a day as a team at the beginning and end of the internship while we have a 7-week flex period in-between where team members are working remotely. A key to this schedule will be the first work week of June 1st where we work together to define our projects and business expectations, in addition to visiting with inventors and entrepreneurs for ideas and advice.

Everyone’s journey is different, but it’s yours…so take ownership and see where your interests truly are. Come ask questions and get ready for the summer.

Building Our Social Enterprise

We are ready to build our foundation as a social enterprise. Are there high school students out there in the Tri-Lakes area interested in joining us on the journey? Do you want to help us with engineering and / or technology products, services or event content? There are no definitive books or surefire nonprofit business models for what we envision as our offerings, but we are okay with this.  Since every student is different and the fields of technology and engineering are broad and diverse, we expect over the years our offerings will be different, broad and diverse. Our internships will provide industry experiences as we define, refine, make and deliver offerings. We look forward to helping spark interests and increase awareness of career opportunities in these fields.

Our intent as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is to be a social enterprise[1].  We would prefer to diversify our funding options and provide opportunities for students to gain industry experience of bringing products, services and events to market as engineers and technologists. As a nonprofit, we can be entrepreneurial.  We can sell products and services, but our income must go back into our mission.  Our mission is to enable student interests and skills in engineering and technology.  Thus we should focus our products or services to be engineering and / or technology-centered to align with our mission.

As with any business we should also set income goals that align with this social enterprise intent. This year we have set non-zero goals for any products, services or event income that we are able to achieve together.

This summer we will be building a foundation in both our development lifecycle and our offerings. The process will span a year across multiple internships for one product to complete one cycle.  After working the product through the process, students will gain a deep understanding of the roles, process and types of businesses that are involved in bringing an engineering and technology-focused product to market. Exciting times for those coming on board this summer for the journey!

We are starting this summer in Stage 1 of our development lifecycle. In our first two weeks we will brainstorm and collaborate together on what products, services or event content we have an interest in designing and prototyping.  What types of products will we design, prototype, sell? How do we plan to deliver? Who is our target audience of these products? Which way will we choose to manufacture them later in the year?  We will also explore whether we could provide services? What can we offer with our skills?  

We don’t plan to work in isolation and will look at opportunities to broaden our experience. For instance, to get a lay of the industry in Stage 1 we intend to visit with inventors and businesses that deliver products or provide services, large and small.  

On November 20th, 2021, Monumental Impact intends to host a MITEE[2] Exhibition. This event will provide an opportunity for students to showcase projects they have been working on and for supported programs to share their latest creations.  During our brainstorm some students may come up with a project that will focus on entertaining community members at the exhibition.  To add to the fun, we may choose to host activities in which both adults and students can participate such as a DonkeyCar Rally and Colorado Combat Robotics.  The Exhibition will provide an opportunity for some fun, market offerings and inspire others to love engineering and technology as we do!

If you are a high school student in the area interested in engineering and technology, we’d love to have you on our team. Monumental Impact is looking forward to seeing what we come up with together!

More information on applying to our internships can be found here.


Summer Internship Schedule

We know summer schedules can be hectic. Some may have jobs that are helping them with funds while others have family vacation obligations. We have proposed the following 2-7-2 schedule for our summer internships. The work schedule will include a 2-week focused time of 3-4 hours a day as a team at the beginning and end of the internship while we have a 7-week flex period in-between where team members are working remotely. A key to this schedule will be the first work week of June 1st where we work together to define our projects and business expectations.

[1] More about social enterprises can be found in our previous article, How is Monumental Impact a Social Enterprise?.

[2] MITEE stands for Monumental Impact for Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship.

Community of Support

We invite all business and community members to join us as we collaborate to enable and support high school students in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Community of Support

We invite all business and community members to join us as we collaborate to enable and support high school students in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Community of Support

We invite all business and community members to join us as we collaborate to enable and support high school students in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Pitch Event

We invite students, both individually or as a team, to bring your ideas for products, services or events you would like to offer the community. From starting your own or picking up where other students have left off, we would like to hear your pitch.

For the ideas presented audience members will discuss resources needed and will be considered whether the ideas is ready as an internship in the following semester.

Internship Symposium

Come find out about internships and jobs available this summer! Pikes Peak Workforce Center will share information regarding the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt initiative and many techniques to job hunting. More information from each of the speakers is below:

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS offered by Monumental Impact
Build your technical, customer service and leadership skills while delivering a
project to community partners, designing products to raise funds or demoing
projects to build community support. CNCs, 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutter and other
resources available.

GET IT AND KEEP IT presented by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center
A surface level look at the employment process. Some of the topics covered:
How do you find a job?
Employer Expectations
Employer Research
Resume Development
Completing Applications
Interview Tips
Why should you attend recruiting events?

Everyone’s journey is different, but it’s yours…so take ownership and see where your interests truly are. Come ask questions and get ready for the summer.