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Linking students to internships and innovation

Lehigh received a $275,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce that will help create a program that links student interns from Lehigh Valley colleges with local startup companies. The Lehigh Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative will be run through Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp will help run the internship program. This program will be available to students from nine schools in the Lehigh Valley area and will allow graduating Lehigh University students, who are developing a business, to remain at the school for a fifth year to work on their enterprise with continued support of the university. Another focus of the grant is to establish resident entrepreneurial mentors at the university, whose main goal is to help students develop business ideas.