Perkins Entrepreneurship Training and Leadership Institute

Merging the Past, with the Present, to create the business leaders of Tomorrow.



To promote entrepreneurship education and training for business education students.


To increase the establishment of sustainable wealth building enterprises that fuel economic development and job creation especially within under-served communities.


Institution Dates

May 26, 2019 – June 1, 2019


Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.


Program Overview

The Perkins Entrepreneurship Training and Leadership Institute provides an annual Internship opportunity to qualified business education students to study entrepreneurship education from a practical viewpoint. Students will have the opportunity to obtain first hand knowledge of how to start, grow, and manage a small business through specific learning outcomes taught by Perkins Management Services Company Chairman, President, and CEO Nicholas M. Perkins. The 7 day Summer Internship is designed to provide students with a first hand view of the importance of wealth and job creation through the development of sustainable businesses. Specific learning outcomes will target.

  • Blue Ocean versus Red Ocean Strategy

  • Target Marketing

  • Government Contracting

  • How to Write a Business Plan

  • Financing your Venture

  • Socially Responsible Corporate Citizenship

  • The Legal Environment

  • Proposal Development

  • The African American Civil Rights Movement

  • Case Study: Integration and Its Impact on the African American Economy

  • Civil Rights Tour: Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery & Tuskegee


Application Deadline

March 1, 2019

Internship Opportunity

Eligible Areas:

The PETLDI is open to Sophmore and Junior business majors.


• Applicants must be 18 years of age

• Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Application Evaluation:

Applications will be evaluated based on:


• Relevance of completed courses in business curriculum

• Writing skills

• Interest in starting or expanding a business

• Two Letters of Recommendation

All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status as long as they have meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. All applicants will receive timely notification of status.

Application Period:

Open on September 1, 2018 and close on March 1, 2019

Awardee Notification:

March 15, 2019

Institute Dates:

May 26 – June 1, 2019


Birmingham, AL


Most participants are funded by PMSC through scholarship/internship paid to college during academic year for this purpose. The PETLDI program will fully cover the costs of participation  including travel, food, housing, and materials.

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