Corral your projects!

Just like on the ranch, sometimes your organization needs a little extra help. SPUR’s Hired Hands Intern Program is designed to help you get things done. Using St. Olaf and Carleton Interns, the Hired Hands can complete your projects pronto. For a small fee, we will assign a Hired Hand to you so that you can cross one more project off your to-do list.
Life on the ranch is hard work—from packing mules to branding cattle and busting broncos, there’s always something that needs to be done. Ranches and organizations alike need a little extra help sometime. Why not move your operation along with SPUR’s Hired Hands Intern Program? Our Hired Hands (interns from St. Olaf and Carleton College) can complete your projects pronto. For a small fee, we’ll assign a Hired Hand to you so you can cross one more project off your to-do list.
Our Hired Hands have many talents! Here are just a few of the projects they can manage for you:

  • Marketing Research
  • Data Entry
  • Business Plan Research and Writing
  • Assistance with Hiring Process
  • Event Planning

Market Research

$15 / hour

Our interns can research anything relevant to your business, from competitors’ price scales to studies relevant to your marketing materials. If you plan on hiring an intern for market research, be ready to tell them exactly what you want to know, and how you would like the results delivered and measured.

Data Entry

$15 / hour

If you need information entered, our interns can help you. Whether you’re adding email contacts or cataloguing product samples, a Hired Hand can organize your data with efficiency and accuracy. If you plan on hiring an intern for data entry, have ready both your raw information and specific instructions on how you would like it organized.

Event Planning & Management

$15 / hour

Do you have an upcoming event, but no time to plan it? An intern can help you with all the logistics—from finding a space to sending out invites. If you’d like help on this project, be sure to have details on what the event is, your budget, and who you’ll be inviting.


Interns may not be immediately available to work on your project. Your fee may vary depending on your project size and deadline;
for an accurate quote, please contact us, and we’ll be in touch.


Feasibility Studies & Report

$300-500/project

If you are in need of a feasibility study or report, you can hire an intern to research data and trends, analyze the information, and prepare a written, formatted report suitable for presentation to a board of directors or other governing body. Depending on the size of your project, you may be assigned more than one intern. If you’re considering hiring a Hired Hand for a feasibility study or report, be sure to have a specific, measurable end goal in mind, and be ready to communicate that to your new interns.

Business Plan Writing

$300-500/project

If you are in need of a business plan, you can hire an intern to research data and trends, analyze the information, and prepare a written, formatted report. Depending on the size of your project, you may be assigned more than one intern. If you’re considering hiring a Hired Hand for a business plan, be sure to have a specific, measurable end goal in mind, and be ready to communicate that to your new interns.

Assistance with Hiring Process

$150/position

An intern would be happy to take the drudgery out of hiring a new employee! An intern will meet with you to create a job description, post it in relevant locations, collect resumes, and arrange interview and follow-up times. If you will hire an intern to help you with the hiring process, be ready to explain your preferred process and what you’d like them to do.

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