Led by our belief that catalytic human capital should be accessible for all impact organizations, we've compiled a list of some mission-driven internship opportunities.
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SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS:
NATIONAL PARKS BUSINESS PLAN INTERNSHIP: Make a lasting impact this summer by using your skills and expertise to help America’s National Parks thrive. Selected candidates bring their world-class finance, operations, and strategy talent into some of the most beautiful backdrops and culturally significant sites in the world. BPI consultants provide strategic recommendations to park leaders that address their park's unique challenges. Recent projects have created comprehensive park financial plans, improved park financial sustainability through innovative commercial service strategies, and increased visitor safety through predictive analytics. Learn more.
EDUCATION PIONEERS: The Summer Fellowship connects Fellows with a high-impact placement opportunity at a leading education organization, where you can drive critical work on a defined project over 10 consecutive weeks. You’re matched with a placement opportunity based on your history of experience and the skills our Partner organizations need – so you can jump right in and make an immediate impact. We focus on four priority experience areas: data and analysis, operations, strategy and planning, and program and project management. Preview what full-time work in the education sector can look like—and see the role you could play throughout your career. Applications are open- Apply now!
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND: EDF Climate Corps is a summer fellowship program that embeds trained, custom-matched graduate students inside leading organizations to accelerate clean energy projects and strategy. Our fellows are hired by their host organizations and work directly with staff from operations, finance and sustainability departments on a wide range of innovative projects. The benefits of being part of the EDF Climate Corps network stay with our fellows throughout their professional careers. Apply on their website.
INSPIRING CAPITAL: IC's MBA fellowship engages top MBA students during the summer between their first and second years of business school. They participate in over 100 hours of IC workshops while concurrently serving an IC client in an 10-week project related to finance, strategy, marketing, or operations. Applications open in October. Fill out the interest form.
SOCIAL IMPACT SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:
ACUMEN FUND: Acumen Fund's NYC headquarters often hire summer MBA interns to work in the portfolio, post-investment, and communications teams. Keep an eye on their career page, or on school boards.
UNILEVER: Unilever offers 10-week internships in Supply Chain, Research and Development, Customer Development, Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources. Keep an eye on their career page for updates.