SOCIAL INNOVATION STUDENT INTERNSHIP
The Sorenson Impact Center's greatest impact is through empowering tomorrow's leaders with transformative, experiential learning. We are proud to offer unrivaled real-world training and mentorship to our students in the below internship areas.
Data science Impact Fellows work alongside the data science team to provide customized data diagnostics for clients, write code, learn best practices around data sharing and security, as well as create data visualizations and dashboards. They are exposed to cutting-edge practices around impact measurement for both public and private sector projects and investments.
Policy Innovation Internships.
Impact Fellows interested in social issues and public policy have the opportunity to work on a variety of government and nonprofit consulting projects. Our fellows receive exposure to the most innovative tools being used to address social issues today, including Pay for Success projects, place-based initiatives, data-driven decision making and performance-based contracting. Issue areas addressed include homelessness, criminal recidivism, public health, early childhood education, and more.
Impact Fellows receive Wall Street-style training and collaborate with leading social venture funds, banks, foundations, consulting firms and social entrepreneurs to perform due diligence, to identify and recommend investments, and to grow businesses that have a social impact. This program provides unparalleled experiential education for students interested in impact investing, while providing professional governance and investment rigor that sophisticated investors require.
Strategic Storytelling Fellows work to share innovative ideas and stories in a quickly-expanding space by building web, video, and print content with the Center. Students have the opportunity to work with all focus areas in the Center to connect with impact investors, governments, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and students.
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Student impact fellows are expected to be enrolled in school for the duration of the program and to commit to the following:
up to 20 hours per week
minimum 2 semesters
Friday morning meetings
FEATURED STUDENT-LED PROJECTS
Opportunity of a Lifetime
Students from our film and field building teams met with social entrepreneurs across Uganda. They found people full of hope trying to change the world.
Student Coalition for Social Impact
The coalition brings students together from across the country to build professional relationships, learn about social impact, and develop implementable solutions to social issues.
University Venture Fund II
We are proud to host the oldest university program offering students hands-on experience with all things impact investing, from sourcing deals and due diligence to pitching to investors.
Now in its second year, our artist in residence program fosters student works that add inspiring, new perspectives to social impact.