Below is a list of resources with links for every social sector program, organization, competition, and job board compiled by USC Marshall School of Business.
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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE RESOURCES
POST UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Education Pioneers offers an Analyst Fellowship for recent graduates with 2 full years of full-time professional work experience in analytical roles. The Analyst Fellowship places talented early career professionals with private sector experience in mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits and other leading education organizations. Analyst Fellows leverage the skills and knowledge gained from the private sector to analyze and manage strategic, data-based projects and accelerate our Partners' pace of reform. Complemented by professional development workshops, mentorship, and community service projects, the Analyst Fellowship provides introductory exposure and access to successful leaders, organizations, and reform initiatives in urban education. The Fellowship equips Analyst Fellows to discuss education reform and key issues credibly and skillfully, advance their professional skills, understand key leadership career paths in education, and develop individual leadership styles to create change in education.
Please visit the Education Pioneers website for further information and to apply.
Blue Engine, a New York City education nonprofit, recruits college seniors and recent college graduates to dedicate a year of service on teams of high school teaching assistants in New York City public high schools. Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs) work in teams alongside certified lead teachers to personalize instruction and increase academic rigor. For more information and to apply, visit blueengine.org or email email@example.com.
City Hall Fellows gives America's best and brightest recent college graduates firsthand experience in using local government to drive social change. Our Fellows function as full-time city employees, not as interns, consultants or observers. In contrast to existing means for engaging new talent in civic issues - ad-hoc, part-time, short-term government internships, programs for MPA/MPP graduates and mid-career programs for local business leaders - City Hall Fellows engages future leaders at the most pivotal point in their career development: the year after college graduation.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Global Brigades strives to improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet. This is done by empowering volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures. GBB hires In-Country Coordinators throughout the year to work with visiting student volunteer groups. Check their website for current positions.
Global Health Corps provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity in year-long fellowships. Our fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and draw upon that experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers.
The IDEX Fellowship is a paid 10-month field placement in a social enterprise that offers cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise for college graduates interested in launching a career in the sector. Fellows are strategically placed to work with entrepreneurs to develop a blueprint for change. IDEX Fellows work in social enterprises span across five focus areas: Market Knowledge & Insights; Strategy & Operations; Business Development; Innovation & Sustainability; Impact Assessment & Analysis.
The Impact Finance Lab Fellowship (8-12 months) offers students the chance to build out the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII)'s new lab initiative hosting transformative impact initiatives and social finance infrastructure projects in Canada. This distinguished fellowship program provides individuals with exposure to the emergent impact investing market in Canada, and provides hands-on opportunities to work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, social ventures, and other engaged players in a variety of strategic and operational roles. The MaRS Centre, a convergence innovation facility, is located in Toronto's Discovery District
Princeton in Asia Fellowship has been facilitating cross-cultural understanding between Asia and North America by providing US college graduates with opportunities to live and work in Asia. PiA hopes that you, like so many other PiA fellows before you, will have a wonderful and fulfilling experience as you develop a life-long appreciation for Asia. PiA strives to make fellows feel part of a program and encourages fellows to develop a network among themselves and with our alumni throughout Asia
ProInspire is building the next generation of nonprofit leaders by expanding the talent pipeline, developing professionals, and increasing diversity. Our flagship program, the ProInspire Fellowship, recruits outstanding business professionals with 2-5 years of business experience who want to use their skills for social impact and invest in a growing community of Fellows. Fellows spend one year working in an analytical or strategic role at a nonprofit organization. This highly competitive program offers targeted positions with leading nonprofits, monthly trainings with a cohort of peers, a coach, and a network to support career growth.
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. We recruit a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. We provide intensive training, support and career development that helps these leaders increase their impact and deepen their understanding of what it takes to close the achievement gap. In addition to their standard recruiting period, TGA has launched an early acceptance initiative that would allow students to begin the application process in February of their junior year. Juniors will have until November of their senior year to commit.
The New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) is an 11-month program through the New Sector Alliance operating from September - July. Residents are young professionals with up to five years of work experience after graduating from college. The New Sector Alliance has mobilized over 1,000 young professionals and 1,000 experienced business volunteers since 2001 to deliver over $30 million in services to organizations working to address education, economic opportunity, health, environmental sustainability, and other critical community needs. Our programs have provided high-impact support for hundreds of community organizations while supporting the development of emerging leaders who go on to outstanding careers in social impact.
Venture for America will recruit the best and brightest college grads to work for two years at emerging start-ups and early-stage companies in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). Modeled after Teach for America, Venture for America will provide a path for entrepreneurship to college grads who want to learn how to build companies and create jobs.
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
Global Brigades Summer Internship Program strives to improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet. This is done by empowering volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures. The Global Brigades Internship is a competitive 4-week program that will run through the month of July in Honduras, Panama and Ghana. The internship offers a unique opportunity to work alongside program leads to perpetuate community development projects between brigades and conduct research initiatives to improve programming. Those selected, will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth look into Global Brigades as a development organization, to work on program-specific projects, to use this experience and knowledge to fulfill a research project or senior thesis, and to complement academic studies with an unforgettable on the ground experience in-country. Interns will choose from one of our 9 skill-based programs to participate in, while also working with Program Leads to develop out their own ideas for individual projects—these projects will both help fulfill a programmatic need while allowing the intern to explore a topic or interest of his or her choice. To cover living costs, insurance, drivers, translators and other expenses of the internship, we are asking each intern to contribute $2,500 for the month.
Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 400 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva's eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with our microfinance institution (MFI) field partners in over 60 countries around the globe. The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience.
Fellows serve many vital roles for Kiva. They expand Kiva's impact by building key relationships and transferring critical knowledge to their host MFI, help Kiva develop sustainable practices by utilizing their individual skill sets to improve current MFI processes, and they share their insights, pictures and stories from the field with the more than 1 million Kiva users. In short, they provide invaluable support for Kiva's mission of connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty.
Lend for America allows you to spend 8 weeks learning from hard working Americans and microfinance practitioners about the opportunities for microfinance to transform business owners and communities by reviewing loan applications, opening savings accounts, and coaching clients. All of your travel expenses are paid and you'll receive a $2,500 stipend.
The New Sector Alliance Summer Fellowship is an 11-week summer program through the New Sector Alliance operating from June - August. Summer Fellows are undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and MBA candidates. The New Sector Alliance has mobilized over 1,000 young professionals and 1,000 experienced business volunteers since 2001 to deliver over $30 million in services to organizations working to address education, economic opportunity, health, environmental sustainability, and other critical community needs. Our programs have provided high-impact support for hundreds of community organizations while supporting the development of emerging leaders who go on to outstanding careers in social impact.
The Scheyer Family Scholarship for Summer Interns, established in December of 2007, will provide an award of $2,500.00 to two students enrolled in approved unpaid summer internships. Preference will be given to sophomores, juniors or seniors with demonstrated financial need.
The Schwab Summer Entrepreneurship Internship through the The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship seeks to create awareness and increase support for social entrepreneurship at the highest regional and global levels. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, and works closely withthe World Economic Forum. Among the activities of the Foundation are the search and selection of leading social entrepreneurs around the world, support for selected social entrepreneurs in their network through partner company services, as well as active participation at the World Economic Forum's Regional and Annual Meetings.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Accenture Management Consulting (AMC) U.S. Innovation Challenge
Aspen Institute Business & Society International Case Competition
Following are sites to search for jobs in the social sector:
SOCIAL IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS
Asian Development Bank
Banco Oportunidade Mocambique
Bankable Frontier Associates
Cause and Affect
Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps Program
Global Citizen Year
LA County Dept. of Health Services
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
New Sector Alliance
Non Profit Finance Fund
Partners in Health
Rocky Mountain Institute
Save the Children
The New Teacher Project
UN Development Programme
US Dept. of the Interior - Fellowship
Vision Quest International
World Vision International