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Careers and Internships

Navigating a career in social impact can feel overwhelming at times.

Many students know they want to use their degree to do good, but aren’t quite sure what that job may look like, or where to find it. The following websites provide research and advice for those interested in embarking on an impact career.

Right now!

  • Frontier Market Scouts Training
    Interested in launching a career in impact investment and social enterprise management? Frontier Market Scouts is now accepting applications​ through September 5 for the winter 2015 trainings in Monterey, California, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. FMS trains and places aspiring professionals in emerging markets, working directly with social entrepreneurs and impact investors to use business practices for poverty alleviation. 
    The program includes an intensive, two-week certificate training that prepares fellows for 3-12 month field assignments with social enterprises and impact investment foundations in the US and abroad. While on assignment, fellows provide due dilligence for investors and technical assistance for entrepreneurs to discover innovations, improve business processes, attract investments and promote sustainable business models.

  • Designed Good 
    Designed Good is an online editorial and store that’s changing the way people buy. Our mission is to curate and sell the most compelling  products  that blend design with social good to connect our members with the most up and coming socially-conscious brands. By doing so, we help people participate  in social change through their purchases and become champions of socially responsible brands. You can check out our current site at  www.designedgood.com.
    Internship Job Descriptions attached:
     
    DG Graphic Design Intern Position.pdfDG Graphic Design Intern Position.pdf
     
    Marketing Intern Position.pdfMarketing Intern Position.pdf
     
    Operations and Logistics Intern Position.pdfOperations and Logistics Intern Position.pdf

 

  •  Join Brown’s TRI-lab Team
    TRI-Lab: Teaching, Research and Impact is a major new initiative at Brown that will bring together community, faculty and students to engage with a complex social issue and work collaboratively to explore and develop innovative solutions. We're now moving forward to launch a pilot in Fall 2013!  We couldn't be more excited and inspired by the challenge - but we need your help!
    We're looking for two exceptional people to help us build out this project.   These people will work very closely with our team to complete the design of the inaugural Lab that will focus on Healthy Early Childhood Development.  
    Information about TRI-Lab can be found on the Swearer Center website.  Interested applicants should apply on the Brown HR Site using job: C00400 (Coordinator) & C00401 (Director) 

  • Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program
    In its fourth year, the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur Program provides financial and business support for up to five entrepreneurs whose businesses improve the lives of low-wealth individuals. This could result in anything from creating quality jobs, producing new products and services or devising management strategies that propel the business and people forward. The selected entrepreneurs receive $40,000 over two years, along with leadership development, business mentoring, technical assistance and access to a network of peers and advisers.
    The first round application deadline is March 28, 2013 and you can use the following application link.
 
  • Middlebury’s MiddCORE at Sierra Nevada College
    Would you like to learn leadership from two former Governors, innovation from the co-founder of Netflix, communications from the press secretary for the Obama campaign, cross-cultural collaborations from the former President/CEO of Microsoft Asia? If so, Middlebury’s MiddCORE at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe is the place for you. This four-week, mentor-driven, experiential learning program builds skills, creates opportunities and expands networks for tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.
     
    For complete information and to apply, visit http://middcore.middlebury.edu/programs/middcore-at-sierra-nevada-college/ l
 

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