Preparing Social Problem Solvers!
Interns work in project teams connecting their academic and career interests and gain critical thinking skills, the ability to develop original products to address social issues and skills in project management and research. Preparing students to enter the workforce with practical experience and providing leadership training to current professionals, increases the effectiveness of the social sector and enhances efforts for lasting social change.
- Interdisciplinary look at Social Change
- Institute for Social Change courses leading to a Certificate in Social Change Strategy or Social Media Awareness and Engagement
- Mentoring and Career Development
- Research and Case Analysis
- Training in Social Media for Social Change
- Videoconferencing and Networking with nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, and corporate partners
- Collaboration and connections across global boundaries
Institute for Social Change Internship
(Formerly the Program and Research Internship)
This virtual internship allows undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience in research and strategy development within the social sector and on a variety of social initiatives. The unique internship experience culminates in a Certificate in Social Change Strategy – an assessment of skills and knowledge gained throughout the program. Interns participating in this programs learn a broad view of social change but develop specific skills that are applicable to any social issue or social organization. Learn More…
Cause Marketing Internship
This virtual internship allows undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience inmarkeitng and awareness building for social change efforts. The unique internship experience culminates in a Certificate in Social Media, Awareness and Engagement and the potential to become HootSuite certified an organization social media management platform. Interns will gain valuable experience in managing and developing a marketing and communications plan for national and international programs. Learn More…
Other Internship Opportunities
Youth Conference intern
This experience is perfect for individuals interested in youth development and working on events, fundraisers and training. Interns assist in the planning and management of our summer Best Practices for Youth Conference.
External Program Partners
Social Change Leadership Program Nonprofit Partners have a need for capacity building for their program or organization but limited human resources to meet this need. They have a strong and sustainable strategy to address a serious social problem and with additional support and awareness could be more effective. These organizations are interested in collaboration and working strategically to meet their mission. Nonprofit partners can apply to receive capacity and organizational support through individual and collaboration projects. They also can also recruit ISC Interns for internship placement after they have successfully completed the program. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a nonprofit partner please email email@example.com.
Our leadership program builds on the existing academic programs of undergraduate and graduate students. We specifically provide a strategic career development model for those interested in working in the social sector and/or on social change issues. For universities that do not have a structured nonprofit career preparation model, we provide an opportunity for students to build on their academic experience. Students can complete the program for credit and additional requirements can be added or modified to meet course requirements. Students from New York University, Duke University, Nova Southeastern University and University of South California have received credit for their internship experience. For more information on becoming a university partner please email firstname.lastname@example.org