Internship Opportunities with Social Enterprises

  • The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence, and research is translated into action.
  • Acumen is a non-profit that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
  • The Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring changemakers to spend 12 weeks working in their chosen country as a Frontier Social Entrepreneur Fellow.
  • Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.
  • charity: water has internships in supporter experience, program finance, volunteer program, faith partnerships, accounting and finance.
  • Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world’s poor. We design and evaluate programs in real contexts with real people, and provide hands-on assistance to bring successful programs to scale. Internship positions offer an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research.
  • Last Mile Health℠ is creating a new health workforce to bring care to remote villages by transforming community health workers into real professionals -- so-called frontline health workers. Frontline Health Workers (FHWs) are gifted women, former patients and community-based providers who are recruited and given the employment, training, equipment and supervision they need to perform and deliver primary care -- tackling the top five diseases that kill women and children in villages too far from doctors.
  • LifeSpring Hospitals offers internship opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing degrees such as MBA, MPH, MSW, and MD.  In some instances where skills match LifeSpring’s needs, internships are available for students currently enrolled in undergraduate universities.  Short term opportunities in our hospitals may be available for certified medical doctors. For medical students interested in an internship with a clinical focus, quality improvement projects may be available.
  • Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths in Africa — and we’re helping the world get it done. Malaria No More leverages high-impact communications to engage the world, global advocacy to rally leadership and strategic investments to accelerate progress. In the few years since it was founded, Malaria No More has emerged as a key player in the fight against malaria in Africa.
  • Management Sciences for Health internships provide opportunities for individuals interested in gaining experience in the field of public health. Under the guidance of a committed preceptor or mentor, interns are provided with the opportunity to work with MSH projects in the US and the field. With the coaching, supervision, and support of the MSH mentor, interns are afforded a venue for developing their technical and leadership skills.
  • Possible is a for-purpose organization that exists to realize the right to health by delivering transparent, data-driven health care for Nepal’s rural poor.
  • PharmaSecure invites applications from talented graduates of top academic institutions around the world. Our internship and fellowship programs attract a mix of students from across disciplines and offers opportunities in our product team, technology team, and sales & marketing team. PharmaSecure nurtures a multicultural environment, high-impact strategies and cutting-edge research projects. The program empowers interns to build on the experience that they gain through their work at PharmaSecure, giving them numerous opportunities to learn from their colleagues and develop as leaders.
  • R4D is committed to the professional development of students and graduates interested in working in our various program areas that include Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics. The purpose of the R4D Internship Program is to provide future professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to R4D’s mission. R4D’s Internship Program offers interns a dynamic learning environment and opportunity to build relationships with professionals in their areas of interest.
  • reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and protect social enterprise as a viable concept and a business reality. Social enterprises are taxpaying businesses with double bottom line ― creating profit and creating social impact. reSET’s strategic goal is to make Connecticut the state for social enterprise.
  • Unite for Sight offers two social innovation internship opportunities for undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students.  Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps program offers an immersive global health experience.  Students support and learn from partner clinics’ talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues.   Additional details about the international programs can be seen here.  Unite For Sight also offers a separate Global Health Leadership Internship opportunity in New Haven.  Interns have an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs and to work closely with Unite For Sight’s CEO and Executive Director.