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Social Impact Internships

Shape Your Future with Impakter

I have always had a keen interest in social impact, even at a young age. In high school, the club I was highly active in was called Global Concerns. Global Concerns was focused on making a social impact by primarily… Continue Reading →

Working to Level the Playing Field for Foreign-Educated Immigrants

This past summer, I worked for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national charity in Canada that delivers programs and projects aimed at fostering inclusion of immigrants. I was hired to investigate and produce a report on the barriers that… Continue Reading →

Impact Investing

Having worked in the financial market for more than 10 years, I decided to come to INSEAD not only expecting to broaden my knowledge and skills, but also looking for the next step I should take in my career. Somehow,… Continue Reading →

Creative partnerships for new impact models

Unlike most of my INSEAD class-mates, I had lived and worked in a single country prior to stepping foot on the snowy Fontainebleau campus in January 2018. That country is South Africa, a vibrant nation with a scarred history. South… Continue Reading →

Social Impact Internship: Electrifying Rural Kenya

One of INSEAD’s application essays asks you to write about your short and long term career aspirations with your MBA from INSEAD. I wrote about building a renewable energy company to bring power to the unelectrified areas of Africa.  I… Continue Reading →

My summer supporting women in tech at accelerateHER

During this past summer I had the pleasure of interning with accelerateHER in London. The organisation spun out of Founders Forum a couple of years ago, in response to an increasing desire of the tech community to improve gender equality… Continue Reading →

Microfinance in Mexico

Following 8 years in the financial services industry, I came to INSEAD to discover ways in which I could leverage my past experience to make a substantial difference in the lives of ordinary people. When searching for a summer project,… Continue Reading →

PeoplePods: Social Impact Internship

After working for five years in the corporate world, I came to INSEAD to explore my options. I wanted to do something different during my summer break. I saw my summer as a window to explore something new. A new… Continue Reading →

Social Impact Internship: Kumwe Harvest

I joined INSEAD after spending a few years in corporate roles in consulting and insurance. For the two-month summer break I knew that I wanted to try something different. When I saw the posting about a position at Kumwe Harvest… Continue Reading →

Changing lives, one house at a time

Choosing what to do on your summer internship is tricky. Should you look for something that helps you build skills that might be useful for your next job? Something that would look good in your CV? Perhaps you can take… Continue Reading →

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