The Agora Partnership Summer Associates Program provides a select group of MBA students with the unique opportunity to help build the fields of impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Summer Associates work closely with senior management in a fast paced, entrepreneurial atmosphere. The duration of the Summer Associates program is usually 10-12 weeks, from mid-May to mid-August.
Associates can work either in the DC office with a focus on strategy, business development, communications, systems building and project management, or in the Managua, Nicaragua office with a focus on program execution, entrepreneur training, due diligence and event management. In addition, Associates in Nicaragua will also provide direct consulting to high potential, small business entrepreneurs and Associates in DC will attend DC-based industry events and/or conferences.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and all decisions will be finalized by the January preceding the internship.
The Summer Internship Program at Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) is designed to provide an opportunity for top graduate students to work on emerging energy topics alongside our staff of industry experts. Masters and Ph.D. candidates in science and engineering, economics, business, and policy are all encouraged to apply.
The Building Excellent Schools Fellowship is a yearlong, full-time, comprehensive training program in charter school creation. Fellows are prepared and trained to design, found, and lead highly structured, no excuses urban charter schools that meet the specific needs of underperforming children. While the process of founding a charter school may be viewed over a period of several years, in the first 12 months of the program, Fellows receive a $90,000 stipend and extensive training and support to found a charter school that is independently managed.
The Broad Residency is a leadership development program that places participants into full-time high-level managerial positions in school districts, CMOs, and federal/state departments of education. While working, Broad Residents receive two years of professional development and access to a nationwide network of education leaders. Residents are often tasked with leading major projects like opening new schools, leading budgeting processes, increasing operational efficiencies, improving human resources, or supporting the launch of major policy initiatives. In these roles they can have an immediate impact on the education of America's students.
The Clinton-Orfalea-Brittingham Fellowship Program provides support for three (3) to six (6) recent graduates of USC's Gould School of Law, Marshall School of Business and/or Price School of Public Policy to complete a one-year fellowship at the William J. Clinton Foundation. Fellows receive a stipend of $55,000 for the year and $1,000 in professional development. Finalists receive callback interview travel expenses. Fellowship awards (funded by the Orfalea Family Foundation and the Brittingham Family Foundation) support recipients' work at the Clinton Foundation, pursuing the organization's global and domestic initiatives. Fellows receive health benefits, to be determined as appropriate by the Clinton Foundation, acting as the host organization.
The Clinton Foundation seeks highly motivated, high achieving fellows with a demonstrated commitment to social action and the desire to pursue long-term careers in public service. Fellows will be assigned roles that require the ability to learn quickly and work hard, including long and irregular hours, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from providing quantitative and qualitative analytical support to developing strategies and policies for current and potential future initiatives and drafting presentations and in-depth memoranda for senior Clinton Foundation officials. Specific job assignments are made by the Clinton Foundation on the basis of the fellow's strengths and the Clinton Foundation's needs.
For more information about The Clinton-Orfalea-Brittingham Fellowship Program, please contact Abby Fifer Mandell, BSEL Executive Director, or visit these pages.
Hear the audio from the 2013 information session, featuring Ella Brittingham of the Brittingham Family Foundation, Catherine Brozowski of the Orfalea Foundation, and Julie Becker of the Clinton Foundation
The Echoing Green Fellowship program provides more than $2 million in seed funding to a diverse group of the world's most promising social entrepreneurs. Those selected receive up to $90,000 in funding to launch new organizations; access to Echoing Green's robust network; leadership development opportunities, and; one-to-one support and counseling.
The IDEO.org Fellowship Program fosters design leaders of the future. It's a mash-up of wildly passionate and talented people from the design, business and social sectors: three IDEO designers and five promising leaders from around the globe, chosen this year from 400 applicants. For eleven months, these eight Fellows are working, learning, growing and innovating ways to make the world a better place.
The MBA Enterprise Corps (the Corps or MBAEC), a Division of CDC DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS (CDS), is a non-profit, private volunteer organization founded in 1990 by a consortium of leading US business schools. MBA Enterprise Corps (MBAEC) deploys recently-graduated MBAs from top 50 U.S. business schools for long-term volunteer assignments with the goal of creating economic growth and opportunities in developing nations and emerging economies around the world. MBAEC advisors design business plans, conduct strategic analysis, establish marketing programs and provide consulting assistance to build management and financial capacity that will increase incomes and employment, promote business opportunities, and foster broad-based economic development.
Since its inception in 1990, more than 760 Corps members have assisted in management and technology transfer to over 1,000 enterprises, business support organizations, and associations in 20 countries on four continents. Through peer based training and technical assistance, the Corps is able to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries acquire, utilize and adapt to the latest management tools and technology to help their businesses grow.
Corps members engage in: assessing the needs of potential clients, providing them with comprehensive development programs and developing portfolios of long term clients. They work closely with local staff to strengthen business capacity, aid businesses in conducting strategic analysis, help formulate new business plans, develop financial proposals, establish marketing programs, and work with local universities within the community.
The goals of the Corps are to:
- Provide long-term assistance to emerging markets by sending recently graduated MBAs to consult with local companies, advisory centers, and business support organizations to assist in the growth and development of the private sector;
- Give MBA graduates the opportunity to acquire early and significant international experience;
- Build bridges between host countries and the United States through cross-cultural understanding; and
- Enhance international programs and opportunities for participating schools.
For more information, please visit the web site or contact MBAEC by email at MBAprograms@cdc.org
MBAs Without Borders (MWB), is an international organization that empowers local entrepreneurs in developing countries by matching them with top MBA leaders around the world. MWB focuses on small businesses primarily in the agriculture, health, handicrafts, microfinance, and environment sectors, placing MBA business associates for periods of 2 weeks up to 6 months. MWB volunteers have worked in 25 countries across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
To inquire about MBAs Without Borders or to discuss current volunteer opportunities, please contact MWB at MBAprograms@cdc.org
The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship is a national incubator for transformative education ventures, attracting top entrepreneurial talent to confront public education's most vexing problems. The Fellowship supports innovative leaders who envision entirely new approaches to the challenges of public education and who possess the entrepreneurial skills necessary to turn their ideas into reality. During the two-year Fellowship, Fellows receive a $90,000 annual salary with full benefits and a $20,000 start-up stipend. The Mind Trust staff, board and advisers provide guidance and professional support to Fellows, particularly by connecting them to a network of partners, funders, and key business, education, and civic leaders. With its rolling application process, The Mind Trust accepts applications and awards Fellowships continually throughout the year.
For more information about The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship, please contact Suzanne Anthony at email@example.com or 317-822-8102. Click here for a pdf description.