• University student (who has completed at least their freshman year and was enrolled in a university during the preceding semester).
  • Able to commit to 10-15 hours per week and week and meet virtually at the designated times (in the NYC timezone). Meeting attendance is required.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States (or eligible for Curricular Practical Training [CPT] / Optional Practical Training [OPT] under an F1 visa).


All accepted applicants will have to provide:

  • A statement from your school that attests you are a student whose course of instruction leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States (Proof of citizenship / work eligibility / OPT / CPT)

If you have any questions about your eligibility please contact your university.

Time Commitment

You are expected to work 10-15 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

Much of this work can be done on your own time, but you are expected to fulfill all responsibilities and deadlines.

Each week, there will two check-in’s that should last approximately 1-2 hours each.

Failure to attend these check-in meetings will result in the immediate dismissal from the internship.

If you need to take vacation time during the summer, you must submit for the time-off prior to the start of the internship. If you unexpectedly must miss a check-in meeting for acceptable reasons, you need to document it with the Team Lead and Executive Director prior to the meeting.

Internship Location

You are able to participate in this program virtually, so you do not need to be in New York City. However, you must be able to meet at designated check-in times (that are in the NYC timezone). In some cases, there may be some in-person interactions with our clients. We can work this out on a case-by-case basis.

Required Qualifications

There is no expectation that you have taken any particular coursework or that you are an “expert” in a certain area. The projects that we work on with our client require strong critical thinking and time management, the ability to work with a team, and dedication to the client and the meetings.

Internship Funding Options

The Social Impact Scholars does not have the funds to pay its student interns at this time (even a minor stipend per student would cost over $50,000.00 per summer!) However, we firmly believe in allowing all interested students the opportunity to gain experience regardless of their ability to pay. As such, there are two options:

Unpaid Part-Time Internship

The internship is designed to be 10-15 hours per week and be somewhat flexible around when you complete your work product (note: check-in meetings will occur at a fixed time determined before you start your internship) so that you could participate in paid employment elsewhere. This allows you to earn an income from a job that doesn’t necessarily provide you with relevant experience while still getting consulting / social impact experience with us!

University Funding

Our internship may be eligible for university funding for those with financial need.

If you’d like more information on this, please contact Brian Hanssen at

The Social Impact Scholars is especially interested in working with students who:

  • Are not well-connected to the business world
  • Cannot afford to do a summer internship / get experience without paid employment
  • Are underrepresented in business schools and/or the consulting field
You are encouraged to apply and we will do our best to ensure you can gain experience without financial hardship.

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