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Our Mission

The Social Impact Internship Fund offers funding to support Georgetown MBA students who accept unpaid or low-paying internships in the social impact field.

Last year, SIIF met half of student demand. This year, we want to meet 100%.

 
 

Our Impact

Run by the Net Impact club, SIIF provides stipends to McDonough students with non-paying or low-paying social impact internships. Since the fund was created 10 years ago, it has offered more than $325,000 in scholarships and stipends to MBA students interning with organizations such as USAID, OPIC, and Kiva. Money raised this year will benefit students taking internships in summer 2019.

 

$25k

thousand Dollars

Over $25,000 were raised for SIIF recipients in 2018, which only covered half of recipients’ demonstrated need.

 

100

student sponsors

SIIF enjoys widespread support among the McDonough MBA student body. In 2018, over 100 students donated over $100.

 
 

10

students recipients

While 21 applicants met SIIF’s standards for social impact internships in 2018, funds were only able to sponsor 10 students.

 
 

Our Recipients

By awarding stipends, SIIF allows students to pursue the career paths of their choosing and reduces the financial burden associated with unpaid or low paying internships. Stipends are awarded to Georgetown MBA students based on the merit of the internship organization and project, benefit to the student’s career goals, and financial need, among other criteria. We consider three questions: is the organization a certified benefits corporation; is there a social mission embedded in the organization’s DNA; does my position directly advance the mission?

Applications for summer 2019 are currently open and will close April 14.

 

impact investing in mongolia, 2018

SIIF funded Andrew Miller’s internship in the Ulaanbaatar office of SGI Frontier Capital, an American private equity fund with global operations, in Mongolia. SGI in Mongolia has both equity and debt platforms, investing and helping grow Mongolian SMEs as well as on-lending from OPIC to other SMEs in Mongolia.
 

Emily’s List, 2018

SIIF recipient Amanda MacDonald helped EMILY’s List—the largest national resource for women in politics—propel hundreds of women into office in 2018.

corporate social responsibility, 2018

Ankita Kochhar received SIIF funding to intern at Inspiring Capital, where she researched how behavioral economics can be used to help companies better engage their employees, and how it can help clients, like American Express, get buy-in for sustainable projects (e.g. making credit cards out of recycled plastic.)
 

+ past siif internships have included:

Inspiring Capital, Pact, HundrED, Overseas Private Investment Corp, US Senate Committee on Finance, USAID, To the Market, EMILY’s List, AlphaMundi Group

 
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november 2018

Georgetown McDonough ranked fifth in the Princeton Review’s ranking of MBA programs for careers in nonprofits for 2019. Eight percent of the Full-time MBA Class of 2018 went into the nonprofit and social impact industry, making it the fourth most popular industry for graduates this year.

The Princeton Review / Read Full Article

 

 
 

Get Involved

In addition to the amount raised from MBA students, the club is recruiting support from MBA alumni and the broader Georgetown community to further strengthen the fund and make the school more competitive with other top MBA programs that offer larger stipends for these types of internships.

 

apply for funding

GU MBA students are eligible. Applications for summer 2019 are currently open and will close April 14.

become a Sponsor

Contributions are tax deductible and are processed as SIIF-designated donations to Georgetown University.

request more info

Please contact the Georgetown Net Impact Club to request more information regarding SIIF.