Established in 2015, the Social Impact Internship Fund at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management provides funding to Johnson MBA students who take a low- or no-compensation summer internship directly involved in social or environmental impact. Administered by the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CSGE), the fund supports students seeking internship opportunities in organizations dedicated to addressing critical social and environmental challenges. For a complete list of eligible organizations, application deadlines and more, visit CSGE's internship information page.
Funding for the Social Impact Internship Fund is made possible by the generosity of fellow Johnson students and alumni. If you would like to support students who have a passion to tackle real global challenges, please visit HERE to make a gift.
I give to Johnson's Social Impact Internship Fund for a few reasons. I spent many important and formative years at Cornell both as an undergraduate and graduate. I want other students to be able to gain the same if not better experiences through Cornell, and if I can impact their success in the world, nothing would make me prouder. To know that I can potentially make a difference in even one person's life is personally gratifying. --Beth Feldman '89, MBA '17
Benjamin Kalter, MBA '19 (right) with fellow Nuveen interns.
This past summer, Benjamin Kalter, MBA '19 chose Johnson for his MBA to learn about and practice impact investing. With support from the Social Impact Internship Fund, Ben interned in the impact investing team at Nuveen Private Investments. Nuveen is the investment arm of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and provides retirement benefits and financial services for educators, healthcare professionals, and workers in other non-profit sectors. As the investment manager within TIAA, Nuveen invests the assets of plan participants and manages approximately $980 billion across almost every conceivable asset class from public equity and fixed income to private market debt, real estate, and agriculture. Read more about Ben's internship experience on Johnson's Business Feed.
Keith Liao, MBA '19 (right) with co-consultant and fellow intern Lucien Charland.
Summer 2018, Keith Liao, MBA '19 interned with the National Park Service as a business analyst intern. The internship was with the Business Management Group, an internal consulting division of the National Park Service. Keith was placed on site at the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park with fellow co-consultant Lucien Charland, a public policy student from Harvard. Learn more about Keith's experience, made possible by a grant from the Social Impact Internship Fund, on Johnson's Business Feed.