Paid Social Impact Summer Internships for 1st Year MBAs

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First-year MBAs, are you looking for a paid summer 2021 internship in social impact?

Check out these three opportunities. Not only will you gain valuable experience, but you’ll also work with Wharton alumni!

1. Government:

Social Enterprise Finance Team Intern with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

The DFC’s Social Enterprise Finance team aims to mobilize private capital into innovative, high-impact social enterprises to enable them to expand their operations and help solve critical developmental challenges. The team’s client base, market focus, and strategy cover a broad range of impact investment sectors (micro and SME finance, healthcare, education, sustainable agriculture, housing, water, and sanitation) and address the needs of people living at the base of the economic pyramid. As an intern, you’ll work in all stages of project development.

Read the full description and learn how to apply.


2. Public-Private Economic Development:

Strategy, Communications, and Partnerships Intern with PIDC

PIDC’s mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia. Your summer internship role will focus on assisting the Strategy, Communications, and Partnerships team with executing on several strategic priorities, including leadership in Philadelphia’s economic recovery, financial and business operations strategy, risk management, and more.

Read the full description and learn how to apply.


3. Venture Capital:

Analyst with Fireworks Ventures

Firework Ventures (a venture capital fund) aims to be the category-defining fund in the future of work, with a human-centered approach to investing in this market. Advances in automation, digitalization, and AI are changing the economy at a rapid pace. Firework Ventures invests in entrepreneurs helping people thrive in this changing economy. As a venture capital intern, you’ll source and conduct due diligence on potential investments, work on market mapping, and engage with entrepreneurs.

Read the full description and learn how to apply.

Interested? Next steps:

  • Read the description linked under each opportunity to find out how to apply.
  • Questions? Please reach out to the contact listed in the job description. WSII does not have additional information.
  • They will reach out to you directly if you are invited to interview.
  • Secured the position? WSII will fund you $7,000 for the summer.
WSII thanks the Bendheim family for their generosity in funding these summer internships with Wharton alumni Bendheim Fellows.