The Impact Internship Award, offered through the Haas Social Impact Fund (HSIF) helps first-year Berkeley-Haas MBAs spend their summer working for a public and/or nonprofit organization while earning enough to pay basic living expenses. This Fund is comprised of money raised and donated by the Haas community.The goal of Haas Social Impact Fund is to:• Provide nonprofits or social enterprises access to much-needed MBA talent for summer projects that they could not otherwise afford• Encourage Haas MBA students, with a passion for social impact, to pursue summer internship opportunities to apply their MBA skills to practical issues faced by these organizations• Provide meaningful financial support for students to use the summer to determine what role the social sector will play in their personal and professional lives.
Criteria:To qualify for a Haas Social Impact Fund award, a student must work in a position that meets all of the following criteria:1. Summer internship is at a public or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or approved for-profit social enterprise (pending available funding).2. Intern has received a specific and substantive written job offer.3. Duration of the summer internship is at least nine weeks of full-time employment.4. Project and organization must be nonpartisan and nonsectarian.5. Compensation must not exceed $800/week.6. Applicant must actively participate in the HSIF spring fundraising drive.
SelectionThe following criteria will be considered to determine Berkeley-Haas Social Impact Fund Awards:• Extent to which the position requires skills developed during the MBA program• Internship’s relevance to student’s future career or personal goals• Student’s demonstrated commitment to the public or nonprofit sectors through volunteer work, employment experience and/or coursework at Haas• Employer’s ability to provide financial support and a substantial development opportunity