Connecting students with mission-driven start-ups.

 

Interns 4 Impact connects small, socially-minded businesses with students from top MN colleges. Both receive additional support to help make the experience the best it can be.

Participating social businesses in our Interns 4 Impact Program have access to a team dedicated to making the internship process as easy as possible. From the start, we’ll be there to help you craft your job description, meet your intern, and provide any needed troubleshooting along the way. Our connections to the top schools in the area streamline the selection process. Let us recruit for you!

It doesn’t stop there! We will then be available to support your intern through our community including personal & professional development.

*Businesses must be an Impact Hub member to participate.

Interns 4 Impact in Action

  • Since 2019, Impact Hub MSP has connected 43 interns to 22 Social Impact Businesses in the Twin Cities.
  • 10% of interns received job offers from the company where they interned
  • Beyond supporting Social Impact Ventures, interns learned about:
    • The Sustainable Development Goals
    • Different Types of Social Business
      • Public Benefit Corporation vs. B Corp Certification
    • Impact Investing 101
    • Social Enterprise Education
  • Number of Interns
  • Number of Businesses

“Interns 4 Impact is a great way to network with like-minded ideas and learn more about careers and sustainable development goals of other companies & organizations” – Abdullahi

“The experiences we gained will definitely help us in understanding how a social business like Software for Good function. It also gave us opportunities to work with real clients, and learn how to be better communicators and teamates in future endeavors in the tech & social business environment.” – Jae

Impact Hub Support

Member Organization Support

  • Impact Hub will post your Internship Positions to Handshake – The #1 platform where college students find jobs and internships
  • Recruitment Assistance
  • The following workshops will be provided at the start of each program:
    • Internship Description Workshop – How to craft a description that will bring in the most applicants
    • Conducting an Interview Workshop – How to make sure your interview is effective and inclusive to everyone
    • How to Onboard and Work with an Intern – Best practices for working with an intern in person or remotely
  • Social Gatherings to connect with other impact businesses

Student Support

  • Extra Support: a contact at Impact Hub to help you navigate any ups or downs.
  • Community: you’ll be part of our membership which means potlucks, climbing club, and much more. You’ll also be in a cohort of other students participating in internships at the same time.
  • Personal and professional development: you’ll have access to Impact Hub’s training programs and workshops specifically designed for you.

Participating Schools:  Augsburg University, Carleton College, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, Concordia University, St. Paul, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota, University of Northwestern- St. Paul

Our Partners

Participating Schools

Participating Businesses

Thank you to the Bush Foundation & Otto Bremer Trust for your support.