Funding for Internships and Social Entrepreneurship

Kellogg maintains a rich portfolio of internships, fellowships and funding opportunities to better support social impact career development for students and graduates. Kellogg also has a wealth of funding and support for student social entrepreneurs.

School year

Kellogg offers financial support for students aspiring to have a positive impact across industry sectors and functional areas. Funding for social start-up work for up to $5,000 per project phase is available to student entrepreneurs during the school year. Additionally, Kellogg provides support for students and student teams engaging in social impact conferences, competitions and other endeavors. This financial support is made possible through a generous gift from Christopher and Courtney Combe.


Kellogg offers several different financial support opportunities over the summer months, from funding for a new social venture to support for summer internships at nonprofit or social impact organizations. Additionally, any part-time student with flexibility to participate in a summer internship may apply for summer funding. Funding is available for up to $5,000 per student for a summer internship stipend. We will reimburse up to an additional $5,000 of business expenses to students working on a new social venture. Additionally, one student each year will be awarded the $30,000 NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Summer Award.

Upon graduation

Kellogg is committed to providing funding to graduating students who pursue their passions by stepping into a nonprofit role or by launching new enterprises in the social impact space. Student teams who are awarded the Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award or the NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Award are awarded $70,000 for their start-up enterprises. Additionally, graduating students or alumni in full-time nonprofit roles can qualify for student loan assistance.
2015 Accepted Positions
2015 graduates accepted internships and full-time positions in Corporate Social Responsibility at Facebook, General Electric, and Starbucks; in Public/Government at the White House, RTI International, National Park Service, New York Public Radio; in International Development at Joseph Project, United Nations, and Fish4Hope; and in Social Enterprise at Subway Kenya, Inspirotec, Piece & Company, Koa Organic Beverages, and Story2 LLC.

Many Paths to Social Impact Across Careers

Kellogg prepares graduates to bring their values into their career paths and to foster social impact across diverse sectors and roles. Whether in full-time social impact work, focusing on sustainability and impact through a corporate lens, or in dedication to board service, philanthropy or public service, Kellogg alumni are change-makers for today’s most pressing challenges worldwide.

Career Support

Kellogg prepares students for success in business, and our world-renowned Career Management Center equips them to manage and foster social impact in their careers over a lifetime. With career coaches who are experts on impact career tracks to on-campus interviewing and career visits from impact companies and organizations, to a comprehensive job board with opportunities across impact sectors, Kellogg’s Career Management Center and social impact professors and team support students and alumni to forge their own paths in their impact careers.