Funding for Summer Experiences

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Funding for Summer Experiences

Financial support is available for students participating in social impact internships during the summer quarter while enrolled in the Kellogg MBA program. This also includes student funding for social entrepreneurs working on their ventures full-time over the summer quarter. Project Impact funding is made possible through a generous gift from the Combe Family. Students must be participating in a summer internship with significant social impact to be considered for funding.

Types of summer experiences supported

All Kellogg students are encouraged to apply for funding support while participating in social impact internships over the summer. The Kellogg Social Impact staff will determine if the internship is truly a social impact internship by reviewing each student’s individual application materials.

The following are examples of sectors that fall within social impact for the purposes of summer internship stipend consideration:

● Sustainability
● Nonprofit/government
● FinTech
● Health and human services
● Education
● Impact Investing
● Social impact consulting
● Corporate social impact

Summer Internship Funding

As of the Fall 2017 quarter, all Kellogg students will be subject to quarter and lifetime funding caps. These caps allow Project Impact to distribute funds fairly across the Kellogg student population. All funding is subject to an application and approval process that will take into account the strength of the student’s project as well as outside factors, outside funding, financial need and fund availability. Project Impact provides a stipend to selected students with consideration for 1) the estimated cost of living for the city the student will be working in; and 2) compensation provided by the employer. Kellogg’s Social Impact team calculates our stipend maximums by city by using publicly available data. More information on funding caps and stipend matching amounts can be found here.

Students who are not completing social impact internships with an outside company/organization but are working on their own social entrepreneurial venture full-time over the summer months are eligible to apply for a stipend of up to $5,000. Social entrepreneurs will need to submit an application in the same format as the rest of the summer internship stipend applicants, but will need to note on the form that they are requesting a stipend for working on their venture full-time over the summer quarter. Please note that up to $5,000 in rolling Project Impact funding is also available, upon application and approval, for the summer quarter.

LEAP Innovations Summer Stipend and Working Space Award

The LEAP Innovations Summer Stipend and Working Space Award is designed to help launch or support up to two EdTech startups and is generously funded by LEAP Innovations and Social Impact at Kellogg. Please reach out to Trina Ntamere with questions about the application process.

Additional entrepreneurship internships and awards are available on the Levy Entrepreneurial Practice website.

Application Process

The applications for Summer Internship Funding and the LEAP Award are currently undergoing review. Please check back in Spring 2018 for an updated application link. 
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