The pre-professional team exposes the wider Stanford community to a potential career in social impact by connecting Stanford students with mentors and career opportunities. We achieve this mission through curating a Social Impact Fellows Program that allows students to gain paid, highly coveted internships at high-growth social enterprises, and working across organizations to re-brand how the social sector recruits students.
The application for the 2017 Summer Fellowship Program has closed.
We will begin accepting applications for 2018 next December.
Here are our partners from the 2017 Summer Fellowship Program:
Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. It is a for-profit socially conscious company based in San Francisco and Nairobi. Branch uses technology to dramatically reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. The first product is credit. Branch is like a bank in your pocket, there for you at all times.
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. Its headquarters are in Berwyn, PA and offices in New York, NY; Denver and Boulder, CO; and San Francisco, CA. B Lab drives systemic change through a number of interrelated initiatives. More information: www.bcorporation.net.
HandUp is a charitable giving platform that provides new, simple, and direct ways for nonprofits and donors to impact poverty. HandUp connects the abundance of resources and support in our society with the capabilities of existing social service nonprofit and government organizations.
OpenGov is a technology company that offers a web-based financial visualization software for state and local governments to help them manage their budgets and to increase government transparency. The company focuses on making government and financial data accessible by modeling and presenting it in a user-friendly and interactive manner.
WikiHow is the world's leading "how-to" website, on a mission to teach everyone in the world how to anything, for free! Based in Palo Alto, WikiHow a small 25 person team who wants to enact positive change and share our mission globally.
Worldreader has a mission of providing e-books to children and families in the developing world. The organization uses e-readers, mobile phones and other digital technology to reach readers in 53 countries, providing them with over 37,000 book titles in 43 languages. Since 2010, Worldreader has reached nearly four million readers with e-books and has over 400 thousand monthly readers.
SENSA's summer fellowship is one of more than 450 Cardinal Quarter opportunities through which Stanford students pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support. Through Cardinal Quarter, students build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions to communities locally, nationally, and across the globe. Cardinal Quarter is part of the university-wide Cardinal Service initiative to elevate and expand service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education.