This sounds like an excellent opportunity for college students interested in social enterprise–
Students Will Make a Difference and Gain Critical Management Skills While Helping Boston-Based Non-Profit Organizations
BOSTON, MASS, February 23, 2007 – Experience, Inc., the leading provider of career services for college students and alumni, today announced a unique Summer Fellowship program that will provide college sophomores extensive management training and work experience with Boston-area non-profit organizations. Responding to the marked and growing interest in social enterprise, Experience is partnering with New Sector Alliance, a nonprofit strategy consulting firm in Boston, to create exciting opportunities for
students to build transferable skills while making a positive impact on the community. Support from Experience, AmeriCorps and the Massachusetts Service Alliance will enable 45 students to participate in the program this summer.
Through this partnership, talented undergraduates will be chosen to work with nonprofit organizations to achieve critical goals: expand programs, measure outreach impact, strengthen operating procedures and increase stakeholder base.
New Sector Alliance will pre-screen each project to ensure that it will make a substantive impact on the organization and give Fellows the opportunity to learn new skills and build their resumes with rewarding, real-world social enterprise experiences.
Fellows will also participate in world-class trainings and workshops designed to give students a well-rounded experience. Trainings will focus on skills relevant to all industries – project management, persuasive communication, basic finance – as well as non-profit-specific topics such as theories of change and introduction to the non-profit sector.
“The most critical obstacle to economic growth is the increasing scarcity of high-caliber talent,” said Jennifer Floren, founder and CEO of Experience, Inc. “This Summer Fellowship program will demonstrate that young talent can master the skills needed to lead global organizations, while at the same time having a positive impact on society.”
In addition to training, another key component of the program is interaction with role models. Each Fellow will be matched with a mentor from top management consulting firms such as Accenture, Bain, BCG, Bridgespan, McKinsey and Mercer. Mentors provide real-time guidance and help Fellows accomplish project and personal goals.
Application deadline for interested students is March 1, 2007. The Summer Fellowship program begins in late May and runs through the summer, depending on the project and host site. For additional information or to apply for the Summer Fellows program, please visit www.experience.com.