Apply to for the Haas Social Impact Fund 2020
2020 has been extraordinary on all accounts. Many internships have been rescinded. CMG is offering an incentive program to incent companies to hire students. Still, there will be some students who don’t qualify and will be without an internship. For this year, the Haas Social Impact Fund (HSIF) will offer first-year students a payment if they have an unpaid, social impact internship (eligibility requirements below). Funding is limited and we expect awards to range from $500 to $2,000.
First Priority Deadline is EOD Friday, May 29th. Application Materials submitted before this date with be reviewed first, have priority considerations for funds, and will be notified by Wednesday, June 3rd.
Please Note: Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis; however, funding will become more and more limited the later in the season. Thus, it is to the applicant’s benefit to submit a complete application as early as possible.
1) The internship is at a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or government agency (employer application)
2) You have already received a written job offer
3) Duration of the summer internship is at least 6 weeks, working 20 hours per week
4) Must be unpaid. For those receiving compensation, you may qualify for CMG’s program
5) If you receive funding you are strongly urged to participate in fundraising for next year’s HSIF fundraising drive and share a blog of your experience with CSSL
6) Must be a first-year MBA student
Finally, it is important to note that we will review each and every application that comes through and accommodate as many grants as we can. Given this, we ask you to be cognizant of the fact that if you do not have the need to apply for this grant and you receive it, you might be using funds that might better support another one of your classmates.
Donate to the Haas Social Impact Fund
HSIF funding comes primarily from Haas first year MBAs, who typically donate one day of their summer internship salary to the fund to demonstrate Haas’ commitment to supporting non-profit/public sector endeavors. Contributions from matching corporation donations, alumni, and other donors are another integral part of HSIF.
Consider contributing merely a day of your internship or job compensation to help out others. You can quickly calculate your possible contribution here.
Please donate online via credit card.
In 2019, close to $25,000 was raised from FTMBA students, far exceeding our fundraising goals and breaking recent records for the Fund. The Fund issued awards to 9 FTMBA students, with 100% of the funds coming from student donations and awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. These students pursued high-impact summer internships at mission-driven organizations that pay below-market rates.
HSIF 2019 Blog Posts
For inspiration on your next social impact project and to learn more about the previous recipients’ experiences, visit our 2019 HSIF Blogpost.
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