[Social Innovation]: Social Entrepreneurship Internship Opportunity

The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education “PAGE” is seeking Duke undergraduate interns for this summer

(See attached flyers)

PAGE aims to inspire and empower underserved rural girls through education. Now in its 7th year, PAGE offers innovative learning opportunities for girls in grades 6-9, a mentoring program for 9th grade girls, and high school internships for rural girls with college dreams. With these learning opportunities, PAGE is providing girls with 21st century skills they can someday invest back into their future families and into North Carolina’s mountain communities. In this way, PAGE hopes to create the girl effect. Our goal is to help rural girls and young women create futures that include greater confidence and success in middle school and high school, graduation from high school, and postsecondary education.

To learn more about the internship opportunity, email Deborah Hicks-Rogoff at dhicks@duke.edu. There will also be an information session on December 9th from 12pm-1pm in Perkins 218. Applications are due January 17th. 



Unite for Sight Global Impact Corps - Global Health Fellowship Opportunity in Winter, Spring, and Summer


What are your plans for the upcoming months? We hope to have an opportunity to work with you in Unite For Sight's Global Impact Corps in Ghana, Honduras, and India!

Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps volunteer abroad program is available year-round, and it's not too late to participate this winter, spring, or next summer! We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to secure your preferred program dates and location. Many program dates and locations will become filled to maximum capacity.

Watch a 5-minute video that features past Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellows who share their stories.  

Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Fellows are students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows support, assist, and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to more than 2.2 million patients living in poverty during the past decade, including 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of delivering quality healthcare in resource-poor settings.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

o    is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health opportunities for students and professionals;

o    directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;

o    develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its Fellows for a high-impact and immersive experience.

Complete details and the online enrollment instructions can be seen here.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you during the upcoming months!




FELLOWSHIPS: FuseCorps, GLG, Acumen (Various Locations)

FuseCorps Fellowships

The FUSE Fellowship is a unique opportunity to leverage your professional background to solve crucial community problems. Each carefully crafted fellowship focuses on achieving lasting impact and exposing local government to innovative approaches. FUSE Fellows inspire communities throughout the country to reimagine what is possible in community based problem solving. Learn more here: http://www.fusecorps.org/become-a-fellow/


GLG Social Impact Fellows

Social Impact Fellows are curious, ambitious, and committed leaders of high-impact organizations. Those organizations best positioned to use GLG are at least 2-3 years old, have established teams and products or programs, and are at critical inflection points in their growth. GLG is excited to help leaders learn and further leverage the possibilities of targeted expertise. They plan to continue recruiting new Fellows every year and growing a robust community of social sector leaders, learners, and innovators. You can learn more here (http://glgsocialimpact.com).  If you have any questions, send to: info@glgsocialimpact.com.


Acumen 2017 Regional Fellows Program

When Fellows join the Regional Fellows Program, they embark on a leadership journey. Over the course of the year, Fellows engage in deep reflection, challenge their assumptions about the world, and strengthen their moral compass. Through these programs, we hope to create an interconnected web of global leaders who share values, collaborate with each other, and drive change. Applications for the 2017 Regional Fellows Programs in East Africa, India and Pakistan open June 13, 2016 and close August 1, 2016. Learn more here: http://acumen.org/leadership/regional-fellows/


Marketing Intern - ENVESTED (Durham, NC)

Marketing (Intern)

Durham, North Carolina

Company Description:

Envested (https://www.envested.org/ ) is a social network giving platform targeted to the millennials. Our platform provides an engaging, social, transparent, and centralized way to direct your philanthropic giving – in your local community and beyond. We take an analytical approach leveraging insights and research from a field emerging at MIT called Social Physics.

We currently have 5 employees: the CEO/Founder, Community Partnerships lead, UX Design Manager, Developer, and Community Operations Manager. The company was launched in September 2015 and our product was released in March 2016.

Role and Responsibilities:

This person will execute and help plan the marketing tactics to increase user acquisition in local communities (NC); (s)he will also be responsible for the design and planning of marketing kits for our nonprofit partners and corporate sponsors. Lastly, (s)he will be responsible for proposing and finalizing our segmentation of users and developing strategies for those target users.

Skills and Requirements:

- In pursuit of a Bachelors or Masters degree

- Some experience in consumer marketing (includes digital marketing, ads, marketing messaging,

marketing segmentation, etc.)

- Well versed in social media strategies, tactics, and emerging trends

- Passion about nonprofit and community impact; bonus points for nonprofit work

- Works well with others; can take direction and execute with limited oversight needed

- Excellent written and verbal communication

- Great attitude and hardworking