Summer Internship Fund

The Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (SIF) enables students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice, and enables organizations who otherwise could not afford MBA interns to benefit from their experience. SIF is supported by CASE, the Fuqua Net Impact Club, the Class of 1990 Endowment, and the Fuqua Career Management Center. Read about previous SIF interns here

Information for students interested in SIF can be found in the program description guide. The Fuqua Career Management Center hosts a SIF information session each Spring, and students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply online once the application has been released.

Eligibility:  Current Daytime MBA students pursuing a full-time, minimum eight-week summer internship with an eligible employer can apply for financial support in the spring semester. The internship must utilize MBA skills, be well-defined with adequate supervision, and have a significant impact on the organization.  For more information about internship eligibility and application process, watch the informational video.

Funding is prioritized based on the type of employer. An employer may not have the promotion of a particular political party or candidate as its core mission and may not be primarily religious in nature, though may have a religious affiliation.  Funding priorities are: 

Priority Level by Employer Type
1 – 501 c3 nonprofit organizations and non-US NGOs with annual operating budgets below $10M (US$) or any government agency (local, state, federal) 
2 – 501 c3 nonprofit organizations and non-US NGOs with annual operating budgets over $10M (US$) 
3 – Certified B-Corporations 
4 – For-Profit Mission-Driven Businesses, Public Benefit Corporations 
5 – Non-Impact Oriented Small Businesses or Start-Ups 

Funding: SIF funding is distributed as a one-to-one match of employer salary contributions, up to a total maximum summer salary of $15,000 (employer + SIF).  Eligible employer contributions include salary and housing/travel/training stipends. Funding amounts are dependent on annually available SIF funds and all funding decisions are at the discretion of the SIF Management Committee. SIF funds are considered taxable income and recipients are responsible for any tax implications. 

To Apply: Current students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply in the spring of their first year in the MBA program.  Learn more about what to include in an email of intent in the SIF Program Description. Email with any questions.