The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2016 year. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various management skills with social-purpose organizations for ten weeks over the summer.
The thirteen McGill students named to the 2016 cohort are:
- Daniel Alberga (CoPower - Toronto)
- Charles Beaudry (Quartier de l'innovation)
- Lena Bergunde (Artistri Sud)
- Mikaela Fitzwilliam (CoPower - Montreal)
- Tina Ghaemmaghami (Fondation AXCS)
- Samuel Hull (Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre)
- Esther Jamieson (World Wide Hearing)
- Anoosha Lalani (Jean Sauvé Foundation)
- Alexia Manchon (Share the Warmth)
- Marie-Laure Miro (UTILE)
- Victoire Scherer (Made in Montreal)
- Francesca Valenti (Quo Vadis)
- Georgia Vatcher (Equitas)
Over the course of their mandates the students will be mentored through real world experience at their host organization. In turn, these organizations receive the additional resources required to improve strategies and operations to further advance their social mission.
New for 2016, the student interns will be contributing valuable research data to the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL), an observatory and research hub on social entrepreneurship and social innovation initiatives. Students will be translating the practices and observations from their internships into deeper learning experiences for researchers, community practitioners, and other students.
Students and organizations interested in being part of the 2017 cohort are encouraged to follow the SEI Facebook Page or subscribe to the MDIIM Newsletter to be alerted when applications open in late fall.