Intrapreneurship fellowship is a social entrepreneurship training and integrated work-learning intrapreneurship program that engages Canadian post-secondary school students in our work to help them gain paid work experiences. The Fellowship identifies and connects brilliant students from post-secondary institutions and engages them as research and project assistant who support the implementation of our programs. The fellowship provides participants with avenues for gaining work experiences, and early exposure to social entrepreneurship as they lend projects, product development, and research support.
We are looking for brilliant and committed students that meet the following requirements:
- Enrolled in a college or university
- Highly proficient in English speaking and writing (Proficiency in French is an added advantage)
- Strong passion for global socioeconomic change and entrepreneurship
- Interested in global learning opportunities and exposure
- Membership in a campus entrepreneurship and development association or affiliation to a center for entrepreneurship
- Studying social entrepreneurship, business management, leadership, or international development
- Culturally sensitive, respectful, professional and ready to connect with and learn from social sector leaders and entrepreneurs
- Previous experience leading or working in a social venture (Profit or Not-for-profit) is an added advantage
- Possess excellent research skills, curious and pays attention to details.
- Technical skills such as data analysis, graphics design and accounting are highly desired
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You can apply at anytime. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks to review your application and get back to you with a response.
- Successful applicants will be notified of their selection and provided with information on the next stage of the selection process (interviews)
- The interview session will seek to confirm applicant’s skills levels and provide further information
- Selected Fellows must complete a series of online preparation courses and a mandatory orientation before they are assigned to a project
- Fellows must attend project preparatory calls, client meetings and project debrief meetings
- All project meetings and activities are held remotely through video conferencing
- Project deliverables and work plans are flexible and varies based on client’s goals and needs
- At the end of the fellowship term, Participants will receive a Global Intrapreneurship Fellowship certificate and compensation or academic credit at the end of the program
- Gain International work experiences and hone your entrepreneurship and research skills as you contribute to an innovative project for a small or medium-sized organization
- Apply your academic knowledge and skills to real-world social change projects and international development
- Work with exceptional and highly accomplished social change leaders and innovators as you expand your cultural horizon and build life-long relationships.
- Gain access to mentors and coaches at Impact Toolbox that will train and support you as you contribute to tackling a global challenge through your intrapreneurship project
- Earn a global intrapreneurship fellowship certificate in recognition of your global mindset and dedication to problem-solving through entrepreneurship
- Enhance your resume by highlighting your completed international project and your training on social entrepreneurship and innovation
"The fellowship was an incredible opportunity that allowed me to gain a new understanding of myself and how similar, yet different, my perspective is to others around the globe. Getting to know my colleagues throughout the process and hearing their perspectives was the most incredible experience. The biggest lesson I learned over the course of this fellowship was how quickly someone’s story or perspective could open your own eyes to a new way of thinking. I’ve always had a love for other individuals and hearing their stories and what makes them unique, but this experience took that to a whole new level. After talking weekly with my colleagues, I was able to recognize that, yes, we have significant differences due to our location. Still, there is more overlap with common issues than I had initially realized. For our team specifically, we researched the food insecurity challenges and how the demand for shea butter in the United States directly affected the locals and the environment in North Africa. This has inspired me to find innovative ways to help look for solutions to these global issues."
2022 Global Citizenship Fellow | Appalachian State University