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About the Sorenson Impact Center
The Sorenson Impact Center (SIC) at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business envisions a thriving world where all people are valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides decision making. The Center advances global impact through innovation in impact investing and finance, public policy and government spending, and corporate and social sector behavior with organizations across the globe, and utilizes world-class data science, impact storytelling and collaboration as key tools. As part of its mission to train future impact leaders, the Center integrates academic programming and experiential learning into each of its practice areas.
The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student interns to work with the operations team on a range of duties including student support and development. The Operations intern will work under the general supervision of the CFO and/or Student Program Manager. This position requires frequent interaction with key stakeholders for the student program including prospective student interns, current student interns, Sorenson Impact Center alumni, faculty, and university staff from the University of Utah, and other educational institutions.
Due to the client-facing nature of this position, candidates must be professional, student-focused, self-motivated, and a team player. Applicants must also have strong communication and organizational skills and be comfortable working with those from diverse backgrounds. The Sorenson Impact Center’s work is fast paced and constantly evolving so please watch this short YouTube video to learn more about the type of work we do.
- Student recruitment; i.e., events, outreach, marketing, follow-up
- Implementation of student programming; i.e., events coordination, logistics, media assistance, scholarships management
- Alumni programming; i.e., data maintenance, event planning, communication ● Student onboarding
- Development of student training and curriculum
- Other duties as assigned
- Proactive, innovative, and resourceful
- Demonstrate a “solutions-oriented” problem solving mentality
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Proven analytical skills
- Detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated
- Healthy collaborative attitude with track record on on-time deliverables ● Ability to be productive within ambiguous project guidelines
The dynamic nature of work means the student experience becomes more valuable with deeper levels of engagement. To facilitate this experience, student interns are expected to commit to working 20 hours per week for a minimum of two semesters (continuation beyond the first semester is dependent upon meeting the appropriate level of performance).
The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities.
* Due to legal restrictions regarding student employment under certain Visa statuses, Sorenson Impact can not guarantee our ability to pay international students. For international students potentially selected, we commit to working with you and your institution to determine our ability to adequately compensate you for your time and energy. Please reach out with any questions.