Apply for internships

Thank you for your interest in interning with us. We look forward to seeing your application. Please read the job description carefully and note that the application deadline might be different for each internship. If you have any questions please contact the Student Program Manager at

You can also join one of our information sessions.

Data Science

Data Science

We are open to applicants with an interest in data science but may not have been indoctrinated in a curriculum specific to data science studies. We encourage those with sound fundamentals in probability and statistics, programming, computer technology, engineering math, or have shown the ability to conduct quality research or developmental work in a quantitative field to apply.


Film students will assist the film team to plan, produce, and edit films that tell meaningful stories in the social impact space. As a film student intern, you will be assisting in the pre-production, production, post-production processes. Students have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients, develop as storytellers, filmmakers, and editors while building their portfolio.
Finance for Translational Research

Finance for Translational Research

The Impact Finance team at the Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join a new student cohort as analysts for an innovative finance and outcomes-based financing pilot project with the University of Utah. The cohort positions are tailored to students interested in social and environmental issues, research and public policy.
Graphic Design

Graphic Design

The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join the impact storytelling team as a graphic design student intern. Students have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients and develop as designers and storytellers while building their portfolio. Students will work with all focus areas in the Center to connect with impact investors, governments, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and students.
Impact Investing

Impact Investing

The Impact Investing team at the Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student applicants to join as a student analyst. The student-led investing team underwrites venture capital deals for investing clients (e.g., venture funds, foundations, family offices). Analysts accepted into the program will receive unparalleled venture capital experience by completing due diligence into early-stage start-ups and recommending investments to our clients.


The Sorenson Impact Center is seeking student interns to work with the operations team on a range of duties including student support and development. 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.

The student experience

Our students are gaining real-world experience while making a difference. See what it’s like to work for a team that is passionate about what they do.

Program requirements

Student impact fellows are expected to be enrolled in school for the duration of the program and to commit to the following:

  • up to 20 hours per week
  • minimum 2 semesters
  • Friday morning meetings

For more information on the internship program, please email Maria Lara.

or, join an information session.

University of Utah Strategy

The Sorenson Impact Center Student Program aligns and supports the University of Utah’s Strategy.

Impact Definition

Assess the current impact measurement process rooted in performance to date. Clarify theory of change and define associated key performance indicators.

Title IX Statement

The University of Utah is committed to providing a supportive learning environment and fostering safe, healthy relationships among our students. To do so, the University will immediately and appropriately respond to reports of sexual misconduct, including the offenses of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender are the most egregious forms of sex discrimination. University policy also prohibits discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.  These offenses are subject to the same accountability standards as offenses against individuals in any protected class and the same kinds of support are available.

When OEO receives a report of sexual misconduct, the university will respond by providing information about support and resources on campus and will also explain options for addressing the behavior including filing a Formal Complaint with the OEO under university policy and/or reporting to law enforcement.   Supportive Measures are available to those who experience Sexual Misconduct, whether or not you choose to file a Formal Complaint or report to law enforcement.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, we encourage you to report it to the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Title IX Coordinator/Director

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

More information about the University policies can be found at our website at Relevant University of Utah’s policies can be found at:

Impact Definition

Assess the current impact measurement process rooted in performance to date. Clarify theory of change and define associated key performance indicators.

Student Safety

Our student intern safety is important to us, as such we encourage student interns to use the following resources available to them through the University of Utah. 

In an emergency, dial 911 or seek a nearby emergency phone (throughout campus). Report any crimes or suspicious people to 801-585-COPS; this number will get you to a dispatch officer at the University of Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS; If at any time, you would like to be escorted by a security officer to or from areas on campus, DPS will help — just give a call.

The University of Utah seeks to provide a safe and healthy experience for students, employees, and others who make use of campus facilities. In support fo this goal, the University has established confidential resources and support services to assist students who may have been affected by harassment, abusive relationships, or sexual misconduct. A detailed listing of University Resources for campus safety can be found at

Our student and staff well-being is key to your personal safety. If you are in crisis, call 801-587-3000; help is close. The university has additional excellent resources to promote emotional and physical wellness, including the Counseling Center (, the Wellness Center (, and the Women’s Resource Center ( Counselors and advocates in these centers can help guide you to other resources to address a range of issues, including substance abuse and addiction.

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