Student program

The Sorenson Impact Center’s greatest impact is through empowering tomorrow’s leaders with transformative, experiential learning. We are proud to offer unrivaled real-world training and mentorship to our students in the below internship areas.

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The student experience

The student experience

The student experience

The student experience

The student experience

The student experience

The student experience

The student experience

Internship areas

Impact Investing

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.

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Data Science

Data science interns work with the data science team to find and obtain data sets, provide customized data analysis for clients, write code, learn best practices around data sharing and security, as well as create data visualizations and dashboards. They are exposed to cutting-edge practices around impact measurement for both public and private sector projects.

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Operations

The Operations team oversees the day-to-day management of the center, including the Student Program. They work with HR, communication, and financial processes that touch on every corner of the organization.

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Impact Finance

Impact Finance team works to design innovative financing structures that better address social problems including: Pay for Success, Opportunity Zones, community development finance, and innovative finance among others. They work at the intersection of community needs, the needs of underserved populations and the needs and requirements of private and public investment capital.

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Communications and Marketing

The Marketing Communication team includes Content Writers, Graphic Designers, Film producers, Film makers, PR/Communication specialist, and social media. They have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients while building their skills and portfolio. This client-facing work is always changing and new projects start frequently.

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Impact Strategy

The Impact Strategy team works with social issues and public policy while exploring innovative tools being used to address social issues today, including Pay for Success projects, data-driven decision making, and performance-based contracting. Issue areas may include homelessness, criminal recidivism, public health, early childhood education, higher education, environmental preservation, economic development, and more.

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Internship areas

Communications and Marketing

The Marketing Communication team includes Content Writers, Graphic Designers, Film producers, Film makers, PR/Communication specialist, and social media. They have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients while building their skills and portfolio. This client-facing work is always changing and new projects start frequently.

Read full description

Communications and Marketing

The Marketing Communication team includes Content Writers, Graphic Designers, Film producers, Film makers, PR/Communication specialist, and social media. They have the opportunity to engage with real-world clients while building their skills and portfolio. This client-facing work is always changing and new projects start frequently.

Read full description

Data Science

Data science Impact Fellows work alongside the data science team to provide customized data diagnostics for clients, write code, learn best practices around data sharing and security, as well as create data visualizations and dashboards.

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Impact Investing

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.

Read full description

Impact Finance

Impact Finance team works to design innovative financing structures that better address social problems including: Pay for Success, Opportunity Zones, community development finance, and innovative finance among others. They work at the intersection of community needs, the needs of underserved populations and the needs and requirements of private and public investment capital.

Read full description

Impact Strategy

The Impact Strategy team works with social issues and public policy while exploring innovative tools being used to address social issues today, including Pay for Success projects, data-driven decision making, and performance-based contracting. Issue areas may include homelessness, criminal recidivism, public health, early childhood education, higher education, environmental preservation, economic development, and more.

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Operations

The Operations team oversees the day-to-day management of the center, including the Student Program. They work with HR, communication, and financial processes that touch on every corner of the organization.

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Student Coalition – MAPS

The Sorenson Impact Center is looking for student interns to work in the Student Coalition in the Model Analyze Prototype Share (MAPS) Project, as it continues into its third year the group will build upon the key work already begun, focusing on centering and empowering students in the story of higher education by understanding student experiences, amplifying student voices, and leveraging student expertise.

Internship description

MAPS student

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.

maria.lara@sorensonimpact.com

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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu.

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

http://regulations.utah.edu/general/1-012.php

http://regulations.utah.edu/general/1-011.php

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