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Social Impact Career Resources

Breaking into the social impact sector is not always easy. The following organizations and programs might be able to help with developing critical skills, facilitating short term assignments, and placing talent in social impact organizations.


 Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

The Foundation is continually seeking individuals in Southern Africa who are willing to invest time and have an interest in promoting the growth of high-impact entrepreneurs. These individuals will walk alongside Candidate Fellows on their journey towards making a significant contribution.



With proven experience in their area of expertise, ACDI/VOCA volunteers provide targeted assistance to our field projects in areas such as agribusiness, community development and financial services, among others. Click here to learn apply. 


Alterna’s Fellowship Program is a trampoline for professionals who want to be on the frontline of the emerging fourth sector—social entrepreneurship. Our Fellowship Program is designed to bring top talent from the most innovative firms, universities and organizations worldwide to get hands-on experience working with local entrepreneurs who lack access to high-quality business services. 

Over the course of 6-10 months, Alterna Fellows provide individualized support to entrepreneurs in three phases of businesses development, accompanying them and guiding them through the riskiest phases of launching a business. Utilizing a methodology built from five years of launching our own social businesses and working directly with entrepreneurs in the community, our Fellows have successfully helped launch and scale over 300 social businesses and have worked with over 375 entrepreneurs in Guatemala.

Amani Institute

Our mission is to develop next-generation talent to address social challenges by creating a higher education model that offers future leaders opportunities to get an intensive experience of cross-boundary work, develop practical skills to build their professional toolkit, and understand the personal journey this work requires in order to be effective and sustainable as an individual over time. All this while simultaneously reducing the traditionally high cost of top-class global education. The Amani Institute offers both a Certificate Program on Social Innovation Management - designed to provide next generation talent and leadership to the social impact sector, and customized talent development programs for a range of foundations, social enterprises, academic institutions and non-profits.

Bankers without Borders- A Grameen Foundation Initiative

We partner with Fortune 500 companies and individuals to source some of the world’s top talent and brightest minds and strategically connect our volunteers with high-potential social enterprises and nonprofits fighting global poverty to improve their scale, sustainability, and impact. More than 19,050 business professionals, academics, and students from 170 countries are ready to contribute their time, skills and expertise to strengthen organizations fighting global poverty. This talent pool of volunteers – who donate their time pro bono – enables us to provide top-notch consulting, coaching, mentoring, and training services at a fraction of the market price. Since inception, BwB has consulted on 1,112 projects for 176 pro-poor organizations in 39 countries, helping them increase their organizational capacity and transferring skills and knowledge to their workforces.

The Center for Social Impact Learning (CSIL) 

CSIL stands out among today’s impact-driven career programs because it’s designed to serve the full spectrum of emerging social entrepreneurs—from undergraduates to graduate students to accomplished professionals, offering them both valuable learning experiences in the social enterprise field and seamless transitions from one stage of professional development to the next. With a focus on social enterprise management and impact investing, CSIL offers world-class experiential learning opportunities including a unique career launchpad program named the Ambassador Corps, and the award-winning Frontier Market Scouts fellowship and training program.  CSIL acts as a vehicle for positive impact in communities around the world by partnering with small and growing social sector businesses and responsible investment funds seeking new talent, and then matching them with globally-minded and diversely-skilled professionals. 

Engineers Without Borders Canada

EWB seeks volunteers who can provide much needed talent and expertise for seed-stage businesses. Through their EWB Fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa, fellows provide expert consultation to small and growing businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate and sustain their growth. Additionally, their Kumvana Fellowship brings together 10 to 15 dynamic African professionals from a range of industries and connects them with Canadian professionals and leaders from other African countries. 

 LGT Impact Fellowship 

As part of LGT Impact and LGT Venture Philanthropy's strategic support to scale proven entrepreneurial solutions, the LGT Impact Fellowship was established to provide additional know-how and capacity to portfolio companies and organizations. Nominated candidates work full-time for one year on-the-ground either with the senior management teams of leading social enterprises to support their ambitious expansion targets or with LGT Impact/LGT VP’s regional investment teams. Fellows are passionate professionals from all over the world with the desire to use their skills in a meaningful way. Candidates are required to have a strong professional background – an undergraduate degree, international exposure and a minimum of 2 years of relevant full-time work experience - as well as outstanding personal skills. Since inception of the program in 2009, over 140 professionals have joined the program to create impact around the world. 


MBC Africa

The MBC Fellowship Program prepares the next generation of agribusiness managers in Africa through a rigorous one-month management curriculum and a five-month work placement in a high-growth African agribusiness. 



Mennonite Economic Development Associates

 - Volunteer Audit Program: Assist our internal finance team by providing auditing
       service in support of small and medium-sized businesses in developing nations.
Volunteer Business and Technical Experts: Opportunities for business professionals to travel abroad for 1 month to share their expertise and help local businesses improve their livelihoods.

Business Volunteer Program: This program supports a 6-month remote mentorship relationship between volunteers and business leaders abroad which includes a 1-2 week in-country visit.



MovingWorlds is a curated online marketplace connecting professional talent with Social Enterprises around the world. We connect professionals to tailor-made opportunities for high-impact assignments, based on the alignment of individual skills, interests, and career level. As social enterprises are the main driver of positive social and environmental change, providing them with early-stage strategic support is the best way to accelerate their impact.




 ReWork finds and places top talent at organizations making social, cultural, or environmental change. Our curated Talent Pool consists of 50,000+ individuals looking for meaningful work. This platform allows us to match qualified candidates to their dream jobs while quickly and efficiently providing impact organizations with employees that can drive their mission forward. Our wide range of clients, includes ANDE members such as Acumen, B Lab, CARE, and The Rockefeller Foundation. To join our talent pool - click here. To hire from our talent pool - click here.


Rotary Peace Fellowships

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 100 social change leaders are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world.

Shortlist Recruitment Platform
Shortlist is a recruitment platform that helps companies in Africa and India find the best talent for their open roles. They partner with a wide variety of social impact organizations, including leading international and local NGOs and social enterprises, to recruit for junior to senior-level positions as well as fellowships and internships. Visit their website to create your profile, apply for jobs and kickstart your impact career. 

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies 

Be a Stanford Seed Coach in Africa! (Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana) The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed, launched its second center in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2016. Seed is seeking experienced business executives to serve as volunteer Seed Coaches and Seed Consultants to promising business leaders in our West & East Africa programs in 2017. Applications Accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more!


Villgro Fellowship

The Villgro Fellowship gives you a unique opportunity to get started. We are looking for skilled professionals to work closely with social entrepreneurs who are building businesses for the poor. The Fellowship allows you to immerse yourself in a social enterprise and go through a leadership training program that exposes you to thought leaders, entrepreneurs and academics in the field to support your professional and personal growth.



Tendrel is a global professional organization, led by and for social entrepreneurs. Tendrel's member-driven community comes together for personal and professional growth, peer support, and to transform systems that affect the entire impact ecosystem. Membership transcends sectors, geographies, and business models. To learn more or become a member, share a membership application here or reach out to Membership Manage, Miranda Barrett.


If your organization is helping to develop or place talent in the social impact sector and you would like to be listed here, please contact