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Summer Fellowships

The HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program allows students to develop skills and knowledge, while having significant responsibility and high impact. Organizations with summer internships represent arts and culture, community development, education, environment, human services, international relief, nonprofit consulting, and other social enterprises. Projects include new business development, strategic partnerships, financial analysis, operations management, and marketing.

How it works

Students secure a summer opportunity with a nonprofit organization, government agency, or social value-focused for-profit organization in the U.S. or abroad. Students may apply for posted positions through HBS Career Services or find a job on their own.

Students apply for the fellowship and must meet eligibility requirements and selection criteria for the application to be accepted. Students manage the application process, and work directly with the organization on necessary information, including a detailed sponsorship letter from the organization.

Organizations: visit Hire a Summer Associate to learn more.

Resources and Best Practices


All questions concerning the HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program should be addressed to the Social Enterprise Initiative by calling 617-495-6421 or by sending email to

The conditions of the HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program are subject to change from year to year.