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Youthful Savings
Youthful Savings is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering the next generation through financial education and entrepreneurship training. We're currently seeking dynamic college students with a passion for compassion and education to join our growing Community Engagement Program. For more information, visit us at www.youthfulsavings.com and e-mail us at info@youthfulsavings.com with your resume and we'll be sure to get back to you!

PEACE Mexico
Excel in a global work environment by participating in a PEACE internship! Interns learn experiential alongside staff members, gaining tremendously valuable work experience all while bettering communities throughout Mexico. For more information about PEACE and the internship opportunity visit their Facebook page .


Investours "educates and mobilizes travelers and micro-entrepreneurs across the world to reshape educational tourism and the global fight against poverty." Investours interns have a unique opportunity to learn about the microfinance process firsthand and contribute in a meaningful way to the operations of an innovative start-up organization. Interns are responsible for several tasks, which will vary depending on the specific needs of the Program Director as well as the background and interests of the intern. Projects will include but are not limited to: social impact assessment (through the collection of comprehensive data through interviews and surveys), marketing (through developing partnerships with tour operators, hotels, and on-the-ground work to advertise our tours), and planning and operating our tours. Several NIU students have participated in the internship program. Please visit the following website for more information: www.mykro.org/investours-intern-opportunities-in-puerto-vallarta-mexico/2012/09/.

Opportunity International
Based in Oak Brook, IL Opportunity International hosts internships for summer, fall, and spring. Interns will have the opportunity to contribute to and gain valuable hands-on experience in a dynamic and rapidly expanding international development organization. For information on how to apply visit the Opportunity International website.

There are also plenty of other opportunities to gain experience in the social entrepreneurship space. Reach out to one of the social entrepreneurship professors or search the web to find the right opportunity for you!

Panzanzee is Chicago's social impact coworking space and incubator. It is a vibrant entrepreneurial community on a mission to start and grow companies that aim to solve some of the world's toughest challenges. The internship is a unique opportunity for a highly-skilled, innovative, execution-focused and self-motivated teammate to make an impact through business and get a first-hand, fast-track experience launching startups. Our summer teammates will get exposure to national and Chicago-based experts in the social enterprise and entrepreneur fields and be responsible for operationalizing a product with national reach.

Piece and Co.
Piece and Co. is a social enterprise that was launched in September 2011. Its mission is to create sustainable livelihoods for artisans and underserved populations around the globe through the sale of products to socially conscious retail partners and distributors. There are internships available annually based on project needs. Visit their website for more information.