The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) encourages and supports summer internships for CMC students. KLI offers leadership program support to CMC students participating in summer internships, which include an academic online course to complement the experiential learning experience of an internship. The focus of the KLI summer internship program is to provide a meaningful experience in an organization that provides CMC students with multiple opportunities to learn and develop personal leadership skills and develop an increased appreciation for social responsibility.
KLI International Internship Program
Applications due Friday, February 10, 2017 at noon
CMC sophomores and juniors who wish to pursue transformative international internships that enhances cross-cultural understanding of leadership in the public (for-profit), governmental, or not-for-profit (social) sectors may apply for KLI support. A KLI transformative international internship should provide experiential exposure in an international setting and is developed specifically for this program (as opposed to using an organization that helps locate internships and charges a program fee). In addition, the internship should provide the student with meaningful responsibilities and allow the student to explore cross-cultural leadership. Internships must meet the requirements of CMC’s International travel policy.
KLI Social Sector Internship Program
Applications due Friday, March 24, 2017 at noon
CMC students who are interested in domestic internships with social service organizations may apply for KLI support. Support may be provided for U.S. internships with government, non-governmental, and non-profit organizations. A KLI social sector internship should allow a CMC student involvement in the management of the organization and is developed specifically for this program (as opposed to existing internship positions). In addition, the internship should provide the student with meaningful responsibilities and allow the student to explore the leadership dynamics of the organization.
KLI Partnered Internship Program
The Kravis Leadership Institute has partnered with several high impact nonprofit organizations to create summer internships for CMC students. These internships which feature many Kravis Prize internships are expected to challenge interns with meaningful responsibility and leadership development as well as expose the student intern to organizational leadership dynamics.
International Partnered Internships
Application due Friday, February 10, 2017 at noon
- BRAC (Dhaka, Bangladesh), 2007 Kravis Prize Recipient: BRAC empowers people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice.
- Endeavor (Madrid, Spain), 2015 Kravis Prize Recipient: Endeavor catalyzes long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high impact entrepreneurs around the world.
- Escuela Nueva (Bogota, Columbia), 2011 Kravis Prize Recipient: Fundacion Escuela Nueva is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality, relevance, and efficiency of education through personalized learning centered on the learner.
- Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) (Locations TBD), 2008 Kravis Prize Recipient: FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organization working to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.
- INJAZ Al-Arab (Amman, Jordan), 2012 Kravis Prize Recipient: INJAZ Al-Arab harnesses the mentorship of Arab business leaders to help inspire a culture of entrepreneurialism and business innovation among Arab youth.
- Landesa (Beijing, China), 2006 Kravis Prize Recipient: Landesa secures legal land rights for the world’s poorest families.
- Pratham (Mumbai, India), 2010 Kravis Prize Recipient: Pratham is the largest non-governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.
- Right to Play -(Toronto, Canada) Gender and Child Protection and Education and Global Program Development , 2013 Kravis Prize Recipient: Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play –playing sports, playing games– to educate and empower children facing adversity.
Domestic Partnered Internships
Application due Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at noon
- BRAC USA (New York, NY), 2007 Kravis Prize Recipient: BRAC USA aims to foster a better world by increasing BRAC’s visibility.
- Endeavor Global (New York, NY), 2015 Kravis Prize Recipient: Endeavor catalyzes long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high impact entrepreneurs around the world.
- Helen Keller International (New York, NY), 2014 Kravis Prize Recipient: Helen Keller International works to combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.
- Landesa (Seattle, WA), 2006 Kravis Prize Recipient: Landesa secures legal land rights for the world’s poorest families.
- Pratham USA (New York, NY), 2010 Kravis Prize Recipient: Pratham is the largest non-governmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.
- Save the Children (Washington, DC), KLI Partner Organization: Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.
The program is open to CMC students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI. Awards of up to $6,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship.
Awards are based on academic record, relevant activities outside of the classroom, financial aid, letters of recommendation, and the substantive merit of the internship proposal.
All application materials must be submitted through the Sponsored Internship portal on FluidReview.com, an online application website. After creating an account, applicants will provide all the necessary documents, including the confirmation letter and recommendations, directly to FluidReview. Materials are not accepted in hard copy or via email. The portal will open on January 6, 2017, and may be accessed here: https://claremontinternship.fluidreview.com/.
For more information:
Dr. Sherylle J. Tan, Director of Internships and KLI Research, Kravis Leadership Institute
Kravis Center 446 | E: Stan@cmc.edu | P: 909.607.8136