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KLI Sponsored Summer Internship Program

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The Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) encourages and supports summer internships for CMC students. KLI offers leadership program support to all 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 internships are designed to enable students to work for social service organizations and combine their work experience with the academic requirement of INT 199: Internship, for academic credit. All participants are required to complete the requirements on INT 199: Internship for academic credit. KLI offers three summer internship programs for CMC students.

KLI International Internship Program
(Applications due Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at noon to Career Services)
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 Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at noon to Career Services)
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.

The KLI sponsored internship 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 $5,000 are available to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship. Awards are based on the academic record of the applicant, relevant activities outside of the classroom, financial aid, letters of recommendation, and the substantive merit of the internship proposal.

Application Instructions
Applications are accepted through the CMC Career Services Center
. Application instructions, application link, and further details can be found on the CMC Career Services Summer Sponsored Internships website. A universal application form must be used to apply and is available through the CMC Career Services Center here.

For More Information
For additional information, application instructions, requirements, and deadline, click here.


KLI Partnered Internship Program

The Kravis Leadership Institute has partnered with several organizations to create summer internships for CMC students. Internships with partner organizations are expected to challenge interns with meaningful responsibility and leadership development as well as expose the student intern to organizational leadership dynamics. The program is open to CMC students with preference given to students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Sequence and/or affiliated with KLI.  Selected interns will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to assist with travel and living expenses associated with the internship from KLI. All participants are required to complete the requirements of INT 199, Internship, for academic credit.

Summer 2014: Available Internships
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 (Application instructions available here.)

BRAC (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
BRAC, the largest non-profit in the developing world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and reaches more than 138 million people with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employment opportunities, health services, education, legal and human rights education and livelihood training.

BRAC USA (New York, NY)
BRAC USA aims to foster a better world by increasing BRAC’s visibility as a development success story, harnessing the power of its friends and ensuring support for a growing number of BRAC organizations around the world to unleash the potential of millions of poor households to create better futures for themselves and their communities. We do this through three main program areas: strategic and program services, grant making and public education.

**NEW**Escuela Nueva (Bogota, Colombia) – **DEADLINE MARCH 26, 2014**
Fundacion Escuela Nueva (FEN) is a Colombian-based non-profit organization committed to improve the life chances and opportunities of children and their families by rethinking learning and improving the quality of education. The proven and worldwide renown Escuela Nueva model is a collaborative education approach that transforms the conventional school and way of learning, centered on the teacher, to one centered on the learner. FEN´s goal is to extend the reach of the Escuela Nueva model, assure the quality and integrity of its implementation, in pilot projects and as it expands, as well as to continue to update it and adapt it to meet the global needs of the underserved (i.e.: in urban contexts, new populations and non-formal settings.)

FAWE: Forum for African Women Educationalists (Africa)
FAWE’s vision is that gender disparities in education will be significantly reduced and more girls will have access to education, complete their studies and perform well at all levels. FAWE’s mission is to work, together with its partners, to create positive societal attitudes, policies and practices that promote equity for girls in terms of access, retention, performance and education quality, by influencing the transformation of education systems in Africa. FAWE’s goal is to increase access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.

INJAZ Al-Arab (Amman, Jordan)
INJAZ Al-Arab is a non-profit organization that aspires to accelerate young people’s ability to contribute to the economic development of MENA countries by connecting them with business leaders and providing them with the skills and mindset they need to become the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow.

Landesa (Seattle, WA)
Landesa is an international nonprofit organization working to secure land rights for the world’s rural poor. Landesa partners with governments, civil society and donor organizations to develop laws, policy and programs that help create opportunity for the world’s poorest families through the power of effective land rights.

Pratham (India) – **Deadline February 21, 2014**
Application link
Pratham started in Mumbai in 1994 with the objective of enrolling every child in school and to ensure that they learn well. Pratham brings citizens, government, and the private sector together to ensure the universalization and strengthening of elementary education. Pratham operates programs in rural and urban communities, working with volunteers, school teachers, and with local governments.

Right to Play (Canada and Africa) – **Deadline April 15, 2014**
Application link:
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. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, we help children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.

Save the Children (Washington, DC)
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. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete and submit the materials listed below by Wednesday, February 5, 2013 at 5pm.

  • Online Application Form – Complete form online at
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement – Please answer the following questions as a part of your personal statement.
  1. Why do you want to do an internship with this organization?
  2. Why your qualifications make you the best candidate for this internship? What value can you add to the organization as an intern?
  3. What are your expectations from this internship?
  4. How will this internship further your development and relate to your major career goals?
  • One Recommendation – Online Recommendation Form can be accessed using this link:
  • A Detailed Budget – With an explanation of how it was developed.
  • CMC Transcript – A copy from CMC portal is acceptable.

The supplemental information (in addition to the online application form) listed above should be submitted electronically to Dr. Tan at