Community Impact Research Fellowship

Maximize Social Impact for Award-Winning Start-ups Promoting Environmental Sustainability

Kravis Lab has developed a program model aimed at providing our students with an unprecedented learning opportunity and at the same time making a truly substantive impact on the community. The program will have both a co-curricular component as well as a unique internship opportunity serving two target groups: CMC students and startups with solutions to address environmental sustainability. Students are hired and matched with and work alongside leaders from social impact organizations as Community Impact Research Fellows (CIRF) over the academic year. Over the summer, CIRFs will have a guaranteed internship and funding to support their partner organizations to build financial and programmatic resilience, enhance strategic communications, and explore strategies to capitalize on collaboration opportunities.

This Fellowship has 3 phases.

Phase 1: Fall Semester students will learn about impact evaluation and measurement and create a minimum of 3 deliverables. Students will be hired by KLab as research assistants for both Phase 1 and 2.

Phase 2: Spring Semester students will take the impact data that was collected and learn storytelling frameworks to support the organization to fundraise, promote themselves and thought leaders and for advocacy. They will create a minimum of 3 deliverables.

Phase 3: Summer Internship – Guaranteed in-person summer internship with the same organizations to foster collaboration in programming, initiatives and/or advocacy. During this program, students will work 32-hours over 8 weeks for their social impact organizations and attend a weekly lesson led by KLab and other stakeholders. Students will receive a stipend for the summer internship to live and work at their organizations’ target region.

Applications for CIRFellows are closed for the 2022-23 academic year.