Fellow Opportunities at Institute for Business & Social Impact

The Berkeley-Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact’s Center for Social Sector Leadership, Center for Responsible Business, and Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership have several fellowship and job opportunities available to Berkeley-Haas MBAs and other UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students during the academic year. These positions may be paid, unpaid, or offer independent study credit for work performed. An overview is provided below of these opportunities, including eligibility, time commitment, and remuneration if any.

Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL)


Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Fellows – Two Positions

Eligibility: First Year MBA Students

Type of Position: Independent Study (1 unit per semester)
Timing and Hours: January 2019-May 2020, 1 unit independent study credit

Application Process: Applications are due 11/1 to gsvc@berkeley.edu

Description of Role: GSVC Fellows provide the highest level of student leadership to the competition and focus on strategic projects to move the competition forward. The GSVC Fellow role is a 3-semester commitment through Spring 2020 and Fellows will be eligible for 1-2 units Independent Study Credit in Spring and Fall of 2019. The content of the fellow projects may vary by semester. GSVC Fellows are also expected to serve as co-leads for the annual Future of Social Ventures Conference that will take place at Berkeley-Haas, March/April 2020. GSVC Fellows will also be appointed to the CSSL Student Advisory Board during their second year. For more details, visit: http://bit.ly/GSVC2019_StudentFellows

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Student Managers

Eligibility: Any current UC Berkeley Graduate Student

Type of Position: Paid Graduate Student Assistant; $16-18/hour
Timing and Hours: September 2018-May 2019, 5-10 hours/week (variable)

Application Process: Applications are due Monday, 9/17 to gsvc@berkeley.edu

Description of Roles: Each year GSVC recruits graduate students to support programmatic and functional areas of the competition: Entrant Experience Managers (two positions), Judging Manager, and Marketing and Communications Manager. The positions are ideal for students interested in social entrepreneurship and enterprise, startup education, and the overall mission of GSVC, in addition to building your network in the fields of social impact and entrepreneurship. For detailed job descriptions, visit: http://bit.ly/GSVC2019_StudentMangers

Impact Leadership Fellow

Eligibility: Second Year MBA Student

Type of position: GSR role that comes with a $5,000 stipend
Timing and Hours: September 2018-May 2019

Application Process: Send a half-page letter of interest stating your qualifications, along with your resume to Program Director Cathy Garza: cathy_garza@haas.berkeley.edu. In the subject line of the email include the words “Application for CSSL Impact Leadership Fellow: (name)”. Applications are due September 21. Interviews may take place on a rolling basis until a finalist is selected.

Description of Role: Working closely with Ben Mangan, Executive Director, and Cathy Garza, Program Director, implement and deliver quality content for the Social Impact Collective’s 2019 Discovery Weekend and the 6 week online curriculum that immediately follows the Weekend. The Fellow will attend Discovery Weekend in Half Moon Bay, CA (Thursday, March 7 – Saturday, March 9, 2019), interacting with Collective Members and faculty. The Fellow will also help prepare and attend the capstone event that follows the online class (usually in late April). The Impact Leadership Fellow will be a member of CSSL Student Advisory Board

Center for Responsible Business (CRB)


CRB Net Impact Conference Scholarship

Eligibility: Any current MBA student at Berkeley-Haas who is also a Net Impact Chapter member

Type of Position: Scholarship which covers one Net Impact ticket and airfare
Timing: 2018 Net Impact Conference in Phoenix, Oct 25-27 – https://www.netimpact.org/ni18

Application Process: Please fill in this Google Form – https://goo.gl/forms/YSjWk9kPpakjxxlo1 – by September 23rd by midnight

Description of Role: The Center for Responsible Business is pleased to offer a scholarship to one FT MBA, Net Impact member wishing to attend the 2018 Net Impact Conference in Phoenix, Oct 25-27 – https://www.netimpact.org/ni18 The Center for Responsible Business scholarship covers one Net Impact ticket and airfare (lodging and food not included). In exchange, the selected student will be required to write one blog post about the conference for the CRB’s blog – http://redefiningbusiness.org/ (to be done within 2 weeks post-event), and table for 4 hours at the Patagonia Case Competition booth at Net Impact Expo. The Expo takes place on Friday, October 26 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The scholarship recipients will sit down with CRB for a brief training before the Expo.

CRB Patagonia Case Competition Student Lead(s)

Eligibility: Any current Masters student at UC Berkeley

Type of Position: Paid Graduate Student Assistant Role; $22/hour
Timing: September 2018-May 2019, 3-8 hours/week

Application Process: Please fill in this Google Form – https://goo.gl/forms/B3pRBhNNAA0F0pj13 by September 23, 2018, 11:59 PM.

Description of Role: This position will provide logistical support to the CRB staff and the Patagonia team for the development of the 2018-2019 case competition. We are looking for someone who is highly organized and proactive who can work on an ongoing basis from September through middle of May 2018. This is a great job for a student who wants to add logistical management to their CV, learn more about the field of sustainable and responsible business, and interact directly with the Patagonia C-Suite. For the detailed job description, click here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JkDnvEHLENGWCV21oWEWXDoMwQc9WsZ4/view?usp=sharing
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CRB Student Advisory Board

Eligibility: First Year MBA students, other Masters Degree students, Haas Undergraduate

Type of Position: Advisory
Timing: Academic Year, ~10 hours per month

Application Process: Please fill in this Google Form by September 23, 2018 11:59PM.

Description of Role: The CRB Student Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of six to eight representatives from each of the classes of Haas FT MBA students, other Haas degree programs, and students from other Master’s programs (for a total of 16-18 students).The SAB works with the Center and fellow students to advise on and help design and implement program structure, content, marketing, and outreach. SAB members will contribute their perspectives to the CRB’s “Redefining Business” blog at least once a year and may play a strong role in any of the following activities: positioning the CRB to its core stakeholders, plan and staff CRB events (e.g. events include Patagonia Case Competition, Peterson Speaker Series, Berkeley Sustainable Business & Investment Forum, Microsoft Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights, ad hoc cases and forums), and/or guide the CRB’s strategic planning process. Also, SAB members will get a chance to attend many of the Center’s events and interact with its senior advisors at the forefront of responsible business. All SAB members are expected to attend all monthly meetings as well as contribute at events when they are able. First-year representatives are asked to serve a minimum of a one-year term – with strong preference for those who can serve two years.

CRB Undergraduate General Student Worker

Eligibility: UC Berkeley Student

Type of Position: Paid Undergraduate Student Worker Position; $17/hour
Timing: September 2018 – at least May 2019, ideally we would like students who are interested in continuing working some through the summer and into the next school year if both sides are in agreement and you are not graduating. 3-8 hours per week

Application Process: Please fill in this Google Form by September 3rd, 11:59PM – https://goo.gl/forms/DESxgrNo9I299cCf2

Description of Role: These positions will provide marketing, logistical, and creative support to the CRB staff. Projects include such tasks as designing the layout of a promotional poster, creating and managing a social media campaign, maintaining our website, uploading contacts and managing our Salesforce, creating blog posts or other multimedia content. This is not a traditional office admin position; you will gain marketable skills and experience with the operations of a small organization, as well as working in a team environment. A willingness to jump in when needed and think creatively alongside the team are encouraged. This is a great job for someone who wants to add specific skills to their CV, learn more about the field of sustainable and responsible business, and gain marketable skills and experience with the operations of a small organization, as well as working in a team environment. General Student Workers will all be given the opportunity to accept tasks on an ongoing basis based on their skills (or skills they wish to learn) and availability. Applicants are not expected to have knowledge/experience in all skill areas but experience with a special skill (eg. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dream Weaver, Salesforce or other CRM system, Google Apps) are highly desirable. For a detailed job description, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tFGNypTLhAlanEWcZGUbSncdz57PCh2h/view?usp=sharing
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Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL)


EGAL Student Advisory Board

Eligibility: First and Second Year MBA students

Type of Position: Advisory
Timing: Academic Year, ~5 hours per month

Application Process: Applications will be due by September 23, 2018 11:59PM. Contact wells@haas.berkeley.edu for more information.

Description of Role: The EGAL Student Advisory Board is made up of 10-15 students from the MBA degree programs and undergraduate program at Haas. Advisory Board members work with the Center to plan and execute initiatives and outreach. Board member responsibilities include contributing to the Center’s blog at least once per year, taking a lead role in organizing various aspects of the Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition, staffing events such as the AmpEquity speaker series, and working on consulting projects as needed. Board members also have the opportunity to interface with members of the EGAL Advisory Council who are executives at various companies throughout the Bay Area. Board members are expected to attend all monthly meetings and are responsible for completing assigned tasks.

EGAL Undergraduate Marketing Assistant

Eligibility: UC Berkeley Student

Type of Position: Paid Undergraduate Student Worker Position; $16/hour
Timing: September 2018 – at least May 2019, ideally we would like students who are interested in continuing working some through the summer and into the next school year if both sides are in agreement and you are not graduating. 5-10 hours per week

Application Process: Apply directly through workstudy.berkeley.edu,
Job # 4588544914

Description of Role: The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at the Haas School of Business is looking to hire a part-time student to provide social media and marketing assistance. Duties include sourcing articles for social media posts and Center newsletter, maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for said articles, creating and updating event programs and flyers, and creating and updating PowerPoint slides. Other duties include assistance with preparing event materials and event registration.


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