Jobs

Whether you are new to social innovation, or already committed to a social change career, here are some resources to help you with your job search.

Check out my other job search advice below. 

Job Boards

Check these job boards regularly for new opportunities.

Social Enterprise/Private Sector Social Good:

NextBillion

SocInn Jobs

MakeSense

Business Fights Poverty

Socialedge

ANDE Careers

Give to Get jobs

Be Social Change

Blendedprofit.com

B Corp Jobs Board

Echoing Green

Socialgoodjobs.org

GIIN

Microfinance Gateway

Omidyar Network

Next City Jobs

Social Enterprise Jobs <social-enterprise-jobs@googlegroups.com> (e-mail list)

Social Enterprise List <SE-L@listserv.american.edu> (e-mail list)

Corporate Social Responsibility:

BSR

Just Means

Profession and Purpose

Csrjobs.nl

Weinrebgroup.com

On-ramps.com

Green:

Greenbiz

Sustainable Business

Treehugger

Sustainlane

Ellen Weinreb

Jobs in Sustainability

Green Jobs

Green Career Guides

International Development:

Devex

MojaLink

ICT4D Jobs

Global Jobs

YPFP Job Board

Nonprofit:

Idealist

Common Good Careers

Bridgespan

Consulting Firms

Those with more experience in the sector or in consulting should consider some of these consulting opportunities.

FSG

Bridgespan

Mission Measurement

Dalberg

Fellowships

Fellowships are great for an entry-level move into the space, or for further development for professionals.

Atlas Corps

Piramal Fellowship

Villgro Fellowship

IDEX Accelerator

Frontier Market Scouts

Kiva Fellowship

ProInspire Fellowship

Vitanna Fellowship

ThinkImpact

iCats Program

Education Pioneers

Clinton Fellowship

AIESEC

Princeton in Latin America

Foundation for Sustainable Development

Fuse Corp

Global Health Corps

IndiCorps

Acumen East Africa Fellows Program

d.Light Fellowship

IDEO Fellows

PopTech Science Fellows

Ashoka Humphrey Fellowship in Journalism

Nieman Fellowship in Journalism

Skadden Fellowship

Fried Frank Fellowship

LeapFrog Fellowship

REDF Farber Fellowship

Acumen Fellowship

Ford Foundation International Fellowship

MindTrust Education Entrepreneur Fellowship

Teach for America

Teach for India

Young India Fellowship

Peace Corps

Volunteer

Maybe you want to try out a short stint before making a full-time move into social innovation. There is a multitude of short-term volunteer programs out there, or volunteer with one of these organizations.

Grameen Foundation

Ashoka

TechnoServe

Catchafire

Community

Join a community of individuals committed to social change. Whether it’s a university or local club, or one of these international organizations, it’s a great opportunity to connect with peers, receive trainings, and learn about new opportunities in the space.

StartingBloc

Net Impact

Sandbox

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

ReWork

Escape the City

Social Venture Network

Graduate School

There are numerous graduate school options. Here are few socially-focused options, but certainly not the only ones.

Masters in Public Affairs Graduate Programs

MFA Design for Social Innovation

Masters in Global Human Development at Georgetown

MA in Social Enterprise at American University 

Masters in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University

Masters in Business Administration  (NetImpact guide Business as UNusual)

Amani Institute 

What social innovation job resources are missing from this list? Add them in the comments.

And…my job search advice: 

8 unwritten rules of job searching

How to change career fields into social innovation

Ask yourself these 3 questions to find a job you actually like

Why you should go out of your way to find an awesome peer mentor 

Networking Tips: How to write great networking notes

Networking Tips: How to find people online

Networking Tips: Making an Ask

5 Good Reasons to Consider Turning Down a Job Offer

Smart Organizational Hacks to Speed Up Your Job Search

 

5 comments

    1. That’s a great idea! I’ll definitely add those. In the meantime, check out the Design for Social Innovation Masters Program and let me know if you have any questions about it. dsi.sva.edu

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