Propel Impact Analyst Fellowship

Hire some of the most talented, ambitious, and impact-driven young people in Canada.

Curated talent pool.
Analysts are coming out of a year-long hands-on Impact Consulting or Impact Investing Fellowship. They've learned and tested the skills you need in your organization.
No administrative burden.
Propel Impact will manage the recruitment and hiring process for your organization, so you can focus on making an impact. Analysts will be employees or contractors of Propel Impact.
Meet your next full-time hire.
We're proud to say that 84% of our previous partner organizations have retained Propel Impact talent after the internship period ended.

The Details


Internship Timeline: May 8 to August 12, 2023 (14 weeks)

Analyst Commitment: 28 hours per week per Analyst. Partners can be matched with up to four Analysts. Each Analyst will dedicate their remaining nine hours per week to a national-scale project managed by Propel Impact.

Recruitment Support: Propel Impact will draft job descriptions, manage written application submissions, and coordinate the interview process for all partners. Organizations make the final decision on candidates.

Internship Program Management: Propel Impact convenes all Analysts on a weekly basis for cohort-wide team meetings, a speaker series, and mentorship opportunities.

For additional details about our 2023 program, review the Propel Impact Analyst Program deck.

Organization Eligibility

• You are an intermediary with a mandate to support the development of the Social Innovation and Social Finance sector in Canada. Eligible organizations include: impact investing funds, social impact incubators/accelerators, advisory or consulting firms, think tanks, and networks.
• Your organization is headquartered in Canada.
At a minimum, your organization can contribute $5,000/Analyst - 50% of the Analysts' salary.
• Your organization will designate a manager to be responsible for the learning experience of the Analyst(s).
• You are committed to providing an exceptional experience for Analyst(s) which will challenge them intellectually while prioritizing their wellbeing and personal growth.
Apply by Nov. 25


“The Propel Impact Residency has provided SVX with a pipeline of stellar talent who contribute to our organization's work consistently above and beyond expectations. The Analysts are high-performing, dedicated, and eager to make a positive impact with their careers, and we are always thrilled to have them onboard with us.”
“Propel Impact connected us with an insightful Analyst who was able to quickly grasp our priorities and values, contribute to multiple projects, and provide valuable insight to make these projects stronger. Specifically, they created a pipeline and contributed to a research project that will contribute to our program development efforts in a meaningful way.”
- VERGE Capital
“Propel Impact provides a learning platform that supports both the Analyst and organization with the foundation for high value contributions and growth for all involved. There is an ease to being part of this program because of the calibre of organizational capacity, content, and support along the way.  Highly recommend this program and give it a 10/10!”
- Community Foundations of Canada

2022 Host Organizations


How does the recruitment process work?
Propel Impact has created an unbiased, standardized process for our partners to use when hiring Summer Analysts. You’ll be provided with a template questionnaire and interview guide that you can customize to learn more about specific experiences or skills that your ideal candidate would bring. Once your questions have been selected, the Propel Impact team will create a series of rubrics aligned with each written application or interview question, allowing you to assess candidates in the most equitable way possible.
How will we find our candidates?
Current and previous Propel Impact Fellows (i.e. those who have completed training in either impact consulting or impact investing) are first in line once internship opportunities are posted. This internal pool of candidates will go through the application process with your team, a process facilitated by SIA. If you find the right fit at this stage, great! If you don’t, we’ll support you in posting the opportunity on job boards within universities, colleges, and other hubs in Canada.
Can we hire more than one Analyst?
Yes. We encourage partners to hire Analysts in pairs at a minimum - it provides a much stronger learning and work experience for them when they have a peer. However, if management capacity is limited, we completely understand and do consider organizations that can only hire one Analyst at a time.
Once the Propel Impact Residency ends in August, can we extend our Analyst’s contract or hire them full-time?
We encourage you to! Summer Analysts have stayed on in various part- and full-time roles across a range of partners that we work with - SVX, Vancity Community Investment Bank, Community Foundations of Canada, RADIUS SFU, New Market Funds, Relativ Impact, and more.

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