Propel Impact Summer Analyst Program
Catalyze your career in impact.
Solve pressing and complex issues for impact-driven organizations as a paid Analyst for 14 weeks in Summer 2024.
See 2024 positions here
Applications for Summer 2024 are now closed.
What: A paid internship for 35 hours/week for 14 weeks
Who: 1) Propel Impact Fellows & Alumni and 2) students with Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status, returning to study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution in September 2024
When: May 6 - August 9, 2024 (14 weeks)
The parts of this program
A paid summer
Apply to work with a specific partner organization. Once you get hired, you'll spend 80% of your time there.
A local impact project
In the 20% of the time that you're not working with your host organization, you'll work on projects with Propel Impact. You'll be supporting an early-stage impact venture, social enterprise, or nonprofit.
You’ll be working with organizations like:
Western Arctic Youth Collective
A bi-weekly speaker series
You’ll get to engage with leaders in the sector every two weeks.
A networking program
Connect with leaders in the social impact space through 1:1 coffee chats (that we'll set up) and networking events!
Hear from people
who've done it
See 2024 positions here
“Propel Impact opened my eyes to new areas of possibility and showed me exactly how I can tangibly put my acquired skills to use in the Canadian social finance ecosystem. Had I been able to design my perfect internship, it would have looked just like this.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Propel Impact Analyst Program - in addition to gaining invaluable skills required in the social innovation/social finance sector, I connected with like-minded peers who support each other as we begin our careers."
“The Propel Impact Analyst Program has been an incredibly valuable experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to do meaningful work on issues that I deeply care about. I'm grateful to have met so many inspiring and passionate people throughout the summer. I feel a true sense of belonging in this supportive, wonderful community.”
How does the application process work, given that there are so many different organizations/roles to choose from?
Applicants will complete one online form that includes a standard set of written questions and a case study. Within this form, you will be able to select the partner organizations/roles that you are applying for. The Propel Impact team will shortlist applicants and invite you to submit recorded responses to video interview questions. You will then be contacted by the partner organizations that would like to conduct a real-time, virtual or in-person interview with you. You may be invited to interviews with multiple partner organizations. Similarly, you may be required to complete more than one interview per partner organization.
What are the eligibility criteria to apply?
If you have not participated in any Propel Impact programs before: In order to qualify for most of the positions below, you must be (1) a student with Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee status (2) studying full- or part-time at a Canadian post-secondary institution, and (3) returning to school in Fall 2024. These requirements are in place due to subsidy program funding agreements.
If you're a current Propel Impact Fellow or Alum: You can apply to these positions even if you do not meet the criteria above. Being part of Propel programs, the only requirement to apply is that you are between the ages of 18-30. You may be an international student, domestic student, recent graduate, or working professional.
Will I be required to relocate?
Our partner organizations have determined their requirements (either hybrid in specific cities, fully remote, or flexible). Be sure to check each individual job description for details.
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