Propel Impact Summer Analyst Program

Catalyze your career in impact.

Solve pressing and complex issues for impact-driven organizations as a paid Analyst.

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Applications for Summer 2025 will open in December 2024.

What: A paid internship for 35 hours/week for 14 weeks

: 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 2025

When: May - August, 2025
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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.
Our 2024 partners:

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
Food Stash Foundation

A speaker series

You’ll get to engage with leaders in the sector every few 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

“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.”
- Lena Courcol (Acquisitions Manager, New Market Funds; 2019 Analyst @ Esplanade Québec)
“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."
- Valerie Chiu (2021 Analyst @ Kaleidoscope Social Impact)
“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.”
- Ethan Shi (2022 Analyst @ Fair Finance Fund)
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Can I apply if I haven’t participated in one of Propel Impact’s programs?
Yes, there are a number of positions open to external candidates (students who have not yet taken part in any Propel Impact programs to date).
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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