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Student Impact Opportunities

Looking for the chance to develop critical leadership and business skills through hands-on opportunities? Our competitions, awards, and other programs give students the chance to stand up, stand out, and start making an impact right now.

Looking for the chance to develop critical leadership and business skills through hands-on opportunities? Our competitions, awards, and other programs give students the chance to stand up, stand out, and start making an impact right now.

Graduate student opportunities

National Parks Business Plan Internship

National Parks Business Plan Internship

Application period closed

The National Parks Business Plan Internship combines your business and leadership skills with your passion to make a real  difference through the work you do — all against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

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Banana Republic Grad Student Challenge

Banana Republic Grad Student Challenge

Banana Republic's "This Way Ahead" program helps underserved young people receive training and leadership development necessary to land that first job. This spring we're asking grad students: How can Banana Republic engage their customers in the work of "This Way Ahead"?

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Undergrad-only opportunities

Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge

Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge

This semester, thousands of students are competing in the Small Steps, Big Wins campus challenge by taking small environmental and social actions (like riding their bike to campus, learning about human trafficking, and recycling their trash), and earning some epic prizes in the process. Because one small step can win big – for you, your school, and the world.

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For all enrolled students

Projects for Good

Projects for Good

Projects for Good connects students who have the will – and skills – to make an impact with organizations who need them. These short-term projects can be completed virtually, in teams or individually and include nonprofit and sustainability consulting, research gigs, competitions, and more. So this semester, get out of the lecture hall and start putting your skills to work.

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Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge

Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge

2014 Application period now closed

Walmart believes that today's businesses must take into account profit potential of a new venture or product and the effect on the environment and people. These are the two things your breakthrough idea will be judged on in the Walmart Challenge. Judges will give you invaluable feedback and you'll get to see what innovative ideas students around the country are committed to. Not to mention a shot at a trip to the Walmart Home Office and $20K.

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MAP Group

MAP Group: Self-guided workshop series

A career is like any other path – things go more smoothly with a map. MAP (Making a Path) is a peer-based workshop series where students come together for the accountability and resources needed to rock the impact job search.

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OneEnergy Scholars Award

OneEnergy Scholars Award

Congrats to our 2014 Scholars

If you find yourself contemplating the opportunities to be found in solar, hydro, or other renewable energies, don’t miss this chance to become a OneEnergy Scholar through our selective award program that supports your drive to make a career out of what you love. As a OneEnergy Scholar, you’ll get access to valuable networking, mentorship, and career opportunities throughout the school year, plus meet the CEO of OneEnergy Renewables at the 2013 Net Impact Conference.

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Up to Us

Up to Us

Washington may be plagued by partisan gridlock, but thousands of students from different political perspectives, geographic regions, and backgrounds aren’t waiting around. Up to Us challenges students like you to make your voice heard, and engage your friends and peers on issues surrounding the federal debt.

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Projects for Good

This semester, get out of the lecture hall and start putting your skills to work. Projects for Good connects students who have the will – and skills – to make an impact with organizations who need them.

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