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Imagine if in education, you had the same ability to experiment and innovate in order to find the right mix of learning techniques that work for each individual student. That’s a vastly different world than we live in today, but it is the goal of the organization I’m helping to start this summer.
Hi everyone. My name is Michelle Klahr and I’m an MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. I’m spending this summer in between the two years of my MBA program working as an intern at New Foundry Ventures. Specifically I’m dedicated to the operations of Get Cooking!, New Foundry's newest venture.
As always drawn to social and public service, I wanted to explore more about non-profit experience in US during my summer internship. Luckily, I met an inspiring social entrepreneur who has turned his business career into creating strategies that increase human and environmental well-being.
Prior to the GSB, I had already developed a passion for health care: I had spent three years as a consultant focused in the industry, and I also worked for a year at a large hospital in the UK. However, I had not yet gained exposure to the inner workings of health care policy, and with the passage of U.S. health care reform last year, I knew early on that I wanted to find a summer internship working in government on this topic.
My summer internship has taken me to the exotic locale of Sand Hill Road where I am working for In-Q-Tel, a strategic investing firm for the U.S. intelligence community. We are a nonprofit whose job it is to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative new technologies with potential intelligence applications.
Hello from the Emerald City!
I knew I wanted to work in Seattle this summer in the environmental business sector, and I thought that was demanding enough criteria. But I struck gold with MicroEnergy Credits, which not only combines the environment and business in Seattle headquarters, but also is a highly innovative, early-stage social enterprise addressing global development issues.
Hello from New York!
When people ask what I'm doing for the summer I typically reply, "I'm working for a social venture fashion startup." While those terms are usually decipherable to my classmates at the Graduate School of Business, it often requires a little more explanation for those who haven't been immersed in the bubble for the past nine months. I am interning with a fashion start-up called Maiyet that is launching a luxury clothing and accessories line during Fashion Week in New York City in September.
Greetings from Washington, D.C.!
I am also in the MBA/MA Education joint degree program. I was very focused on finding an internship in education for the summer since I am transitioning from finance. Education Pioneers was the optimal internship program for me because they matched me with an organization that fit my skill set and interests, and they host workshops throughout the summer to help me better understand the current education landscape.
Hello from Chicago! I am spending my summer working at AUSL, or the Academy for Urban School Leadership. AUSL is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve student achievement in Chicago's high-poverty, chronically failing schools through two key activities.