THE FIRST GLOBAL INTERNSHIP & PERSONALIZED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

NYC PROGRAM BEGINS FEB 11, 2019.

GUATEMALA TRIP MARCH 16 - 24, 2019.

 
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ACCELERATE YOUR FUTURE:

An experiential, two-semester, global internship program providing you with the adaptive leadership, cross-cultural training, personal development and professional experience you need to thrive today and in your career

 

How it works

CREATE REAL SOLUTIONS FOR LOCAL & GLOBAL CHALLENGES YOU CARE ABOUT

 

phase 1: Learn & Engage

  • Start on your personalized CAREER X journey

  • Learn design thinking and get cracking on solving a "wicked problem" in NYC that matters to you

  • Engage with your small team and start to form deep relationships

  • Collaborate with young professionals and CEO’s from a variety of sectors

  • Get up to speed on what you'll need for Guatemala

  • Start your social innovation certificate

 

phase 2: Consult & Do

  • You're off to Guatemala with your team and the group

  • Take what you’ve learned and consult for organizations and entrepreneurs that are focused on the same issue area you are addressing in your venture 

  • Live with a local home stayfamily and practice speaking Spanish

  • Climb an active volcano and zip line over a nature reserve with monkeys (with team building of course!)

 

phase 3: Combine & Create!

  • Return to NYC and reflect on your experiences from a personal, educational and professional perspective

  • Finish creating your social innovation and present your solution to your mentors and executives

  • Maybe get a little seed funding to help you get started

  • Wrap up your social innovation certificate 

 

 
 

“IT'S REDEFINING

WHAT AN INTERNSHIP IS.

 
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Instead of being in a cubicle, we meet experts all across the city, solve problems with students from different universities and get to consult directly with entrepreneurs and organizations such as a local beekeeping collective or a youth empowerment initiative in Guatemala.

- Peter, CAREER X Pilot Fellow

 

HOW IT'S DESIGNED

We get it. You're busy with school. No worries. We've designed this for you!

MONTHLY

WORKSHOPS

Everyone gets together one Sunday a month. You learn, engage and get inspired by  business and social sector leaders who know what it takes to succeed in work and life.


COLLABORATIVE MICRO-EXPERIMENTS

During flexible times that your small team decides on, you focus on taking action first, seeing how the world responds, adjusting, and taking another small step.


IMMERSION

IN GUATEMALA

Nine day engagement with organizations and communities in Guatemala where you consult and test your venture in a challenging new environment with your team. All guided by social innovation professionals.


PEER & EXECUTIVE

MENTORSHIP

No one thrives after college without a community of support and guidance. We build that into all our programs - at a peer level and with dozens of CEO’s and mentors who want nothing more than to support you. Set up times to get together at your mutual convenience. 


DESIGN & CONSULTING EXPERIENCES

You’ll develop the design thinking skills and consulting expertise necessary to design and prototype solutions in NYC and Guatemala. You’ll come up with your own solutions and help others with theirs. This happens throughout the program.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (EMPATHY & RESILIENCE)

A constantly changing world necessitates a growth mindset, requires resilience, demands being fully present, and being accountable to yourself and others. We help people build these capabilities as a central component in all that we do.

 
 
 

LATIN AMERICAN FIELD INTERNSHIP

 

 
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For 9 days you’ll work side-by-side with local professionals and our leadership at non-profits and social enterprises serving marginalized communities.

You’ll learn how your defined problem for NYC (Poverty? Access to education? Cost of healthcare? Environmental challenges?) is being solved in a challenging developing country environment. You’ll learn by doing. You’ll consult for an organization tackling the same problem in a different context. This informs your own venture while helping others to create impact.

You’ll also learn from and live with homestay families.  This is what gaining global competence and learning how to be an adaptive leader and entrepreneur is all about.

This is all led by the award-winning team at Social Entrepreneur Corps. Check out what Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker has to say about the value of this below.

 

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

 

Neil Blumenthal, CEO of Warby Parker, on why the unique immersive experience of CAREER X (Social Entrepreneur Corps) is key to career success