Category: Social Innovation Opportunities (Page 1 of 4)

If you are interested in integrating social impact into your career path or Duke experience, here are opportunities for you.

Remote – BIOSORRA – MRV Manager

# What we’re looking for

Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) in carbon markets are the collection of processes and tools used for characterizing project performance in terms of societal and environmental benefits, such as biodiversity or carbon storage. They form the foundation by which carbon markets operate. Our approach is to use the latest remote sensing technology and machine learning techniques to provide carbon estimates Biosorra is looking for an experienced engineering leader to define and develop MRV product tool. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of setting and delivering on goals for cutting-edge machine learning and data products. We’re looking for someone that finds joy in joining Biosorra for the XPRIZE win. Someone who pushes forward initiatives by asking great questions, cutting through ambiguity, and organizing to win. We look for people who are relentlessly detail-oriented, methodical in their approach to understanding trade-offs, place the highest emphasis on building, and building quickly.

Remote – BIOSORRA – Web and App Builder

# Responsibilities
– Improve our existing website that has been created at Wix
– Integrate the payment method for online orders on the website
– Build a database platform based on the Kenya map information about soil types and crop types (we have all data hardcore and in googledocs for now)

# Qualifications
– Creative and entrepreneurial mindset
– Enjoy

# About Us

BIOSORRA exists to support smallholder farmers. We take crop waste and transform it into biochar, a soil improver that can increase crop yield by up to 150% and improve food security in farming communities in Kenya.

It comes with several awards wins, including XPRIZE (Elon Musk foundation), top 10/100.000 teams from Hultprize United Nations, Wharton Africa Business Forum 2021 semifinalist, and Wazo Challenge Kenya finalist.

# Benefits

– Join the biggest competition to tackle climate change (XPRIZE – Elon Musk foundation)
– Be part of an early-stage disruptive sustainable startup

# How to Apply
– Does this role sound like a good fit? Email your CV and Cover Letter to
– Include the role’s title in your subject line
– Please share with us where is the source you saw this post
– Send along links that best showcase the relevant things you’ve built and done

Durham, Remote – LiveGlobally – Intern

LiveGlobally is a local non-profit, who serves our local and global communities affected by traumatic situations. We have a volunteer staff of enthusiastic and passionate people who care for those with needs.

We need an intern who can create a status & financial report from the past few years that depicts the successes we have had with our projects. We will post this on our website to help with fundraising and grants.

The deadline for such is December 2021.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Durham, NC – SCOHP – Health Policy Case Competition

Want to gain experience in developing and delivering major healthcare innovations? Interested in health policy, entrepreneurship, consulting, business, or healthcare?

Duke undergraduate students of all backgrounds are invited to participate in the second annual Health Policy Case Competition which will be hosted on September 10th and 11th, 2021 in collaboration with Duke Student Collaborative on Health Policy (SCOHP), Duke Consulting Club, Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, and RTI International.

As a participant, you will gain the opportunity to simulate business problem-solving oriented towards healthcare and network with industry leaders. The first-place team will receive a $1000 cash prize, second place will receive $500, and third place will receive $250!

Apply here today as either an individual or as a member of up to a 5-member team by September 5. No prior experience is necessary:

NC – Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator – EADS Student Worker (+more)

The Eads Family Undergraduate Research Endowment Fund provides funding to encourage undergraduate public policy majors to become involved in faculty research projects

Please apply directly to the person listed in the position description, providing a resume and explanation of your interest in the position.

Please note: to receive EADS funding over the summer, you must reside in NC. No exceptions can be made to this rule, as Duke policies dictate that EADS recipients live in NC.  Please see Student Summer Employment Questions here.

Juniors or sophomores might have an opportunity to build on the experience by choosing to write an honors thesis.

Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator
Faculty: Matthew Nash
Reports to: Taylor Conger
Apply to:

The Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator (DUIA), housed at Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, supports social entrepreneurs solving the most pressing water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges facing children and youth across Africa. The EADS student worker will help improve DUIA’s overall communications and program strategy through active research. Specifically, working to improve DUIA’s social media presence and raising the profile of our innovators through social media, increasing the number and quality of DUIA blogs, and exploring other vehicles for telling the DUIA story and the stories of our innovators. Students will also help in the planning and execution of virtual site visits with DUIA innovators, support the planning and execution of DUIA events including skill-building webinars, particularly the 2021 Fall Virtual Forum on Social Innovation, and improve our mentorship program strategy.

Other available positions can be found here.

Remote – Young Founders Institute – Director of Educational Programs

The Young Founders Institute is hiring a Director of Educational Programs! This position is for an outgoing educator familiar with entrepreneurship. Email your resume and/or questions to

Overview: Full-time | remote position | Acquisitions Team

Young Founders Institute (YFI) is an early-stage startup shaping the next generation of builders and innovators. YFI works with schools across the country to provide teen entrepreneurship programs with curriculum, workshops, club opportunities, and more. YFI’s programs are grounded in design thinking, lean startup, nail it then scale it, SPIN selling, and a number of other entrepreneurial models. We use these methodologies to teach students how to create value through real-world experiences of company building. The core responsibilities of this position are 1) to cultivate deep and valuable relationships with educational partners (schools, non-profit organizations, and others) from initial contact to conversion, 2) implementation of workshops, curriculum, and clubs, and 3) facilitation of hour-long to full-day workshops developed by YFI’s curriculum designer. Join us!

Here is a link to the post:

Remote – Tech for Equity – Summer Internship

Hey there! Looking for a summer internship? Passionate about using software engineering or data skills for social good?

Introducing Tech for Equity, a summer internship program that seeks to bridge the gap between young, enthusiastic technologists and organizations making the world a more equitable place.

You’ll get:

  •  A virtual 10-week summer tech/policy internship with opportunity for competitive funding.
  • To work with clients like Duke Wilson Center for Science and Justice, Duke Center on Law & Technology, Duke Computer Science, RoadToHire, and more.
  • Summer speaker series, career chats, and chances to connect with like-minded peers and tech leaders at ACLU, Vera Institute of Justice, and more.

Interested? Click here to subscribe to our newsletter or apply now!

The Early Application Deadline is 12/19. The earlier you get an application in, the earlier we can interview you; plus, your chances for being paired with your desired community partner goes up as well!

Learn more:

Remote – AfterNovember – Winter or Summer Internship

Social Impact Internship- Winter Break and/or Summer
Here is an alumna who has a social impact startup and is looking for student interns over winter break and next summer. It is just her, and it does not pay, however she has a lot of experience in politics and fund raising, so it might be a good learning opportunity.
Information and contact below:
Here’s the alumna:


Remote Work


After November


After November, an early stage social impact start up, is looking for a part time intern(s) to support the growth and development of this project. Interns will support the primary functions of research, community building, social media strategy, and content curation. Intern(s) will primarily work with the Founder, but will have an opportunity to join strategic conference and planning calls, field community conversations, and provide thoughtful input focused on the growth of the start-up.


Qualified candidates have a vested interest in doing work that impacts systemic change, with a focus on racial and economic equity. Due to the nature of a start-up, a fair amount of flexibility will be required, as the parameters of the work may shift as we better understand our community needs.


Internship (unpaid)


If you apply for this position, reach out to this member of the Duke community who shared it — ask for advice, a question, or just to let them know you’ve applied!

Milagros Brown ’01


Please send resume and brief cover letter to, Attn: Milagros Brown.

Become a Professional or Undergraduate Mentor for Audacity Labs

Applications for Audacity Labs undergraduate and professional mentors are out now!
Audacity Labs has launched our application portal for undergraduate coaches and professional mentors to join us in our Spring 2021 cohort. At Audacity Labs, we are committed to providing mentorship, support, and resources to aspiring youth entrepreneurs with a drive for social impact. Mentors and coaches work virtually with our high school cohort once per week, providing guidance in their entrepreneurial journey. You will act as a leader in your area of expertise while working with students in further developing their passions. Apply now to be a part of this growing and rewarding ecosystem! Role descriptions can be found here:
Link for undergraduate coach application:
Link for professional mentor application:

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