What is the Internship Fund?
The Internship Fund provides financial support to students who pursue summer internships in the public or nonprofit sector between their first and second years of study. Since the inception of the Fund in 1979 (a first of its kind among top management programs), approximately 20% of each class has received funding. The Internship Fund has a commitment to ensure that students who wish to apply their skills in public and nonprofit organizations for the summer can do so without regard for financial constraints. By awarding stipends for low-paying summer internships, the Fund not only nurtures Yale SOM students’ education within the public and nonprofit sectors, but also strengthens the management of all sectors. The Fund embodies Yale SOM’s mission – to train individuals for management careers in multiple fields and sectors – and personifies Yale SOM’s spirit of cooperation and social responsibility.
Class of 2014 Internship Fund Chairs
The Internship Fund stands out to me because it embodies Yale SOM’s mission and spirit: to educate leaders for business and society through a collaborative student body and supportive culture. I am honored to Co-Chair IF 2014 and excited to see what opportunities our classmates pursue as they venture into the public, nonprofit, and social enterprise space with the help of Internship Fund. Prior to Yale SOM, I worked for a DC-based incubator of community development solutions focused on real estate development. From 2007-2011, I was an asset-backed securities research associate at Perry Capital in NYC, and before that I worked in Ernst & Young’s financial services advisory practice.
The Internship Fund stands out to me because it helps students demonstrate their commitment to being leaders for business and society, which embodies the core values of Yale SOM’s mission. As the co-chair, I am honored to lead this first-of-its-kind Yale SOM tradition, and help socially conscious students and organizations create a long-lasting and positive social impact. Prior to Yale SOM, I worked as a Finance Analyst at JPMorgan Chase’s Corporate Finance division for three years. I served as an advisor to help senior executives manage financial risk in fluctuating economies by finding creative solutions to streamline complex business processes.
Class of 2014 Internship Fund Committee
|Wesley Royce (chair)
|Avik Basu (chair)
Bingnan Zhang (chair)
|Lokesh Todi (chair)
|Lilian Haney (chair)
Bukky Olowude (chair)
|Stephen Salinas (chair)
Sarah Long (chair, Star Search)