Current Opportunities

Tadler Fellowships in Impact Investing

Tadler Fellowships in Impact Investing provide funding to students to explore the field of impact investing and pursue careers in the field. This year’s focus is on how impact investing can improve lives, opportunities and local economies in Appalachia and southwest Virginia. There are three ways to pursue a fellowship:

  • J-Term

    Join us for the J-Term course Impact Investing in Action, when we will travel to southwest Virginia and Appalachia to meet the entrepreneurs and impact investors working together to make our rural communities an even more enticing place to live, work, and start companies. (stipends of up to $5,000 available). Registration for the course will be open to all and is expected to fill up quickly. For early consideration, please submit an application (available in early September) and come meet with us about the opportunity.

  • Summer

    Interested in a summer internship with an impact investing firm located or investing in southwest Virginia and Appalachia? We are offering 5 $3,000 summer fellowship stipends to support students with internships in the field. You can submit a qualifying internship you already have secured, or come speak to us during office hours to hear of firms we know and to be matched with opportunities. Applications will open in early September.

Royster-lawton fellowships in social enterprise

The Royster-Lawton Fellowship wants to help fund your summer internship with the venture of your choice.  Internships can be with a for-profit or non-profit, the only requirement is that the organization emphasizes a commitment to purpose.  Fellows will receive $3,000 and benefit from coaching, resume and cover letter development as well as professional guidance. Our experienced staff can match you with a social enterprise according to your interests, or you can choose your own. You can find additional information and eligibility requirements HERE. Deadline to apply: January 17, 2020.

Coming Soon

se@uva Fellowship

SE@UVA Fellows works to organize and mobilize the UVA social entrepreneurship community through community events, outreach, social media, and advising. The position will require 5-10 hours/week. For the right applicant, some summer hours may also be available. While you do not have to be a Batten student or Social Entrepreneurship minor to apply, given that the SE Hub is housed within the Batten School, knowledge of the Batten school will be helpful for navigating this job and will be taken into consideration in the application process. This position is for the entirety of the 2019-2020 school year. The selected applicant must be available both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 in order to accept this position (no study abroad planned). Undergraduate and Graduate students are invited to apply. Applications are now closed.

new vinegar hill project fellowship:

The destruction of the vibrant African-American community of Vinegar Hill, the University's participation in the massive resistance to the racial desegregation of the city's public schools and the University's long history as a place of white male privilege have all contributed to the well-known chasm between the University and black community in the city. We are drawing on the expertise, research, and resources of the University of proactively support the building of a strong and growing black middle and upper class through a robust African-American community led redevelopment initiative including affordable housing, entrepreneurship, and career pathways.

The committee leading the Vinegar Hill Research & Design Project are hiring for two paid fellowship positions running through summer 2019. Fellows will work alongside local community leaders and the New Hill Development Corporation to conduct historical research, build partnerships, and grow programs to build avenues of upward mobility in greater Charlottesville. The Fellowships are paid $12/hr at an average commitment of ten hours per week. Applications are now closed.

social enterprise in dominica fellowship:

Since 2016, UVA has offered a Global Field Experience in Dominica each spring; but in the aftermath of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane which devastated the island’s productive sector and infrastructure on September 18, 2017, we have a unique opportunity and a responsibility to do more. Student fellows began researching how the small island developing state of Dominica could become climate resilient through sustainable agriculture and energy solutions, and how these enterprises could build economic opportunity by equipping residents with the tools they need to supply the tourism industry with locally grown food.

Fellows in the Climate Resilience Lab, under the leadership of Professor Bevin Etienne, will continue this research into the intersection of food, energy and water resources, and how innovative solutions can increase the resiliency of the island. Prototypes in hydroponic agriculture solutions, developed in partnership with Babylon Micro-Farms, will be one of the focus areas of the research and data collection. The Fellowships are paid $12/hr at an average commitment of ten hours per week. Applications are now closed.

Closed for the Year

systems entrepreneurship lab fellowship

The Fellowship, open only to Jefferson Scholars, is an opportunity to learn about important policy issue areas, gain familiarity with evidence-based policy and impact investing, and collective impact models creating real change in communities. Applications are now closed.