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Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Business and Society Program Internship- New York, New York

Organization: The Aspen Institute

Job Title: Business and Society Program Internship

Location: New York, New York

Hours and Compensation: 20-40 hours per week, hours are flexible. Paid. We encourage prospective candidates to seek internship funding from their schools.

Application Deadline: Now accepting applications


Organization Overview

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.

The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways:

  • Seminars, which help participants reflect on what they think makes a good society, thereby deepening knowledge, broadening perspectives and enhancing their capacity to solve the problems leaders face.
  • Young-leader fellowships around the globe, which bring a selected class of proven leaders together for an intense multi-year program and commitment. The fellows become better leaders and apply their skills to significant challenges.
  • Policy programs, which serve as nonpartisan forums for analysis, consensus building, and problem solving on a wide variety of issues.
  • Public conferences and events, which provide a commons for people to share ideas.

The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, New York and on the Wye River near the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.


The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program is dedicated to developing leaders for a sustainable global society. Through dialogues and path-breaking research, we create opportunities for executives and educators to explore new pathways to sustainability and values-based leadership. For more information on the work of The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, please visit and

The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program seeks a college student with interest in business, the future of capitalism, and social/environmental sustainability for a summer internship (20-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks).


This is a demanding support position that offers an excellent opportunity for a talented college student (preferably a rising junior or senior) to learn more about business innovation, management education and program evaluation. The Business and Society Program Summer Intern will work closely with the team that is managing well-established projects of the Business and Society Program. Specifically, the Intern will:

  • Aid the Center for Business Education team in reviewing data from our biennial survey and ranking of MBA programs (, in preparation for the development of special reports focused on a variety of topics around social and environmental offerings
  • Provide administrative support for our First Mover Fellowship, a program for exceptional institutional intrapreneurs – mid-career business professionals recognized as high potential talent in their companies (
  • Upload materials for, our online library of reading materials, multimedia content, and teaching modules that focuses on social, environmental and ethical issues in business education (
  • Take on other responsibilities as needed throughout the summer.


We are looking for an intern who is:

  • detail oriented and has a passion for assuring information integrity
  • able to think strategically about ways to organize key information for easy retrieval
  • enthusiastic about accomplishing administrative tasks that support program priorities
  • an expert using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • an excellent communicator and team player
  • able to work on multiple projects, with diverse colleagues simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • able to balance taking initiative and working collaboratively
  • knowledgeable about and interested in social/environmental issues associated with business

How to Apply:

Please visit our Career Opportunities page and follow the instructions to submit your application.

All applicants must submit the following:1) a cover note indicating why you are interested in this position, and 2) a relevant CV for the Summer Internship position. Cover note should highlight your specific qualifications for this position and why this internship is of interest. Cover note can be uploaded at Step 5 of the application process.

No visa sponsorship available; this internship is open to US citizens or permanent residents only.

The Aspen Institute

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