Empowering future leaders of positive impact.
Sorenson Impact provides an unparalleled opportunity for students interested in impact investing, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, and public policy. From the start, students work on current deals involving firms, funds, governments, and nonprofits from different sectors and regions around the world.
Our students come from local schools, including University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Westminster College, Utah State, and many others. We recruit during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, ideally seeking students interested in working for the remainder of their college careers.
Students hail from various majors, backgrounds, and levels of study. We offer two unique student internship programs: impact investing and public policy.
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Two tracks, one mission:
impact investing track
Sorenson Impact's unique and comprehensive student associate program provides access to an unparalleled learning opportunity. Real-world experience in social entrepreneurship and investing is difficult to create in a classroom setting. Sorenson Impact solves this problem by creating a means for students to learn valuable skills and interact with industry leaders on a daily basis.
Here, student associates receive Wall Street-style training and collaborate with leading social venture funds, banks, foundations, consulting firms and social entrepreneurs to identify, fund, and grow businesses that have a social impact.
public policy track
Sorenson Impact provides students interested in policy the opportunity to work as student associates on a variety of government and nonprofit consulting projects. Our students receive exposure to the most innovative tools being used to address social issues today, including Pay for Success projects, place-based initiatives, data-driven decision making and performance-based contracting. Issue areas addressed include homelessness, criminal recidivism, public health, early childhood education, and more.
Students also have an option to work with the University Venture Fund II, which will invest in companies that are seeking positive social and financial performance. UVF II’s network will provide best-in-class deal flow of impact investments for the Fund. It builds on the learnings from the original University Venture Fund to provide an unparalleled experiential education for students interested in impact investing, while providing professional governance and investment rigor that sophisticated investors require. Click on the button below for more information.