Launch your career in social innovation and social finance.

The Analyst Program is a paid summer internship hosted in collaboration with SIA partners in cities from coast-to-coast.

As an SIA Analyst, you'll get to:


Work with an impact organization

Interested in starting or working with a social enterprise, start-up, co-operative, non-profit in the future? Get some real-life experience working with a variety of impact organizations throughout the summer. You’ll get exposure to impact organizations from all sorts of sectors (climate, health, education), organizational types (ventures, non-profits, co-operatives), and geographies (from the Pacific Northwest to the Maritimes).


Work with an intermediary

SIA Analysts will be placed with an SIA partner and spend 75% of their summer working with their host organization. Our network of partners consists of leading Canadian impact incubators, accelerators, investors, and advisory firms. You’ll get to learn alongside those at the very forefront of Canadian social innovation and social finance, and work on projects that will shape the future of the sector.


Develop your skills and network

Throughout the summer, SIA Analysts will get to participate in a robust development program that features weekly speakers – ranging from entrepreneurs and investors to scientists and policymakers. We also ensure you get to develop relationships on a 1-on-1 basis, and set up our Analysts on coffee chats with professionals in our network.


  • Location: Across Canada
  • Commitment: Full time summer internship
  • Dates: May 10 - August 13, 2021

  • You are between the ages of 18-30.
  • The program is open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students with Canadian study permits.
  • You can be studying, working, or pursuing any initiatives.
  • You are legally able to work in Canada.

    1 | Submit an application

    View all open postings here:

    2 | Invitation to interview

    We want to understand your interests and how the Analyst Program can help you achieve your goals.

    3 | Welcome to the Analyst program!

    We'll introduce our 2021 Analyst Cohort in summer 2021.

    4 | Get started on your projects

    All SIA Analysts split time with their host organization and projects managed by the HSBC Social Innovation Academy.

    5 | Speaker series

    Engage with practitioners and experts in the field through our weekly speaker series.

    6 | Networking Program

    Develop relationships with professionals in the social innovation and social finance sector in Canada.


    The HSBC Social Innovation Academy is an equal opportunity organization committed to building and fostering a fair and inclusive community that values diversity and encourages respect for all. We welcome applicants across any race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Indigenous status, or any other legally-protected factors. We recognize the value of identifying and removing barriers for any applicants interested in participating in our programs. Please contact us at to start a conversation about different accommodations available.