Summer Internship

Applications for Summer 2022 are now closed.

Host skilled Summer Analysts, with hands-on experience in the Canadian social innovation and impact investing ecosystem, ready to contribute meaningfully to your organization. 


SIA Summer Analysts are youth from across Canada who have just completed the Social Innovation Fellowship or Social Value Fund Associate Program, which expose them to social impact principles and technical skills needed to provide value to our sector.


Eligible organizations include: impact investing funds, social impact incubators/accelerators, advisory or consulting firms, think-tanks, networks, programs, educators.



  • Internship Timeline: 14 weeks every summer
  • Analyst Commitment: 28 hours per week per Analyst. Partners can be matched with up to two Analysts. Each Analyst will dedicate their  remaining 9 hours per week to a national-scale project managed by the Social Innovation Academy.
  • Recruitment Support: SIA will draft job descriptions, manage written application submissions, and coordinate the interview process for all partners.
  • Internship Program Management: SIA convenes all Analysts on a weekly basis for cohort-wide team meetings, a speaker series, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Fee to Partner Organization: $2750.00 CAD (25% of total salary) per Analyst, with the remaining 75% covered by SIA subsidies. SIA does not exclude applications solely on the basis of funding, should this fee be a barrier. If the fee/Analyst is not feasible for your organization, please let us know in the application form.


  • Trained Analysts with Relevant Skills: Analysts come into the internship with a strong understanding of the Canadian social innovation and social finance sector, exposure to concepts like impact measurement and design research, and knowledge of how to bring an equitable and inclusive lens to their work.
  • No Administrative Burden: SIA will manage the funding, hiring, and payroll processes for your organization, so you can focus on making an impact with your Analysts.
  • Talent Pipeline: Many previous partners have converted their Summer Analysts into long-term contracts of full-time hires.


  • You are an intermediary with a mandate to support the development of the Social Innovation and Social Finance sector in Canada. Eligible organizations include: impact investing funds, social impact incubators/accelerators, advisory or consulting firms, think tanks, networks, programs, educators.
  • Your organization is headquartered in Canada.
  • Your organization will designate a manager to be responsible for the learning experience of the Analyst(s).
  • You are committed to providing an exceptional experience for Analyst(s) which will challenge them intellectually while prioritizing their wellbeing and personal growth.