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At the Satell Institute our mission is to develop and lead a Collective Force of Businesses & Foundations Partnering with Nonprofits for The Greater GoodTM.

The Opportunity

The 2021 Satell Scholars Cohort

Satell Institute 2021 Summer Internship Program

Thank you for your interest. We have filled the available positions and are no longer recruiting for the 2021 summer internship program. 

The Satell Institute ( leads the collective force of businesses and foundations partnering with nonprofits to serve the greater good. The Satell Institute has grown rapidly since inception and is in its fifth year of helping transform the CSR ecosystem in the greater Philadelphia area. Five years of growth have resulted in an extensive and growing network of businesses, foundations and nonprofits working to deliver strong impact in the area.

The 2021 Satell Institute Summer Internship Program will seek not only to create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate interns as in prior years, but will expand its impact to high school students from the Philadelphia school district. The program will offer a group of 15-20 high school students from the Philadelphia school district the opportunity to (1) create CSR-related deliverables such as videos, blogs and podcasts to be hosted on the Satell Institute website and (2) learn about CSR practice from Satell Institute members. Satell interns (also known as Satell Scholars) will play a critical role in creating and leading the work. During their 12-week internship, Satell Scholars will develop and execute the 4-week learning program for high school students. Scholars will manage the program with oversight by Satell Institute personnel and will be responsible for successful completion of all aspects of the program.

The program is seeking full- and part-time graduate students and rising seniors and juniors interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the impact of businesses and nonprofits contributing to greater good in communities. Satell Scholars have many opportunities to network with the Institute’s distinguished Advisory Board and membership, who are recognized practitioners of CSR.

The internship commitment is for twelve weeks in the summer of 2021. Start dates are flexible to accommodate academic schedules. The internship will be remote, with potential for some in-person events if conditions allow.


The Satell Institute seeks exceptional candidates who believe in the Institute’s aspirational mission of harnessing the collective force of businesses and nonprofits for the greater good. We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Current full- or part-time graduate students and rising seniors and juniors in business, communications, nonprofit leadership, social policy and practice or other appropriate disciplines seeking an enriching internship experience
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well within teams
  • Self-directed, able to manage ambiguity well and take projects to completion
  • Authorized to work in the United States


A stipend will be provided for the 12-week program:

  • $3,000 for undergraduate students
  • $4,500 for graduate students

How to Apply

Applications should be emailed to and must be received no later than April 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be closed when all positions are filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Please submit the following as one PDF file:

  • Cover letter stating the skills and experience you would bring to the program, why you would value participating in this program with the Satell Institute, your interest in Corporate Social Responsibility and your availability (including start and end dates)
  • Resume
  • Copy of academic transcript
  • A short writing sample of approximately 3-6 double-spaced pages that would be most relevant to the internship(s) of interest

2020 Satell Scholars Cohort

The 2020 Satell Scholars Cohort was comprised of seven multitalented and diverse undergraduate and graduate students driven by an interest in CSR. Their 12-week commitment to the Satell Institute placed them in a position to learn firsthand from business and nonprofit leaders as well as utilize their broad range of skills and expertise on various projects supporting the mission of the Institute. They also made history as the first cohort whose Satell internship was entirely virtual! Hear their reflections on their time as Satell Scholars in this video.

Satell Scholars Share their Experience

"I really admire all of the great work the Satell Institute is doing for the community. I hope to one day make such an impact on the world."

"I want to thank our mentors for being such intelligent, strong and compassionate individuals. I know I am a better person for having worked under their leadership."
Ben Clark
2018 Summer Scholar, Economics Major at Haverford College
"This has been such a unique professional opportunity."

"The cohort worked together on deliverables and backed each other up on projects, all while appreciating the mentorship and flexibility to take on new challenges."
natasha vengurlekar
2018 Summer Scholar, mBA/MSF, Drexel University
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