Engagement Beyond Rollins

The Hub is committed to developing changemakers by connecting students to opportunities outside of Rollins. If you are interested in social entrepreneurship, sustainability, or nonprofit organizations check out the opportunities below.

Education Abroad

International experiences provide opportunites to understand and lead social change. 

"I feel that we were able to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and their community."
— Anna Montoya ’14

Socially-Minded Summer Programs

SIT Study Abroad

  • Programs focused on critical global issues
  • Curriculum of courses focused on the critical global issue and an independent research project.

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Winter Field Studies

  • Visit the German Christmas Markets or explore Gandhi's India with Gandhi's grandson!
  • Application open now
  • September 2016

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Summer 2017 Field Studies

  • Hike National Parks in Costa Rica, develop clean-water systems in the Dominican Republic, do marine biology fieldwork in the Bahamas, walk the Great Wall of China, visit schools in the Netherlands, assist teachers at a school in China, build an eco-lodge in Tanzania, or join the Edinburgh fringe festival!
  • Applications open now

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Ambassador Corps, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

  • Connects students to the front lines of social impact with unique global internship opportunities
  • 8-10 week international summer internship with an early stage social enterprise
  • The program is an entry point to a purpose-driven international career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social enterprise

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Taubman Fellow & Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Brown University

  • Brown University's Swearer Center for Public Service and Taubman Center for Public Policy are seeking experienced social change professionals to serve as a Taubman Fellow and Social Entrepreneurship-in-Residence
  • Function as an educator, advisor, and convener within the social innovation community at Brown
  • Real-world opportunities for students to explore how practice illuminates theory and theory informs practice 

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2017 Global Good Fund Fellowship

  • 15-month Fellowship accelerates the personal growth of high potential leaders in the social sector
  • The application is comprised of 4 parts:
    • Part I - Preliminary questionnaire
    • Part II - Informal video interview
    • Part III - Written application
    • Part IV - Virtual site visit

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Compass Partners Mentorship Program

  • Compass Partners, the largest mentorship-oriented social entrepreneurship training program on college campuses in the US, supports incoming students in developing into values-driven leaders.
  • Now with over 1,000 participants, Compass is further expanding in 2016-2017!
  • Contact Rebecca Ballard at rebecca.ballard@compasspartners.orgto learn more, including how to bring Compass to your campus.

Leadership exCHANGE Summer Programs

  • Leadership exCHANGE offers intensive global leadership programs throughout the year in Prague, Rome and Raliegh for aspiring social entrepreneurs and change agents.
  • Apply on the website. Partial scholarships are available. Preferred status for those involved with Ashoka.

Sullivan Foundation Institute

  • Spring and Summer retreats
  • Develop skills needed to be an agent of change
  • Educate yourself about changemaking, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship
  • Next retreat: Spring Ignite Retreat, April 7-9, 2016, Raleigh, NC

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Social Entrepreneur Corps Summer Program

  • Immersion programmes in Latin America 
  • Students work side-by-side with local partners as a consultant supporting the creation, growth and impact of social innovations focused on intelligently alleviating poverty

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Hult Prize

  • Compete in teams to solve the planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises
  • Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding
  • November 18, 2016, 5:30PM in Bush Auditorium, Rollins College

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Halcyon Incubator

  • 18-month residency-based fellowship program in Washington, DC
  • FREE housing & workspace, mentorship, pro bono support
  • $10K stipend

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Think Impact Summer Institute

  • Immersion experience in rural Africa
  • Build social business with community entrepreneurs

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Thinking Beyond Borders: Social Impact Summer Internship

  • 8-week professional internship program in Volta, Ghana
  • Build critical social justice leadership skills in an organization of your choice

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Socially-Minded Inernational Programs

Global Youth Connect

  • Offers programs around the world engaging students in topics such as human rights and genocide prevention
  • Hands-on training in communities to help prevent genocide

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Social Entrepreneur Corps

  • Offers programs on social entrepreneurship of various lengths year round 
  • Direct immersion into foreign countries where students gain experience in innovation

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Emzingo

  • Offers international immersion experiences focused in social entrepreneurship
  • Provides students a platform to become agents of change through empowerment

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Grants and Fellowships for Social Change

Ideas for Good Challenge

  • Competition encouraging students to submit innovative solutions to social challenges of their own choosing and pitch their ideas to win a cash prize
  • The event’s mission is to create a competition in which students passionate about social innovation and entrepreneurship could pitch their solutions to global problems of their choosing
  • March 23, 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM in SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College
  • Contact changemaker@rollins.edu if you have any questions about this event  

Hult Prize

  • Compete in teams to solve the planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises
  • Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding
  • November 18, 2016, 5:30PM in Bush Auditorium, Rollins College

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DoSomething.org

  • Sponsors national campaigns for everyday impact such as poverty, violence, and the environment

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StartSomeGood.com

  • Crowdfunding platform for helping social initiatives to raise funds and generate awareness

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NIIA National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

  • NCIIA awards grants to support courses, programs, products, and entrepreneurship ventures that make a positive social impact
  • CIIA provides grants to US-based students and faculty technology innovators

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EchoingGreen.org

  • Grants and fellowship opportunities for young leaders inspired to making a positive social change

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Halcyon Incubator

  • 18-month fellowship in Washington, DC for early-stage social entrepreneurship. Includes vital resources, networking, and programming to help launch and scale social ventures

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Competitions

Resolution Social Venture Challenge

  • Annual Social Venture Challenge in Boston, MA
  • Challenge highlights undergraduate students' ventures in social entrepreneurship

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