LSB Community Fellows

The Leavey School of Business Community Fellows Program engages business students with local community organizations in a year long internship experiences.  

About the Program 

The Leavey School of Business Community Fellows Program places talented and committed undergraduate business students in paid, year-long internships at nonprofit and government organizations.

Through  hands-on, community-based learning opportunities, LSB Community Fellows:

  • Hone their business skills through real-world applications in organizations often challenged by inadequate resources and skill sets;
  • Gain perspectives on social justice and community engagement, and on how they can incorporate these into their lives while at SCU and after;
  • Make a real difference in our community;
  • Facilitate University and Leavey School strategic goals to strengthen connections with the Silicon Valley community and pursue issues of social justice.

Fellowships require a year- long commitment from students and pay students at a rate competitive with internships in the for-profit sector.  Fellows participate in a 1-unit seminar during each quarter. The seminar provides academic background on poverty and social issues to inform their work and a venue in which interns can learn from each other, reflect on their experiences, and continue to build a network of relationships in the community.

Student learning from the Fellows program combines social justice with economic observations and  professional development insight.