Announcing the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing Fellowships

The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII) is looking for the next generation of impact leaders. This distinguished fellowship program provides individuals with exposure to the emergent impact investing market in Canada, and provides hands-on opportunities to work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, social ventures, and other engaged players in a variety of strategic and operational roles.

The CII has both short-term (four to five months), and long-term (eight months to one-year) fellowship opportunities available to individuals who have achieved academic excellence and have displayed a commitment to, and passion for, social impact.

You can see a brief overview of the four opportunities below, with more details available in the attached documents.

About MaRS
MaRS works with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. We support entrepreneurs starting and growing global businesses. Together, we are building Canada’s knowledge economy. The MaRS Centre, a convergence innovation facility, is located in Toronto’s Discovery District. For more information, please visit http://www.marsdd.com.

About the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (CII)
The CII is a strategic program of MaRS and the leading national hub dedicated to advancing impact investing in Canada. It is a collaboration node where impact entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, governments, and investors get the help they need to advance initiatives. For more information, please visit http://impactinvesting.marsdd.com.

Purpose

Through key initiatives like our Impact Finance Lab, B Corporation hub, the SVX, and our Social Impact Bond practice, the CII is catalyzing new sources of capital for public good. We are also growing and showcasing the rich talent pool interested in impact careers. Fellows will provide direct and strategic research, and project support to priority initiatives.

2013 Fellowship Opportunities

I.    Impact Finance Lab Fellow
The Impact Finance Lab Fellow will build out the CII’s new lab initiative hosting transformative impact initiatives and social finance infrastructure projects in Canada. (8-12 months). More details [PDF].

II.    SIB (Social Impact Bond) Fellow
The SIB Fellow will advance the development of social impact bonds in Canada (5-6 months). More details [PDF].

III.    B Corp Fellow
The B Corp Fellow will participate in developing the Canadian B Corp community through engagement activities. (8-12 months). More details [PDF].

IV.    Education Fellow
The Education Fellow will advance information, education, and communication initiatives with respect to impact investing in Canada (4 months). More details [PDF].

Location and Application

All fellowships will be based at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.  Depending on the nature of the projects, travel within Canada may be required.

The application deadline for all fellowships is February 28th, 2013. Fellows will be paid a stipend for their contribution to the Centre.

MaRS thanks all candidates; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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