Global Careers Program (USA)

2017 Program

20170103_140044Deadline: Applications are closed

IBL Global Careers Program develops talented professionals into the next generation of international leaders in social enterprise and impact investing. In partnership with the University of Virginia, This program is designed to give you the knowledge, coaching, and connections you need to lead organizations addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. If you’re ready to accelerate your impact career, submit an interest form for our program today.



 This is not an internship program, but rather a leadership development program designed to help you build a long-term career in social enterprise.

Why Choose IBL?

  • Strengthen your understanding of social enterprise in an intensive workshop taught by current leaders in the space who explore key factors in managing high-growth social enterprises.
  • Position yourself for success in a one-on-one executive coaching session with IBL’s Executive Director, David Kyle. David has extensive global experience in business, social enterprise, and impact investing with well-known organizations such as Citibank, Acumen, Calvert Foundation, and the Indian School Finance Company.
  • Connect with our network of over 1300 social enterprises and impact investors who are looking for emerging leaders with strong functional and management experience. Whether you’re looking for a new role, contract, or partnership, IBL gives you access to thousands of opportunities.

Our Ideal Candidate

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  • From 5 to 10 years of work experience
  • Interest in a career that combines business with social impact
  • Strong analytical and communications skills
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and change
  • Undergraduate degree required


“When I first learned about Impact Business Leaders, I thought it had to be too good to be true. I already had an MBA from a top-tier business school and had many years of experience working in various finance capacities with organizations like the Peace Corps, GE and Wells Fargo. But I had an unrelenting desire to devote the rest of my career to emerging efforts that seek to bring the power of business to bear on society’s biggest problems. IBL serves as a springboard for those who share this conviction, and it could not have appeared on my radar at a more opportune time, since I was already well into my search when I learned about the [email protected] program. Today, I am happily ensconced in my new role with RevolutionCredit, a FinTech startup backed by the former CEO of FICO as well as the former President of Visa, among others. It is also an ACCION Venture Lab portfolio company. With IBL, not only did I feel like I was with people who just get it, I knew all along I was also with people who could deliver the goods.” – Ethan, 2015 Participant

Program Costs

Application Fee: $25. We take our application process seriously and provide feedback to both successful and unsuccessful applicants.

Program Cost: $4,000

This does not include transportation, room, or board for the 7-day workshop.
There are no scholarships available.


The Batten Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Darden’s Batten Institute improves the world through entrepreneurship and innovation. The Institute believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are powerful mechanisms for addressing society’s most pressing issues and that economic and social advancement requires leaders who embrace an entrepreneurial outlook and a commitment to innovation.

You can read more about the Batten Institute on their website.

The Institute for Business in Society


The Institute for Business in Society, established at the Darden School in 2011, prepares leaders to positively impact society through business. The Institute advances thought leadership and innovative practices through research, teaching and programs.

You can read more about the Institute for Business in Society on their website.


Social [email protected] Initiative at the Batten School


We are also thankful for the support of the the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at UVA and Social Entrepreneurship @ UVA. You can read more about this initiative here.