Global Social Enterprise Initiative Collaborates with State Department, ONE, and Project (Red) to Provide Internships

December 05, 2012

Georgetown University Students to Gain Experience in Social Enterprise and Public-Private Partnerships

The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has collaborated with Bank of America to provide two new opportunities for students to gain professional experience in the areas of social enterprise and public-private partnerships.

During an event co-hosted by GSEI and Bank of America and featuring a keynote from musician and activist Bono, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan announced that Bank of America will fund five new internships for Georgetown University students at the ONE Campaign and Project RED, both of which were co-founded by the lead singer of U2.

In addition, the Global Social Enterprise Initiative and Bank of America will provide three fellowships that focus on promoting social impact and economic growth for Georgetown students in the summers of 2013 and 2014. Selected students will continue to work in support of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnerships Program, such as the impact economy efforts through Accelerated Market-Driven Partnerships (AMP).

“These internships will give Georgetown students hands-on opportunities to understand the applicability of social enterprise and public-private partnerships while demonstrating the McDonough School of Business’s commitment to cultivating men and women in service to business and society,” said Bill Novelli, founder of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative, professor of the practice at Georgetown McDonough, and former CEO of AARP.

For more information about the internship programs, visit the Global Social Enterprise Initiative website at http://socialenterprise.georgetown.edu.

About the Global Social Enterprise Initiative
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business aims to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that yield both economic and social value. Through practical training for global business leaders, the initiative advocates for transformative solutions to the world’s significant challenges in health and well-being, economic growth, the environment, and international development. Learn more at http://socialenterprise.georgetown.edu or follow them on Twitter @GSEI_Georgetown.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.