Strategy & Research Internship
(June – August)

Halcyon, a nonprofit since 2017, accelerates the impact-driven future of business through fellowship programs for early-stage social entrepreneurs, aiming to shape a more inclusive, impact-oriented business landscape. Since our inception, we've closely collaborated with entrepreneurs, identifying their needs and forging partnerships as we continue to drive forward our mission of creating a more inclusive, impactful world. Our signature fellowships equip entrepreneurs with tools and relationships for scalable, lasting impact while fostering collaboration and understanding of their ecosystems.

We're not just an organization; we're a catalyst for change, a beacon of innovation, and a vibrant community of dreamers and doers.

What Are We Looking For?

We’re actively seeking a Strategy & Research Intern who shares our values and believes in our mission to join our team and contribute to our vision for a better future. This full-time, in-person internship runs from June till August.

This internship is eligible for academic credit and offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to merge practical, professional experience with their academic growth. You must be able to receive college credit for your internship experience to be eligible for this position. This is a summer internship position, however the exact start and ends dates are flexible.

What Will You Do?

As a Strategy & Research intern, you’ll work closely with our President/CEO and play a role in research and strategy development for Halcyon’s continued growth and thought leadership.

From conducting in-depth research and writing reports summarizing findings, you’ll manage multiple projects and shape our entrepreneurial ecosystem by amplifying our impact.

  • Lead research projects on ecosystem incubators, social entrepreneurship trends, and impact investing.
  • Conduct analysis on early-stage venture capital and impact investing trends.
  • Write memos and summaries of research, and provide logistical support for meetings, including preparation of distribution materials.
  • Attend external-facing events for professional growth and support as needed.

Additionally, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a high-profile Social Impact Conference, you’ll be a supporter in making this event a success.

What Skills Will Make You Successful at Halcyon?

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with background in business, social enterprise, economics, political science or related field
  • Prior research experience
  • Working with startups, along with experience in program or project implementation and knowledge of climate resilience, adaptation, or mitigation is preferred.
  • Passion for finding innovative solutions with the ability to articulate ideas creatively.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and the capacity to work effectively under pressure.
  • High accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong computer competency including Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Capable of collaborating effectively in team settings and autonomously accomplishing shared goals.
  • Comfortable engaging with diverse stakeholders (donors, sponsors, colleagues, and the press) and adept at problem-solving to recommend effective solutions.
  • Ability to work with multiple priorities and deadlines, while adapting to changing circumstances and pitching in where needed.
  • Thrive on working in a fast-paced, dynamic, start-up environment and be able to maintain a good sense of humor.
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings to meet program requirements.

How Can You Apply?

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Lauren Oken at with the subject line “Strategy & Research Internship.” To learn more about Halcyon, click here.