Social Innovation Institute

Social Venture Catalyze Internship


Get hands-on experience working with an emerging social enterprise—while also getting paid.


The call for applications is closed. Watch for the next call in summer 2020.


Invitation to apply

The Social Venture Catalyze Internship connects early-stage Edmonton social enterprises with MacEwan students and/or recent graduates to help move these ventures forward. Interns will work on deliverable-based projects with their social enterprise from September to December (~15-20 hours/week). In addition to hands-on experience and learning, interns also receive a stipend of $5,000, one-on-one mentoring and access to co-working space at Roundhouse.

Who can apply (2019–2020)

Current MacEwan students and recent graduates (in the last eight months) can apply. Interns may be from any discipline or program.

How to participate


Review the internship opportunities. If you see an opportunity of interest, complete the Social Venture Catalyze Internship Application Form.


Meet with your social enterprise to assess their needs and outline the deliverables you will work on with them. Work on deliverables with your social enterprise ~15-20 hours per week.

All interns will also:

  • Engage in monthly Mentoring Roundtables with a local social enterprise expert

  • Have one-on-one checkins

  • Participate in social innovation learning opportunities

The Social Venture Catalyze Internship is a capacity-building initiative offered by the MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute, in partnership with Innovate Calgary and Roundhouse.



Please contact the MacEwan University Social Innovation Institute with any questions or clarifications at or 780-633-3464.