Social Impact Lab

Leverage the power of business for good

Get hands-on impact training

The Social Impact Lab is an experiential learning space where we generate positive impact, both locally and globally, through sustainable business concepts. Expanding on Lynn’s longstanding citizenship, cultural and career prep programs, you can gain social impact training, take part in experiential learning opportunities and network with industry professionals. 

We’re bringing a whole new field of social impact to Lynn ... But we’re not only going to be part of the movement, we’re going to define it.

Jerry Hildebrand, director, Social Impact Lab
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Prepare for the future

You can gain knowledge in emerging fields through experiential and academic training. The 2016 Trend Report on U.S. Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing reported a 33% industry growth over the previous two years.

There is a growing need for communication, creative, finance, legal and other practitioners in:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Clean technology/energy
  • Ecotourism 
  • Fair Trade or ethical supply chain management 
  • Impact investing
  • Public-private sector partnership management
  • Philanthropy/social sector hybrid funding
  • Social enterprise management 
  • Social impact accounting or marketing
  • Transformative filmmaking 
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Ambassador Corps

The lab’s signature program, Ambassador Corps

is a summer internship program that provides up to 10 weeks of tangible work experience and serves as an entry point to a purpose-driven career. Applications open January 2018. 

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Lynn+ Watson

Learn global development and social entrepreneurship with support from top mentors.

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Lynn University Center

The Christine E. Lynn University Center will stand at the heart of our campus and encompass student essentials including a third-floor Social Impact Lab.

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Student diversity

All styles welcome. Lynn students come from all corners of the world and bring with them diverse interests and abilities. See how our programs help them succeed.

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