Partners

Collaborate with KISI to create positive change—for your organization, for Kelley students, and for your community

When you partner with the Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI), you join our mission—to build a community of courageous business leaders actively engaged in making a positive, sustainable, and global impact on social and economic justice.

We’re eager to work with organizations that use business for good, and we offer a variety of collaborative opportunities. To talk more about partnering with KISI, contact us at kisi@indiana.edu or 812-855-0324.

Ways to partner with KISI

Find solutions for real problems.

Engage Kelley students to apply their strategic planning skills to benefit your organization—through consulting, roundtables, or a case competition.

Host student volunteers.

KISI student groups volunteer their time—with organizations like yours—to make a difference and meet your needs. 

Share your expertise.

As a business leader, your experience offers students a valuable real-world perspective. Visit one of Kelley’s student organizations as a guest and connect with the next generation of change makers at Kelley.

Provide professional internships.

Build relationships with Kelley students and discover the business expertise they offer your organization. Empower students with a professional opportunity that yields mutual benefit. Contribute to IU student life and learning.

KISI internships frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Hosting a KISI intern can support your organization in solving specific business challenges. Students majoring or minoring in business apply for KISI internships to put their business skills to use for organizations making social impact.

KISI internships are unpaid and non-credit bearing. They are experiential learning opportunities that allow students to take what they’re learning in the classroom and apply it to solve real-world business problems.

Students pursuing a major or minor at the Kelley School of Business who have completed two semesters of college may apply. KISI interns are student leaders seeking to make a difference for local and global communities through education, service, career development, and leadership opportunities.

KISI internships consist of 120 hours. Hours may be completed on two timeframes:

  • Summer internships begin in May and end in August; 8 to 12 hours per week
  • Academic year internships begin in September and end in April; 4 to 6 hours per week

Yes. Internships may be in person, virtual, or hybrid.

The responsibilities of hosting a KISI intern are to:

  • Submit a host application including a detailed job description
  • Interview KISI internship candidates
  • Complete Curricula Practical Training (CPT) through KISI if hiring an international student
  • Provide confirmation of hire to KISI
  • Attend a supervisor orientation session with KISI
  • Meet regularly with the KISI intern throughout the internship
  • Complete an evaluation and provide feedback midway and at completion of the internship
  • Communicate regularly with KISI staff—we are here to support you along the way!

Hosting an intern for the summer is available to organizations interested in a commitment beginning in May and ending in August.

January:

  • Apply to host an intern through KISI.

February:

  • Applications to host an intern continue to be accepted.
  • Students apply for available internships.

March through April:

  • KISI provides organizations with the applications of interested candidates.
  • Organizations interview candidates and hire.

May:

  • Host organizations attend a supervisor orientation session.
  • Internships may not begin until orientation is complete.

May through August:

  • Host your KISI intern for 8 to 12 hours per week, concluding in August.

Hosting an intern through for the academic year is available to organizations interested in a commitment beginning in September and ending in April. Please note, KISI does not facilitate fall- and/or spring-only internships.

July:

  • Apply to host an intern through KISI.

August:

  • Applications to host an intern continue to be accepted.
  • Students apply for available internships.
  • KISI provides organizations with the applications of interested candidates.
  • Organizations interview candidates and hire.

September:

  • Host organizations attend a supervisor orientation session.
  • Internships may not begin until orientation is complete.

September through April:

  • Host your KISI intern for 4 to 6 hours per week, concluding in April.

Please reach out to KISI Assistant Director Stacie Ballard at staballa@iu.edu for more information. We’re eager to talk with you about how a KISI intern can support your organization.

Align with like-minded students

There are six KISI student organizations, each with its own focus on social change. We encourage your organization to get involved with a group that matches its interests and goals.

Meet the KISI team

We’re excited to talk with you about a partnership. Please reach out to us at kisi@indiana.edu or 812-855-0324 to ask questions and explore partnership opportunities.