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Career Development

MBA Corporate Sustainability and Human Rights Summer Fellowship

The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business offer first-year MBA students a paid opportunity to work at a multinational company on corporate sustainability and human rights issues during their summer. Students will participate in a pre-internship training and become deeply immersed in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and human rights issues faced by their company through their summer internship. Past participating companies include: IFCBloomberg L.P.MicrosoftWest Elm, and Nespresso.

Applications for Summer 2021 will open in December 2020.

For Summer 2020, we are pleased to announce the following Fellows:

Ross Jaffe (MBA '21) - National Grid
At National Grid, the Fellow will work to determine and quantify the value streams of sustainability-related projects, including energy efficiency, distributed energy generation, waste reduction, and the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Elizabeth John (MBA '21) - West Elm
At West Elm, the Fellow will conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and work on strategic development related to supply chain innovation, sustainability, and worker education and empowerment.

Rebecca Meyer (MBA '21) - Calvert
At Calvert, the Fellow will join the ESG Research Team to work on projects related to incorporation of ESG factors in investment decisions, thematic ESG research on emerging topics, and analysis of ESG data and metrics.

Leora Rosenberg (MBA '21) - Nespresso
At Nespresso, the Fellow will work closely with the Sustainability team, Marketing team and agency partners to identify opportunities,and develop the sustainability strategy, communication plans and operational executions to bring the initiatives to life.

Lily Warnke (MBA '21) - Microsoft (Late Spring) and PepsiCo (Summer)
At Microsoft, the Fellow will focus on the strategies for and challenges around using technology to advance the work of human rights organizations. At PepsiCo, the Fellow will work on projects related human rights commitments and supplier sustainability, including research into emerging human rights risks and innovative approaches to proactively address human rights impacts across our value chains.