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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: IFC, Bloomberg L.P., Microsoft, West Elm, and Nespresso.

Applications for Summer 2021 will open in December 2020.

Summer 2020 Fellowship Recipients

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Ross Jaffe (MBA '21) - National Grid

Joss applied the ROSI framework to two National Grid investments in energy efficiency and net-zero buildings. This project represents an early attempt by National Grid to monetize its sustainability efforts and, more importantly, a commitment to the energy transition that we need.

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Elizabeth John (MBA '21) - Williams Sonoma, Inc

Liz examined William Sonoma Inc’s supply chain, learning how they onboard vendors and track vendor data across their 8 brands, including creating and implementing a baseline survey for West Elm LOCAL vendors to inform their commitments to the 15% Pledge.

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Rebecca Meyer (MBA '21) - Calvert

Rebecca's central project was to assess corporate responses to COVID-19 across the Packaged Food & Meats industry, the Restaurant industry, and the Financial Services sector to help build the firm’s understanding of how corporate resilience is connected to overall ESG performance

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Lily Warnke (MBA '21) - Microsoft

Lily's work included a series of memoranda on how to best ground emergency responses to COVID-19 in human rights principles. In light of evidence that nations around the world have derogated their human rights commitments in order to enact necessary emergency measures, Lily researched ways to protect civilians’ privacy and rights.

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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.

Summer 2019 Fellowship Recipients

Jamie Friedland (MBA '20) - IFC

Kyu Sung Kim (MBA '20) - IFC

Tara McHugh (MBA '20) - West Elm

Leah Naidorf (MBA '20) - Nespresso

Sam Wallace (MBA '20) - Microsoft

Junyi Wang (MBA '20) - IFC


Summer 2018 Fellowship Recipients

Stephanie Chen (MBA '19) - IFC

Yen Chiang (MBA '19) - West Elm

Julianne DeMarco (MBA '19) - Bloomberg