of employers in development
or conservation said that
the primary shortcoming of
applicants is a lack of practical
experience of how to deliver
programs on the ground.
WHY AN IMPACT ACADEMY PROGRAM?
of millenials and
gen Zs want a job with
impact on causes.
2 – 4 WEEKS*
ONLINE – COMPLETED BEFORE DEPARTURE
IMPACT ACADEMY PROGRAMS BY GVI
The Impact Academy program is a hybrid online/offline program. It combines 8 weeks of online learning with 2 or 4 weeks of optional on the ground learning in Nepal, Fiji, Peru or another country where GVI operates around the world. It has been specifically developed to meet the needs of both employers and candidates in the "for good" sector.
Our goal is for participants to secure a job by demonstrating relevant skills and an understanding of the practical, in-country realities of development and conservation.
Our success will be measured by the proportion of graduates being employed in these fields after graduation.
*This component is optional.
Impact Academy programs are currently offered by the continuing education branches of the institutions of higher learning shown below. If you would like to apply for an Impact Academy program, please select an institution below.
DIRECT LINK TO JOBS
Career paths in sustainable development are not obvious.
As the importance of development increases, career paths and opportunities are quickly growing.
Our Impact Academy program includes personalized guidance toward a career in sustainable development, matched to participants' experience, skills and interests.
Some participants will come with a little or no background in sustainable development, while others will be looking to learn more advanced skills. This program is suitable for all learners.
We prepare participants with the necessary skills for careers in the sustainable development sector that are growing, and require candidates.
The Impact Academy program uses a unique model that teaches participants to analyze and plan for the on-the-ground realities of international development and conservation programs.
Participants are provided with frameworks and real-world examples to understand how context affects implementation. They will then engage in real-life projects while working with organizations on current issues.
The program directly answers the need expressed by employers in purpose-driven organizations: that candidates gain first-hand experience of the cultural, political, logistical and economic issues that impede development.
EIGHT DEVELOPMENT & CONSERVATION SUBJECT AREAS
We apply a unique perspective for analyzing and implementing in local context.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT
OUR GLOBAL CLASSROOM
GVI has been around for 20 years, operating award-winning social and professional development
programs around the globe. These have short and long-term objectives aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have hosted 30,000+ participants and have long been a provider of programs to dozens of US institutions including Duke University, Stanford University, and The Ohio State University.