Make the world a better place – more effectively
Receive the theoretical training and practical experience necessary to transform a community or environment through more effective project work. Delivered in two parts — online and then an optional in-country program — UC Irvine Impact Academy answers the need of purpose-driven organizations: to recruit employees with a deep understanding of best practices, context and practicalities.
Our goal: Every graduate builds a long and successful career creating positive change.
UC Irvine Impact Academy is offering a digital program
Beginning May 1st, you can complete the UC Irvine Impact Academy program, online! You can finish the online component only, with no requirement to book or complete your international fieldwork, though we encourage the fieldwork component once it is safe to travel. We’re offering you total flexibility.
Flexible formats, personalized support
Foundations of effective projects, understanding project context.
Choose one of three formats
2 weeks | 40 hours per week
8 weeks | 10 hours per week
16 weeks | 5 hours per week
Concentrated experiences of over 11 locations worldwide.
Choose one of two formats
2 weeks | 50 hours per week
4 weeks | 40 hours per week
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Why pursue an Impact Academy program?
A UC Irvine Impact Academy program provides you with exactly what you need to quickly advance your career and make a direct impact in the field of sustainable development.
High demand from employers
Employers want candidates with real-world, practical insight into the on-the-ground realities
Start your impact-driven career
Network with international organizations and gain access to 10,000+ jobs
Gain hands-on experience in 11 different locations.
Use the 11 concentrated experiences to boost your resume and acquire case study examples for future interviews
Start your impact career
Need career advice?
Book a chat with one of our career coaches
Our career coaches specialize in guiding professionals in the sustainability and conservation sectors toward career success.
We believe you deserve a meaningful career, which is why this service is completely free.
Simply apply to secure two complimentary half-hour career coach sessions.
Spots are limited, so don't delay.