Your UC Irvine Impact Academy experience
Join a group of driven, like-minded people looking to advance their careers and work toward positively impacting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
UC Irvine Impact Academy is offering a digital program
Beginning June 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.
5 experienced speakers
Participate in master classes that allow you to quickly develop insight into the on-the-ground realities of international development. Hear first-person accounts from senior leaders in NGOs, government and social enterprises.
5 leading organizations
Attend site visits which provide you with hands-on experience in the subject area you’ve chosen. Immerse yourself in a variety of local organizational contexts to observe, analyze, engage and conduct informal interviews.
Relevant final project
Develop a portfolio of work that will interest potential employers. This project ties all of your program knowledge together.
Vibrant life on location
For two or four weeks, live with like-minded individuals from around the world who are looking to advance their career in the sustainable development space. Spend time discussing and learning from each other’s diverse experiences.
Spend evenings and weekends exploring your chosen location. Immerse yourself in the culture, and reflect on the days’ learning with your fellow participants.
What makes an Impact Academy unique?
Use the concentrated, practical experiences to boost your CV and job readiness
Access to the latest jobs
Search and apply to over 10,000+ global openings
Receive regular coaching from subject-area experts
Experience 11 unique and contrasting environments
Form connections with global educators, development organizations, alumni and students