Training the next generation of impact leaders.

At the Sorenson Impact Institute, we envision an equitable and thriving world where everyone is valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides decision-making. Building the world’s premiere impact-focused student programming to train the next generation of impact leaders is central to achieving that vision.

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We integrate world-class academic programming and experiential learning into each of our practice areas. This unique program, which includes both theoretical education and practical learning experiences, promotes interdisciplinary engagement and trains students to approach their chosen fields with an impact lens.

We provide an inclusive, rigorous, inspiring, and fun environment to learn and grow. From internship opportunities at the Sorenson Impact Institute to impact classes at the University of Utah, we offer real-world experience and the knowledge, tools, and resources to help students become changemakers.

Impact & Prosperity Epicenter

We are thrilled to launch the Impact & Prosperity Epicenter opening in the fall 2024 for the next generation of purpose-driven students passionate about changing the world. The Impact & Prosperity Epicenter, located in the center of the University of Utah campus, is a first-of-its-kind immersive living community fully dedicated to social impact and building a more prosperous society. Through our various initiatives, programs, and collaborations, we draw on the collective expertise and passion of students, thought leaders, and practitioners to empower students to turn ambitious ideas into tangible realities for the betterment of people and the planet.

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Social impact classes

Social Impact is a growing field of study that affects every industry. The Sorenson Impact Institute in partnership with the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, is proud to teach a set of courses in Social Impact that focus on utilizing business fundamentals to create a positive impact in the world.

What students are saying:

Impact internship program

Our unique internship program gives students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the social impact field. The program features various tracks for students looking to develop their skills in data science, graphic design, impact finance, impact strategy, innovative finance for translational research, operations, or impact investing. The program is open to students from across campus with any academic focus of study.

What students are saying:

Aaron Jackson

Impact Strategy intern

“I loved the opportunity to jump in with both feet very quickly and learn by doing. I was immediately tasked to a couple of projects that were very big for Sorenson.”

Jack Hofbauer

Impact Investing intern

“My ability to develop analysis skills, look at different types of companies and develop my own rationale around how I view investing and what types of companies I think are worth putting money into has been a great experience.”

Nephi Zurita

Impact Storytelling intern

“I’ve had great opportunities to work with such amazing clients, projects, and people that are really focused on impact and really making a difference.”

Student program updates

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