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GSEI was founded in cooperation with students and remains student oriented. Joining the Student Leader Team means making a commitment to illuminating the role of business in affecting social, economic, and environmental change for the Georgetown community and for your future employer.

If you personify what it means to live and work in service to business and society, you can play an active role in GSEI's cross-sector partnerships, innovative program offerings, and hands-on learning opportunities.

How do I apply?

Graduate and undergraduate students may apply at the beginning of each academic year by submitting a resume and cover letter by the announced deadline to Natalia Rankine-Galloway at If selected for an interview, you will meet with various members of the GSEI team and, if chosen, become an active member of the Student Leader Team by the end of September.

Applicants can be graduate or undergraduate students in any GU school who have a passion for social impact, innovation, or social change.

What are the benefits?

  • Network Spend time with and learn from your fellow students who share your passion for social enterprise as well as GSEI's extended network of experts and practitioners in the field

    Opportunities Put social enterprise into action. Help craft strategy, conduct research, write reports and executive briefs, help create and plan custom events by working with GSEI program directors and partner organizations. 

    Internships GSEI offers unique internship opportunities with its partners and network to all Georgetown students. In most cases, student leaders receive priority consideration for these opportunities.

What are the requirements?

As a student leader, you will be expected to:

  1. Attend student leader team meetings twice a month. Meetings are 12:30 to 1:30 on Wednesdays (a schedule will be published at the start of each semester). Students must register any anticipated absence with the GSEI Associate Director. Students failing to attend at least 75 percent of scheduled meetings will be removed from the Student Leader Team.

  2. Participate in at least one GSEI project per semester. Each semester, the team will be presented with a series of opportunities at various levels of commitment, ranging from an ongoing semester-long research project, to a day-long volunteer role at a GSEI event. To remain a student leader in good standing, you must select a minimum of one project in which to participate and fulfill the duties of your chosen project.

  3. Submit a blog each semester. By the conclusion of each semester, you will be asked to submit a blog on a project you worked on, or a perspective on an emerging social enterprise issue.

  4. Serve as a GSEI Ambassador. Be ready to answer the question: "What is GSEI and what does it do?" Spread the word about GSEI and deepen Georgetown McDonough's and Georgetown's commitment to being in service to business and society.


Student Leaders receive weekly dispatches from GSEI with upcoming events and opportunities.