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This is our in person program! If you want to travel this is the right choice!

Emzingo|U’s Global Impact Fellowship (GIF) is a leadership program designed to offer purpose-driven undergraduate students an impact consulting internship with an NGO or Social Enterprise in an international destination. It prepares students for careers in development consulting, impact investing, international business, microfinance, global health, and international development. This is an in-person program offered in. Spain, Peru or South Africa. 

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The program is available for undergraduate students. We also have program managers in each of the above mentioned places that will accompany the students throughout the program. 

calling ALL
undergraduate students


This 6-week program, offered during Summer, combines a team-led social impact consulting project, to which students dedicate 5 days per week full-time, applying their skills to the challenge the organisation is facing, with leadership training, coaching, project mentoring and cultural immersion, which take place 1-2 times per week.


Leadership development


The program includes leadership training to develop students´ responsible leadership skills and knowledge. You can expect sessions like: 

  • Emotional and cultural intelligence 

  • Strength-based teams 

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Adaptive Leadership

  • Intrapreneurship and Change agency

  • Impact Investing

  • Responsible Leadership

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Fundraising



LIVE: Cultural Immersion


We believe cross-cultural awareness and intelligence are an important part of the equation and thus dedicate a part of the program for students to immerse themselves deeply in the country of their choice and learn about its social and economic history. It is also a great time for networking and aids in team building. For this purpose, we offer activities like: 


  • Peru Context, Peruvian Affairs

  • Embodying diversity: Peruvian Dances

  • Food and Peruvian Society

South Africa

  • SA historical context: Apartheid 

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Zulu class


  • Spanish Context: Spain and the EU

  • Flamenco class

  • Spanish Lesson



LEAD: Social Impact Project (50%)

The more experiential, practical side of the program involves challenging the students to apply what they learned in the leadership and professional development Emzingo|U workshops, by supporting a real client: a local NGO or social enterprise. In teams, they will undertake a social impact consulting project that directly makes an impact in their client´s community. This includes:

  • Human centered consulting 

  • Coaching Sessions & Project Mentoring

  • Tools and Teamwork

  • Project Time 


We believe in the human centered approach for tackling said project and thus we also provide sessions like: 

  • Insights for Innovation

  • Human Centered Design

  • Social Business Model Canvas

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Emzingo|U has worked with over 50+ organizations globally over the last several years. We try to source projects with a large variety of organizations that are working to solve many of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Field Partners vary every year, but here are some of the ones we have worked with to serve as a reference.


dragones de lavapies



Organisation´s Description: Dragones are a community-based nonprofit located in the neighbourhood of Lavapies in Madrid. They are a sports club that seeks social change and they are a nonprofit that uses football for social change. This duality allows them to connect with the community.

The Project: Design a communication strategy and create an action plan to identify corporate sponsors and partners, connect with professional soccer clubs, and bring awareness to their mission.



proyecto alto



Organisation´s Description: Proyecto Alto Peru is a social enterprise that uses sports, education and urban interventions as tools for community development. They seek the personal growth of girls and boys, strengthening their potential for social change. It operates in the neighbourhood of Alto Peru in the district of Chorrillos, Lima, a low income area where poverty and violence are pervasive and kids grow up playing in its hostile streets.


The Project: Proyecto Alto Peru, in alliance with Nike, opened a gym in 2019 in the Chorrillos neighborhood. This gym caters to the local community as well as other clients, and can become a significant source of revenue for the social enterprise. Alto Peru now needs a marketing strategy to attract more clients to the gym and related programs.

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koiki SPAIN 2022

Organisation´s Description: Koiki is a social enterprise that hires people suffering from social exclusion (mainly people with disabilities, young and long term unemployed) to work as postmen/postwomen, called KOIKIs, who provide a green ‘last mile’ delivery service within their neighbourhoods by biking, walking or using green vehicles.


The Project: Define the services that KOIKI offers differentiating clients, operatives, pricing, etc. Marketing strategy for each service offering, clients, channel, etc. Sales strategy for each channel.


Our team works closely with all of our field partners to determine exactly what they need and where our Emzingo|U Fellows can truly add the most value. Over the years our fellows have leveraged their education and work experience to help organisations with the following themes and challenges:

  • Marketing, Strategy, Fundraising, New product or service, Business Modelling, Operations Management


*At the beginning of the program we present to students the field partners we will work with and allow them to share with us their preferences. We do the best we can to allocate them to the field partner of their choice.


  • Tuition and financing: We partner with an extensive list of universities that cover the program tuition of a few of their students. If they won't cover a student's tuition and the student in question still wants to be a part of the program or if their university is not yet one of our partners and they would like us to reach out to them, email us at: slade@emzingo.com.

            The tuition normally includes: 

  • Housing: For this program, lodging is typically provided in either apartment rentals, university dorms, or longer stay lodges in safe and secure areas in Madrid and Johannesburg. To add to the immersive group leadership development experience, students live together in groups, either divided among multiple apartments, lodges, or dorm rooms.

  • Airport Pick up and drop-off: All transport in-country, including to-from the airport is included in the program fee. Either Emzingo|U team will pick you up from the airport or we will arrange a van to pick up and drop off everyone traveling. 


  • Entry to any tourist activities that is part of the program 


    *flights, visas and personal expenses are not included in the tuition fee. 

what we expect from students

We want students to learn all they need to become a responsible and inclusive leader, to further enrich their graduate experience with real clients and projects, to inspire their career in social impact and, ultimately, to have fun and make friends for life. For this, we need students to:


  • Show up on time and attend all Emzingo|U sessions

  • Engage in all group learning experiences and reflection

  • Participate in all cultural immersion and social impact sessions

  • Complete the team consulting project with a social enterprise or NGO and give your 110% to it. The client is counting on the allocated team to help them build and grow!

  • Be open-minded: seize new opportunities for growth and reflect on the overall experience or any discomfort you may feel along the way. 

  • Be courteous and kind: respect and engage with peers, field partners and speakers. This is a chance to grow personally and professionally!

  • Have fun and be awesome!!!

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