Your UCR University Extension 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.

UCR University Extension Impact Academy is offering a digital program

Start date: November 1st

UCR University Extension Impact Academy is offering a digital program

Beginning November 1st, you can complete the UCR University Extension 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.

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  • Five people sit around a small table filled with papers. Three lean over papers with pens. One sits up talking.

    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.

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    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.

  • Two people stand in front of a class of children. 1 is holding up a poster.

    Relevant final project

    Develop a portfolio of work that will interest potential employers. This project ties all of your program knowledge together.

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    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.

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    Country exploration

    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?

Resume building

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

Career counseling

Receive regular coaching from subject-area experts

Real-world immersion

Experience 11 unique and contrasting environments

Global networking

Form connections with global educators, development organizations, alumni and students