GVI and Impact Academy

Career acceleration courses

So, you’re a budding environmentalist, conservationist or researcher looking for your dream job in international sustainable development? 

What do you need to make sure you’re at the top of every candidate list? To stand the best chance of being hired?

We’ve surveyed hiring managers at leading impact-focused global organisations, and over 80% said that the majority of candidates lack one very important qualification – how to adapt an impact-focused project to a local context.

To fill this gap, we’ve partnered with leading institutions of higher education all over the world to develop an online academy that can supplement your current education and field work experience – welcome to Impact Academy.

You can choose one of eight subject areas:

  • Climate crisis and clean energy
  • Environmental and corporate sustainability
  • Marine conservation
  • Wildlife conservation

 

You will complete eight online courses over 2, 8 or 16 weeks, and can choose optional fieldwork of 2 or 4 weeks in the US, Costa Rica, Fiji, Ghana, Peru, South Africa or Thailand.

Each Impact Academy program also includes career support services for up to 12 months after the completion of the program, including: 

  • A career success guarantee
  • Two half-an-hour career coaching sessions
  • Feedback on your resume, personal brand and digital profile
  • Access to a jobs board featuring thousands of vacancies in social and environmental impact 
  • Assistance with your job search strategy
  • Feedback on your job applications and cover letters 
  • Sessions that teach you interviewing techniques
  • Webinars with recruiters in who have hired professionals to fill sustainable development roles
  • Insights unique to careers in sustainable development

 

A free coaching session

If you’re interested in joining an Impact Academy program, you can apply for a free career coaching session by either submitting an enquiry.

 

Apply now

Ready to apply? You can either:

  • Submit an enquiry via GVI. Be sure to let us know through which educational institution you’d like to complete your impact academy program.
  • Select an educational institution through which you’d like to complete your impact academy program from the list below and submit an application via their website.

UNC CHARLOTTE CONTINUING EDUCATION

To learn more about UNC Charlotte Impact Academy visit the site. You can also follow them on Facebook or Linkedin.

UC RIVERSIDE EXTENSION

To learn more about UC Riverside Extension Impact Academy visit the site. You can also follow them on Facebook or Linkedin.

UC IRVINE DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

To learn more about UC Irvine Impact Academy programs, visit the site. You can also follow them on Facebook or Linkedin.

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

To learn more about the training and experience that is being offered on the Case Western Reserve University Impact Academy programs, visit the site.