Welcome to the Loeb Center Social Impact page. Social Impact entails work that has measurable value-driven metrics, addresses the socioeconomic problem to the fullest extent, and promulgates equal opportunities and equitable outcomes. On this page you will find a plethora of resources as you mull over or dive into the realm of social impact and public service work. Importantly, embarking in a career in social impact fulfills the humanist need of service to society and oneself, the hallmark of a republic-democracy. 10% of the American workforce is employed in the non-profit sector, mostly small agencies with less than 100 employees with less than $100K annual budget, while federal, state, and local government jobs – including subcontractors – account for another 7% of the Pre-Covid 150 million person workforce. We invite you to consider joining the small but influential number of changemakers.

I was a lobbyist for more than 6 years. I quit. My conscience couldn’t take it anymore.

The author of this article recounts their experience as a lobbyist in Washington, DC, highlighting the pervasive influence of money in politics and the ethical dilemmas they faced. They discuss the routine nature of fundraising and its impact on legislative …

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When You’ve Made Enough to Make a Difference

Many philanthropists aspire to address major global challenges, but their resources are insufficient to single-handedly solve issues like poverty, climate change, or disease. To achieve significant impact, donors need an investment model that maximizes the effectiveness of their contributions by …

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How younger voters will impact elections: Younger voters are poised to upend American politics

Political scientists and policymakers have long discussed the potential influence of the youngest American generations, including Gen Zers and Millennials, on the nation’s partisan landscape.

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Career Resources

Connect with Students About Their Summer Internships

Inspired by The Better Amherst Initiative and in conjunction with the Loeb Center and IT, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) …

Projects for Peace Application

The Projects for Peace program hopes to encourage student initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation. 

In addition to Handshake, we compiled a list of jobs and internship sites.

Interning For Democracy

Are you wondering how to translate your interest in strengthening democracy into a professional path? Internships are the best way …

Rosenberg Senior Grant

The Rosenberg Senior Grant deadline is Wednesday, May 16, 2025.

The grant is only applicable to graduating seniors and the most …

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Rich André

  • Senior Policy Advisor for State and Local Initiatives American Immigration Council
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Julie Babayan

  • Head of Policy Development Adobe Inc.
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Jesse Corradi

  • Managing Director of Africa U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Jennifer Estrada

  • Community Program Manager Amnesty International USA
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Jay Gilliam

  • Director of the Global Program Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
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Jeremy Koo

  • Associate on the Distributed Energy Resources and Electrification team Cadmus Group
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Scott MacMillan

  • Director of Learning and Innovation BRAC USA

Charles Myers

  • Founder and Chairman Signum Global Advisors
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