Catalytic Impact Foundation

Catalytic Impact Foundation (CIF) is a 501c3, not-for-profit foundation. The mission of CIF is to advance innovation in the area of health and life science that addresses high unmet medical need. CIF aggregates philanthropic capital to make equity investments in transformative early-stage companies creating sustainable and long-lasting impact. Using the discipline of traditional venture Capital, CIF focuses on areas of healthcare that are significantly underfunded, and where there are diseases or conditions that are undertreated, or for which there are no treatments. Particular areas of focus are in brain health (including mental health), children’s health, rare disease, women’s health, aging and health equity. CIF also is committed to supporting diversity in leadership, with a particular focus on investing in women entrepreneurs, who receive less than 3 percent of venture capital funding in the US. Approximately 40 percent of our portfolio companies are led by women.

As a non-profit, we run a lean operation relying heavily on volunteers who have a depth of experience and passion for this work. A Princeton intern would provide enormous benefit to CIF, as there is an opportunity for them to contribute to our impact investing platform in a meaningful way, both helping us to further our work as well as providing the intern with valuable skills and experience in this cutting-edge and growing space of impact investing.


Hingham, MA

Internship Description

The Impact Investing Intern will play a supporting role for the investment fund, with responsibilities including data capture and input, portfolio-company updates, due diligence research and analysis, creating company-specific impact reports, working on investment memos, and updating and improving the deal flow and portfolio management platform.

Our past interns (from Princeton, Columbia and NYU) have gained valuable skills and experience in impact investing, company due diligence and research, writing investment memos, and impact measurement and reporting. Two of our 3 Princeton spring interns asked to continue working for us as volunteers during the following school year, and all of our summer interns have had very positive experiences.

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10 Flexible 9:00am 5:00pm N/A N/A Virtual/Remote

Housing Information

This position is remote. Although we have not had an intern through PICS in the past, we have had 3 interns from Princeton, and the remote structure has worked well, allowing the intern to work from their location of choice.

Internship Qualifications

We are seeking interns who are reliable, engaged, and have a desire to be challenged and to learn. Specific skills we look for: writing ability, research skills, analytic abilities, highly organized, and interest in health and medical innovation.

Writing Sample

  • Any sample that can demonstrate an organized and succinct approach to writing, with an engaging style and solid use of vocabulary.

Special Requirements

  • None