Impact Academy

Forget boring intern work and make an actual difference in our city this summer. 

Tackle real-world problems, put solutions to the test, and set a course for your future. 

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About Impact Academy

Internships make one of the biggest differences for college students. It improves your employability, leads to more offers, and helps you discover interests. 

Conceived as the ultimate internship-like experience, the Impact Academy sets you on a mission to make a big difference for yourself and Tulsa by working in teams to find and solve worthwhile problems in the Tulsa community.

During this paid (yes, paid!) 9-week program, you’ll work closely with talented mentors and a project team of students just like you. We have spots for up to 25 incoming college juniors and seniors.

Participants in the Impact Academy will confront local, real-world problems, research options, and design solutions across four focus areas.

Area 1

Social Good

Area 2

Business / Entrepreneurship

Area 3

Arts & Culture

Area 4


We also want to get you hooked on Tulsa, and see why so many people are beginning to get excited about our city.

How it works

Meeting every weekday for 9 weeks, programming will include:


Full cohort learning seminars / workshops with local leaders


Project group sessions with focus area mentors


Group / individual project research sessions meeting with local stakeholders and organizations


Group / individual work sessions


Project presentations


Summer 2020 is launching soon. Here are some logistical details for the Impact Academy.


stipend per student

Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2020

Academy dates

25 Openings

for college students


attendance requirement

The Impact Academy will follow city/state/federal COVID-19 guidelines for in-person or virtual meetings.

Who it's for

Any rising college junior or senior living in/near Tulsa during Summer 2020 can apply!

  • Open to and relevant for all majors/minors
  • Problem-solving curriculum is great prep for any future career field
  • Looking for people with a passion for Tulsa and making a difference

What's in it for you

Meet and learn from leaders in civic, philanthropic, entrepreneurial, and social service organizations.

Connect with numerous organizations with the potential for subsequent internship or employment opportunities.

Complete a project case study worthy of listing on your resume and discussing in interviews.

Create friendships with other local college students, setting the foundation for strong social circles following graduation.

Experience Tulsa in a completely new way, opening your eyes to the city’s potential and gaining perspective into its future trajectory.

Apply to the Impact Academy by May 22, 2020 to be considered for our Summer 2020 cohort. The application is simple, fun, and should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.

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Created for incoming college juniors and seniors to connect with and learn from local entrepreneurs and business and community leaders who are putting Tulsa on the map for culture and innovation. It’ll look great on your resume too.