DBS Business for Impact: Social Leaders Programme


DBS Business for Impact: Social Leaders Programme


DBS Foundation


Future Talent, Generation You




Future Talent Programme

Work becomes more meaningful when you have a larger purpose.


Powered by DBS Foundation and curated by Social Ventures Hong Kong, DBS Business for Impact: Social Leaders Programme is a summer internship programme empowering futuremakers to make impactful changes. In this 8-week programme, interns will gain valuable on-the-job experience at leading social enterprises and learn how to run a commercially and socially viable business. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on their own impact projects with like-minded youth and receive mentorship guidance to foster innovative solutions in tackling critical social and environmental problems.


SVhk as a programme curator, working together with partner DBS Foundation and social enterprises to deliver internship opportunities and changemaker experiences.


APPLY NOW: https://forms.gle/Ua2W6bFL6x9RvcZcA
Application Deadline: Apr 18, 2022 (23:59)
Programme booklet: https://cutt.ly/4SJkFON
Enquiry: [email protected]



  1. Develop Entrepreneurship: Work closely with the senior management and dedicated team of a leading social enterprise
  2. Achieve More: Learn to balance the financial and social impact goals of a business
  3. Embrace Change: Be surrounded by innovations and like-minded communities, and learn how to solve social and environmental problems in creative ways
  4. Continue Your Journey: Discover purpose-driven career opportunities



Application Deadline: Apr 18, 2022
Interview Day: Apr 27, 2022 (Online)
Programme Period: Jun 20 – Late Aug, 2022
Allowance: $8600 (Upon completion of internship and programme activities)

> Bootcamp (Jun 20 – 24) – A 5-day bootcamp including workshops, field visits and conversations with professionals across sectors to understand current social issues and brainstorm possible solutions

> Internship (Jun 27 – Aug 12) – Each intern will be matched with a social enterprise for a 7-week internship (5-day work week). Please refer to the Programme Booklet (coming soon) for more information about the respective job descriptions and requirements.

> Impact Project (Jun 27 – Aug 12) – All interns will be divided into groups or an impact project to develop innovative solutions in addressing a specific social or environmental issue through research, interviews and pilot

> Showcase (Late Aug) – A celebration of the programme where interns will pitch their project ideas to a judging panel and share their learnings with guests

*Please note that the format/content of the programme could be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as Covid-19.



  1. Read the programme booklet and apply online via submitting google form by Apr 18, 2022: https://forms.gle/Ua2W6bFL6x9RvcZcA
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to join the Interview Day on Apr 27, 2022
  3. Final results will be announced in May



  1. Current local/overseas university students or within 2 years after graduation from bachelor studies
  2. Able to complete the entire programme and attend related activities during the programme period
  3. Passionate about social change and making a positive impact!



  1. Acesobee
  2. Bridge AI
  3. D.E.C.T Production
  4. Green Monday
  5. Farmacy
  6. Helper Choice
  7. The Jade Club
  8. Nature Bathing
  9. ohmykids
  10. Rooftop Republic
  11. RunOurCity
  12. Social Ventures Hong Kong – Community (Playtao Education, HATCH, Comm’ On and other projects)
  13. Social Ventures Hong Kong – Impact Lifestyle
  14. Social Ventures Hong Kong – Impact Capital
  15. Social Ventures Hong Kong – SONOVA


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DBS Foundation focuses on building a more inclusive Asia by supporting social enterprises – businesses for good that solve complex social and environmental issues in a sustainable way. Learn more: https://www.dbs.com/foundation


“There is a special kind of magic at SVhk that makes us feel hopeful about the future”
– Enoch Suen, 2020

“SLP taught me to think and do with the heart.”
– Bryan Chung, 2019

“My internship at SLP provided me with valuable hands-on experience and to dive deeper into one of the social startups that I was passionate about. From day one, Was given projects which allowed me to hone my practical skills and learned the business model in running a social enterprise which has prepared me well for my future career. One thing that I have valued most include, but not limited to, the nice and supportive working environment where are no boundaries during the meetings. I encourage anyone who wants to be change makers to join SLP!
– Karen Chung, UC Berkeley, SLP 2018


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