OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

OpenIDEO / IDEO Fellowship/Internship

Let's face it, many of us would relish at the thought of working for any IDEO endeavour. What great motivation to contribute with meaningful and innovative work than to have a shot at working at OpenIDEO or IDEO for a certain time frame?

Photo of DeletedUser
5 8

Written by DeletedUser

Pretty straight forward concept here. OpenIDEO or IDEO takes up one member of the community with the most valuable contributions (selected by their Design Quotient, board of IDEOers, and voted by fellow OpenIDEOers) get the chance to do a six month fellowship/internship at OpenIDEO or another of the IDEO endeavours (ie 

What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

Motivation attracts new talent and encourages present OpenIDEOers. This was brought to my atention from the IDEO badges concept which focuses on giving incentives/recognition to those who offer up their time to working here. I think the more people get seriously involved in OpenIDEO the greater richness and diversity of ideas can be brought to the table in trying to solve the challenges we face.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

- None in particular

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

- OpenIDEO/IDEO payroll :o - Sponsoring/Benefitted organizations donations

Inspired by (1)

OpenIDEO Badges


Join the conversation:

Photo of Meena Kadri

Hi Luis... have you seen this idea about internships also? You might be keen to join in on that conversation too.

Photo of DeletedUser


Meena, I haven't but I will take a look at it now! Thanks for the tip!

View all comments