The Social Economy Mentorship Internship (SEMI) program is designed to give actionable support and capacity to individuals on the ground carrying out social solidarity economy (SSE) projects. The SEMI program offers mentorship, networking opportunities, and financial support to empower social entrepreneurs to develop their soft and hard skills while contributing meaningfully to projects. Participants may apply to pursue their own project or to be placed as an intern with an active SSE project.

Social Economy Mentorship

As a part of the SEMI program, you will be matched with an experienced social economy mentor who will provide you with guidance to help you develop project-related skills. Once you have been matched with a mentor, you will have at least five one-on-one consultation sessions together.

Financial Support

As a participant in the SEMI program, you will receive $1,000 for your project. This financial support is intended to allow you to focus on the development of skills related to your SSE project.

Networking Opportunities

Participants accepted into the SEMI program gain the support of not only their mentor but also a network of like-minded individuals. Joining this network gives you access to events and resources that can help you along your journey.

If you have any questions about the program, reach out to Olivia Champagne at

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