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Welcome


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Welcome


 
 

The International Innovation Corps creates scalable solutions to critical development problems.

 
 
 
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Our Story


Our Story


 

Governments across the globe have enormous potential and drive, but many face immense social and economic hurdles.

 
 
 
 

Public sectors seek high-impact, scalable ways to address development challenges that can be implemented effectively.

That's why the IIC, a program based at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, sends top talent to work with government and development organizations on one to three year projects to implement innovative solutions to important development problems. 

 
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Our Program


Our Program


 

IIC Project Associates bring passion and energy to the tough but rewarding work of implementing cutting-edge, high-impact solutions to important development challenges.

 
 
 
 

Over the course of their projects, they apply their creative thinking and diverse skills to make the world a better place. They collaborate constantly, knowing they are each other’s best resource. They problem-solve tirelessly and they persevere when facing daunting challenges.

 
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Our Work


Our Work


 

IIC projects span areas including urban development, energy and the environment, health care, innovation and education.

 
 
 
 

Each project has an ambitious mission, but a discrete scope. Teams works with the government to identify and solve specific problems, or with the government and its partners to scale existing solutions. Working with the government offers unparalleled opportunities for solutions to achieve large scale.

 
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Our Partners


Our Partners


 

Partners across the globe leverage their knowledge and resources to support IIC projects.

 
 
 
 

As a program of Chicago Harris, the IIC engages with a network of partners including the University of Chicago, NGO's, foundations, and corporations. These partners help Project Associates acquire the expertise and resources they need to execute innovative solutions and create lasting impact. 

 
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Our Application Process


Our Application Process


Interested in pioneering innovative social impact in the development sector?

 
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Brazil Summer Policy Lab


Brazil Summer Policy Lab


The IIC is partnering with the Marine Biological Laboratory, USAID, Woods Hole Research Center and the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia to launch a summer opportunity to address pressing issues in biodiversity conservation policy in Brazil.

 
 

Three UChicago graduate students will spend 10 weeks in Brazil bridging the gap between cutting-edge scientific findings and Brazil’s efforts to reach zero deforestation.