Applications are closed for Spring 2023

Are you passionate about software and social impact? Are you looking to join a unique and close-knit community? Join Us! Our mission provides a distinct experience to develop technical skills and interact with nonprofit clients all while applying your skills to impact real lives.


Hack4Impact Designers

Interested in designing projects for a wide variety of applications and real partners? Apply to Hack4Impact's design team!


Hack4Impact Developers

Interested in developing products for social good that benefit organizations in your community? Apply to Hack4Impact's development team!


Hack4Impact Designers

Interested in product research, marketing, finance, and innovation in the tech and social good space? Apply to Hack4Impact's business team!

We are only recruiting designers during Spring 2023! All applicants must fill out the general project team application along with the Hack4Impact application below.

Recruitment Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for undergraduate designers are due 2/2/23 at 11:59 pm. We usually announce recruitment officially on our Instagram (@cornellhack4impact) at the start of each semester as well. Please email if you would like to be added to our listserv where we notify applicants of opening.

The main thing we look for is passion for social impact and interest in growing on the team. Tell us what you are passionate about and why! We also look for prospective members to be proactive, collaborative, and friendly because building a community is an important part of our team culture. Additionally, although technical experience is helpful, we mostly look for the ability to problem solve independently and with others. We also have a beginners project meant for those with no web development experience.

This is hard to say - we don't have a set amount. We recruit a different amount each semester depending on our projects, which range from 4-6 developers, 2 designers, and one PM and TL.

Yes, starting Fall 2022!

As part of a new member on a project team, you will be required to enroll in ENGRG 1400 (new member onboarding) for 1 credit S/U and ENGRG 3400 for 1-2 credits graded or S/U.

Hack4Impact was founded as a club at UPenn in 2014. Since then, the club has grown into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helping colleges start chapters all around the country! The Cornell chapter was established Spring 2018.

YES! Please re-apply. Many of our members did not get in the first time, and we strongly encourage you to submit another application!