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Jiva Ag: Corporate Internship Project

Join an 6-week experiential learning project with Jiva Ag that aims to improve livelihoods for 500M households. Guided by Harvard Student Mentors, explore fairer end-consumer prices for smallholder farmers with new tech/holistic solutions.


Grades 8th-12th


6 Weeks

Early Application Date

31 May, 2024

[Regular Date: 15 Jun, 2024]

Program Fee for Early Applicants

USD 850

[Regular Fee: USD 1200]

Application deadline

15 June, 2024

Program Delivery

Zoom Led

About The Corporate Internship Project

Delivered by Learn With Leaders in collaboration with Jiva Ag, this esteemed Corporate Internship Project, aims to understand the current farm ecosystem in your region. Through this intensive Zoom-led 6-week Experiential Learning Internship Project, students will explore how the smallholders farmers derive livelihood and the percentage of final price which accrues to them. Under the guidance of Harvard Student Mentors, participants will delve into some of the innovations Jiva Ag has brought in Indonesia, their applicability to your region and, finally, propose recommendations to Jiva Ag on how they could further solve the problem of ensuring that the smallholders get a higher percentage of produce.

About Jiva Ag

Smallholder Farmers are the key to solving world hunger. Ironically, they are amongst the world’s most hungry people. Founded in 2020, Jiva is on a mission to improve their livelihoods. Jiva believe that farmers who grow 70% of the world’s food should be prosperous. Eventually, we want to support all 500 million smallholder farmers and help secure our future food supply. Jiva currently operates in Indonesia.

About the Experiential Learning Project

This project offers hands-on experience in analyzing agricultural ecosystems and developing innovative solutions to empower smallholder farmers. Participants will gain practical insights into addressing real-world challenges and contributing to sustainable agricultural practices. The outcome of the project will be a PowerPoint presentation that will conclude on actionable recommendations for enhancing smallholder farmers' livelihoods and optimizing Jiva Ag's impact in the region.

What You’ll Learn

Key Benefits for Students


Deliver a high-quality project Harvard-style! Receive personalized guidance, and move beyond traditional classroom environment.

Experiential Learning

Gain practical insights into the agricultural ecosystem and the real-world challenges faced by smallholder farmers.

Real-world application

Develop a proactive and analytical approach to addressing the unique challenges encountered in agricultural supply chains and smallholder farmer livelihoods.

Skill Development

Sharpen analytical abilities and hone critical thinking skills crucial for understanding complex agricultural systems and devising innovative solutions.

Portfolio Development

Build a standout portfolio showcasing the practical skills and experiences gained, setting you apart in the competitive landscape of sustainable agriculture and rural development.

Kickstart your Global Network

Network with industry leaders and Harvard Student Mentors, fostering mentorships and establishing a professional foundation for future opportunities.

Awards & Recognitions

Showcase your achievements to the world


Certification from Jiva Ag and Learn with Leaders, enhancing credibility and recognition in the academic realm.

LwL Social Media Feature

Chance to be featured on Learn with Leaders’ Social Media platforms, amplifying your professional presence and networking opportunities.

Portfolio Enhancement

Enhance your resume and student portfolio with certificates, actionable projects and a research paper.

Comprehensive Learning Package

Complimentary access to all Learn with Leaders Masterclasses covering diverse topics, fostering continuous growth and professional development.



Project Milestones and Mentoring Sessions (Time are in EST Time Zone)


June 29, 2024 -Saturday


10:00 am - 11:00 am-ET

Milestone 1: Jiva Ag's Current Practices

1. Explore Jiva Ag's model for procuring farm produce from smallholder farmers.

2. Assess challenges in quality assessment within Jiva's innovative procurement system.


July 6, 2024 -Saturday


10:00 am - 11:00 am-ET

Milestone 2: Regional Agricultural Supply Chain

1. Analyze the agricultural supply chain in the region.

2. Determine the share of smallholder farmers in overall agricultural production.

3. Review measures implemented to enhance smallholder farmers' share.


July 13, 2024 -Saturday


10:00 am - 11:00 am-ET

Milestone 3: Quality Measurement Solutions

1. Investigate potential quality measurement tools for corn and chilli peppers.

2. Evaluate technological solutions for accuracy, cost efficiency, and scalability.


July 20, 2024 -Saturday


10:00 am - 11:00 am-ET

Milestone 4: Solution Exploration

1. Explore a variety of potential solutions, considering factors such as cost-effectiveness and scalability.

2. Assess the feasibility and adaptability of each solution to Jiva Ag's unique requirements and the rural context.

3. Develop a strategy for implementing selected quality measurement solutions.


July 27, 2024 -Saturday


10:00 am - 11:00 am-ET

Milestone 5: Solution Integration Planning

1. Develop a detailed plan outlining the steps and timeline for integrating selected solutions into Jiva Ag's procurement process.

2. Identify key stakeholders and resources required for successful implementation, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.


August 3, 2024 -Saturday


10:00 am - 11:00 am-ET

Project Presentations, Feedback, and Discussions

End Deliverable

The outcome of the project will be a PowerPoint presentation that will conclude on actionable recommendations for enhancing smallholder farmers' livelihoods and optimizing Jiva Ag's impact in the region.

The outcome will focus on three areas:

1. Proposed Solutions: Identify innovative approaches to improve smallholder farmers' livelihoods.

2. Implementation Plan: Develop a roadmap for integrating these solutions into Jiva Ag's operations.

3. Impact Evaluation: Assess the expected benefits of the proposed changes for farmers and Jiva Ag.


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