An inter­nal stake­hold­er is an indi­vid­ual or group with­in an orga­ni­za­tion that has a direct inter­est or involve­ment in the orga­ni­za­tion’s activ­i­ties, deci­sions, or projects. Inter­nal stake­hold­ers typ­i­cal­ly include employ­ees, man­agers, exec­u­tives, and share­hold­ers (in the case of a com­pa­ny). They are direct­ly affect­ed by the orga­ni­za­tion’s per­for­mance, poli­cies, and over­all suc­cess, and often con­tribute to its oper­a­tions and deci­sion-mak­ing processes.