Senior Fellows Intern (Undergraduate) - conference planning, administrative support and research
The Senior Fellows Network is comprised of distinguished international civil society leaders committed to collaborative efforts that address the underlying causes of poverty and inequity. The program links the civil society leaders in a worldwide learning, service and action network. The network aims to strengthen the capacity and opportunities for these leaders to be catalysts and play a major role in partnerships that address the systemic causes of poverty and promote sustainable social change. Through the three-year fellowship, Fellows have the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and expand their network. Majority of program activities are centered around peer-to-peer support and sharing of knowledge and skills.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Senior Fellows Program seeks an intern coordinator in the area of conference planning and research. The goal is to provide necessary logistical and administrative support for successful execution of in-person and online events and meetings for the Network as well as research to support the events and recruitment activities. Specifically, the intern will be responsible for the following:
- Coordination of the logistics for the Annual Global Meeting (Including: communication with the Fellows and vendors/contractors, scheduling, travel arrangement, hotel and restaurant reservations, billing, reimbursements, coordination of the budget with the Senior Fellows program manager).
- Coordination of learning webinars.
- Coordination of regional and issue meetings.
- Preparation of materials for the events.
- Research to support conference and recruitment activities.
- Provide additional administrative support for the program.
- Undergraduate or graduate student in development, policy, international studies or related field.
- Independent, proactive and able to work with minimal supervision.
- Detail oriented, highly organized and resourceful.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
- Excellent research skills.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- Commitment to Synergos’ mission and values
Length of Internship
A time commitment of 20 hours per week for 4 months in the following periods:
- April 1 - July 31
- August 1 - November 30
- December 1 - March 31
Longer periods and hours are possible. Please note that this internship is unpaid, but reimbursement for public transportation costs will be provided.
For qualified candidates we offer a rich hands-on learning experience, exposure to global ideas and civil society leaders, relaxed and professional work environment and flexible hours. Working remotely is also available.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the current time period.
Please send a cover letter and resume with a subject line “Application SF Intern/ Conference Planning” to firstname.lastname@example.org
For the research portion of this assignment, please make sure you provide information about issue and geographic areas in which you have interest and expertise.