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Vacancy: Collaborations Intern

3 August 2023 | Careers

Would you like to be part of a global movement of changemakers? 

Catalyst is seeking a Collaborations Intern

Launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2020, Catalyst 2030 is a global community of social entrepreneurs, funders and other social change innovators who believe collaborative action and bold, new strategies are needed to address the crises of our time.

Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses, funders and others, Catalyst 2030 members are working toward changing systems at all levels. Cumulatively, members have already impacted the lives of millions, often with limited resources. Together, we envision the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all.

About the Collaborations Internship

The Collaborations Team uses collaborations to accelerate systems change. We’re interested in testing the different ways that impactful collaborations happen, to see what works to accelerate change. To achieve scale, we realise that we cannot work alone. We work with people within and outside of the sector. The role of the Collaborations Team is to support members to create successful collaborations – proving that ‘me’ has to shift to ‘we’ in order to achieve systemic change.

Catalyst 2030 offers interns the opportunity to work with an international team, and to challenge themselves within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation.

Key Responsibilities


  • Supporting the development of member-led collaborations with administrative tasks liketaking minutes at meetings, scheduling meetings, maintaining our community platform Zoho to engage and inform members
  • Leading the onboarding of new collaborations
  • Conducting outreach to members interested in starting a collaboration
  • Supporting our global members by responding to information requests and directing them to opportunities across the community
  • Reporting on, and evaluating, the progress of collaborations using our internal operational and management systems


  • Helping to grow the collaborations through mapping members and also identifying potential new stakeholders to engage outside of the network
  • Identifying under-represented issues within the network which may need a new collaboration
  • Identifying thought leaders from within and outside of our community to showcase complex issues at our monthly events
  • Working with other teams across the secretariat to ensure that policy, funding and advocacy goals are integrated into the collaborations

Requirements and Skills

  • Excited and curious – We like to chat about big messy issues
  • Proactive in seeking out solutions and pre-empting challenges
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and global environment and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
  • Great verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to think systematically about global issues
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, across time zones
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to work collaboratively
  • Willingness to learn from experiences, positive and challenging
  • Fluency in English; other languages would be an asset e.g. Spanish, French
  • Hands-on attitude and willingness to help out; flexibility
  • Finalising, or towards the end of, your studies, with a strong interest in the SDG’s, collaborative methodologies, systemic change and social entrepreneurship
  • Preferably available full time for a minimum of four months

We offer

  • The opportunity to work with a young and dynamic team in a fast-paced global environment
  • Access to a global network of social change innovators
  • On-the-job training opportunities

Application Deadline

25 August 2023


The internship is a remote working position.

How to apply? 

To apply, please email your CV and letter of motivation in English to Mishri Jain at

In your letter of motivation, please indicate how many hours a week you’d be willing to work, and your preferred start date.

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