Catalyst 2030 – A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators
Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of over 1,600 social entrepreneurs and social impact actors from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social entrepreneurs. The movement was founded in response to research carried out by the Social Progress Imperative which showed that, at the current pace of progress, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would only be achieved in 2074. Catalyst 2030 members believe that with collaboration this pace can be greatly accelerated, and that by joining forces, greater impact can be achieved in a shorter time scale.
In brief, the movement is operating on every level: local, national, regional and global. It aims to strengthen collaboration across and between civil society, multilateral organisations, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, impact investors and governments. The goal is to scale up already existing, proven, successful solutions for systemic change and thereby accelerate the impact that will help us reach the SDGs by 2030. Catalyst 2030 offers the Intern the opportunity to work with young people from various countries, and to challenge themselves within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation. The ideal candidate is a masters student or currently graduated with a background in international relations / affairs, international law, international development, social sciences or similar.
The Catalyst 2030 Membership Team is responsible for building and maintaining the movement, identifying potential members for Catalyst 2030 and facilitating their active participation. We are focused on streamlining the membership application process and onboarding new members and on shifting consciousness to embody Catalyst 2030’s values in the community.
Building the movement
- Support the movement’s membership selection process, review membership applications, conduct research and prospective member personal calls via Zoom
- Assist with coordination of the membership process in different languages
- Communicate with members by sending follow-up emails after meetings and making introductions to connect members
- Ensure correct collection and management of membership data
- Maintain and facilitate engagement initiatives
- Develop and maintain membership communication
- Contribute to building processes that identify and represent members’ needs, while creating opportunities for engagement
- Assist with the production and editing of documents
- Help to coordinate the needs of membership selection and onboarding teams as well as other groups, including organisation of meetings, drafting, editing, and preparing minutes, developing presentations and helping to support the group
- Update and prepare overviews, membership data analysis and reports using digital tools such as Saleceforce, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Coordinate and support internal and external activities and meetings as well as partners’ communications via email or telephone
- Collaborate with other teams across the Catalyst 2030 Secretariat
- Support and report to the membership engagement lead
- Support the organisation and development of Catalysing Change Week
- Other ad hoc tasks
Requirements and Skills
- Preference for students who are finalising or having completed their academic studies
- Good Excel skills in manipulating data and datasets
- Fluency in English and another language/s (Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese or Arabic), while other languages such as Russian and Sign Language – ASL would be an asset
- An active interest in global issues and challenges, their complexity and nuances
- Proactive in seeking out solutions and preempting challenges
- Ability to work in a multicultural, global digital environment and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, passionate about communicating with people and building trustful relationships
- Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment across time zones
- Ability to manage time effectively and to adapt to changing environments
- Attention to detail and willingness to learn from experience
- Desire to work collaboratively, with a positive attitude and ability to rise to challenges
- Flexibility to work in an organisation which is developing rapidly and where responsibilities might change
- An open mind and the ability to easily adapt to new tasks and assignments
- Preferably available immediately for a minimum of six months with the ability to work remotely
- The opportunity to work as part of a young and dynamic team in a fast-paced global environment, on-the-job training opportunities and experience within an international NGO
- The ability to organise and coordinate personal projects to improve the work of the organisation
- Good working atmosphere as part of a small, dedicated team
- An opportunity to work with the world’s most prestigious social entrepreneurs and innovators
- Six month internship contract
- Vacation days plus national holidays
- One Family Foundation can offer a stipend of maximum 300 Euros a month to interns who do not have access to grants, a scholarship or other means of financial support. This offer is limited by budget and is designed to offer a learning experience to a number of graduate students or recent graduates who would not otherwise be able to apply for this internship.
How to apply
To apply, please email your CV and letter of motivation in English to Maddalena at email@example.com
In the motivation letter include the following:
- Describe your background or experience (if applicable) and how that might be connected to fostering the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Detail your past or current work experience (internships/ traineeships/ projects) where you took the lead on a project, if you have such.
*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the internship is a remote position.*