Catalyst 2030 Membership Selection and Onboarding Intern

16 November 2022 | Careers

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

Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of more than 1,600 social entrepreneurs and social impact leaders from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social innovators. The movement was founded in 2020 in response to research carried out by the Social Progress Imperative which showed 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 accelerated. By joining forces, greater impact can be accelerated.

The network operates locally, nationally, regionally and globally. It aims to strengthen collaboration across and between civil society, multilateral organisations, social enterprises, impact investors, business and governments. Our goal is to scale up existing, proven, successful solutions for systemic change and thereby accelerate the impact that will help to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

Build and Maintain the Movement of Social Innovators

The Catalyst 2030 Membership Team is responsible for guiding and supporting the movement, identifying potential members for Catalyst 2030 and facilitating their active engagement.. 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.

About the role

This internship position is crucial to our goal of supporting our fast growing movement of social entrepreneurs. We are looking for an outstanding candidate who has great attention to details, excellent communication skills and who can seamlessly run and optimise projects. You are a team player, ready to work across our secretariat departments and engage with our membership to support the growth of our network. You are finalising or have completed your academic studies. You will report to the Membership Coordinator and to the Membership Facilitator.


Building the movement

  • Support the movement’s membership selection process, review membership applications, conduct research on prospective member
  • Assist with the coordination of the membership process in different languages
  • Communicate with members by sending follow-up emails after meetings and making introductions to connect members
  • Support and coordinate the Catalyst Induction Ceremony for new members
  • Ensure correct collection and management of membership data
  • Assist with the production and editing of documents
  • Help to coordinate the needs of the membership selection and onboarding team as well as other groups, including the organisation of meetings, developing presentations and supporting other groups
  • Update and prepare overviews, membership data analysis and reports using digital tools such as Salesforce*, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Coordinate and support internal and external activities and meetings as well as partners’ communications via email
  • Collaborate with other teams across the Catalyst 2030 Secretariat
  • Support the organisation of the monthly, cross-network General Assembly

*Salesforce is a customer relationship management app

Requirements and Skills

  • Preference for students who are finalising or having completed their academic studies
  • Good technological skills in manipulating data and datasets, experienced Excel users, and Salesforce would be an asset
  • 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
  • Proactive in seeking out solutions and preempting challenges
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn from experience
  • An active interest in global issues and challenges, their complexity and nuances
  • 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
  • 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 in January for a minimum of six months with the ability to work remotely

Our Offer

  • 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.

Preferred Start Date


Job Location

Remote working from anywhere in the world, although with circa four business hours cross over with Central European time (CET), or the ability to schedule work patterns to incorporate those hours.

How to apply

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

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