Catalyst 2030 Membership Selection and Onboarding Intern (Remote Position)

6 January 2022 | Careers

Catalyst 2030 – A Global Movement of Social Change Innovators

Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of over 1,400 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:

  • Review membership applications, conduct applications research and prospective member personal calls via Zoom;
  • Assist in coordinating the membership process in different languages;
  • Provide follow-up emails after meetings and make introductions to connect members;
  • Work with Salesforce to upload reports and notes after 1:1 calls, create templates;
  • Maintain and facilitate engagement initiatives;
  • Develop and maintain lines of communication both with and between network members;
  • Contribute to building processes to identify and represent member needs, and opportunities for member engagement;
  • Assist in producing and editing diverse documents;
  • Help to coordinate the needs of the Membership Selection and Onboarding and 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, reports to the network using digital tools (Saleceforce, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Coordinate and support internal and external activities and meetings, partners communications via email or telephone, and support;
  • Translate documents in different languages and assist with the multilingual initiatives of the movement helpful;
  • Collaborate with other teams across the Catalyst 2030 Secretariat;
  • Support and report to the Membership Engagement Lead; and,
  • Other ad hoc tasks.

Requirements and Skills:

  • An active interest in global issues and challenges, their complexity and nuances;
  • Preference for those finalising or having completed their academic studies;
  • Proactivity in seeking out solutions and pre-empting challenges;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and 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 and 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; we are an organisation which is developing rapidly, so tasks and responsibility might change. We are looking for someone with an open mind who can easily adapt to new tasks and assignments;
  • Fluency in English and another language/s (Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese or Arabic), other languages would be an asset e.g. Russian, Sign Language – ASL, etc.;
  • Hands-on attitude and willingness to help out and show flexibility if required;
  • Preferably available immediately, part-time (CET time based: afternoon shift, EST time based: morning shift) for a minimum of six months.

Our Offer:

  • The opportunity to work with 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;
  • 6 month internship contract;
  • Vacation days plus national holidays;
  • Good working atmosphere with a small and dedicated team;
  • An opportunity to work with the world’s most prestigious social entrepreneurs and innovators;
  • No remuneration costs available.

How to apply? 

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

IN THE MOTIVATION LETTER, include the following:

  • Describe your background or experience (if applicable) in working towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. if applicable, what can you bring to the Catalyst 2030 network because of your background/experience with the SDGs?
  • Detail your past or current working experience (internships/ traineeships/ projects) where you took the lead on a project, if you have such.
  • Do you communicate with people easily? Are you a team player or individual contributor on issue solving? Characterise your approach and give relevant examples.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the internship is a remote position.*

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