Summer 2019 Internships

Priority Deadline: February 28, 2019


The Millennium Campus Network (MCN)

THE WORLD NEEDS LEADERSHIP, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, AND COLLABORATION. OUR GENERATION ANSWERS THIS CALL.

The Millennium Campus Network is transforming the future of global development practice by identifying and supporting key student leaders to:

  1. re-think the paradigms that perpetuate inequality, including connecting how our social identities affect our work and including challenging all sectors in their effect on poverty

  2. promote a human-centric and collaborative approach to global development based on authentic and community-led partnerships

  3. transform dialogue into action by presenting opportunities to act, challenging youth towards advocacy, and celebrating concrete action.

The Millennium Fellowship Program convenes university students worldwide to become the people the world needs.

MCN Advisors include Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, and John Legend. Our many committed sponsors and partners include: The Jenzabar Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, The UN Foundation, Better World Campaign, The Boston Globe, and Glamour.

The MCN is accepting applications for the following Summer Internship Team MCN positions to support the launch of our 6th class of the Millennium Fellowship. Interns will work out of the MCN's national headquarters in Boston's Prudential Center in Boston, MA.

Summer Interns are typically expected to commit 40 hours per week, between work hours of 9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. We aim for this intern to start as soon as possible, but are willing to negotiate dates and offer remote location for the right candidate.

Applicants may express interest in multiple positions, but will only be considered for one.

Priority Deadline: February 28, 2019

Director of Operations Intern

  1. What you believe: That student organizations and peer networking matter to making the world a better place.

  2. What you’ll do: Develop and lead Virtual Events, Communications, and Streamlining Operations experiences.

  3. Your Ultimate Goal: Every single applicant has an incredible and organized experience while making meaningful connections with peers around the world.

Description: 

  • Manage any technical challenges with online platform

  • Manage student leaders from around the world, answering technical questions, and offering light mentorship as needed.

  • Communicate and serve as the primary contact person for applicants around the world

  • Assists in composing and sending out the monthly electronic newsletter

  • General MCN Administration as needed, which may include developing or managing databases, writing to organizational partners

Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your 1) experience with program administration and implementation 2) working in youth development and/or global social justice, and3) your unique skills and strengths.

Director of Outreach Intern

  1. What you believe: That mobilizing hundreds towards a social cause is all about energy, persistence, and human connection.

  2. What you’ll do: Be an unstoppable force promoting how students can get involved in this global movement on their campus, sharing the MCN story through social media and recruiting students to apply from around the world.

  3. Your Ultimate Goal: To mobilize thousands of students on campuses around the globe, who will create the world we all want.

Description: 

  • Lead the outreach and the admissions process for the Millennium Fellowship

  • Inspire thousands of applications in time for the application launch in March and throughout the application period (until August).

  • Assist Director of Marketing Intern in drafting official documents advertising the Fellowship and visual branding MCN

  • Identify students, student groups, and student leaders on campuses across the United States

  • Contribute to a learning environment, including professional development, topical discussions, and supporting fellow interns and staff

Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your process for 1) creating stories about social change work 2) managing social media accounts, and 3) using creative approaches to generate concrete results.

Director of Marketing Intern

  1. What you believe: That technology is a powerful tool for social change and community organizing.

  2. What you’ll do: Manage and develop our online platforms, which includes our websites, student platform, and social media.

  3. Your Ultimate Goal: Facilitate the vision, process, and administration of our online Fellowship platform 

Description: 

  • Draft official media advertising the Millennium Fellowship 2019

  • Create MCN promotional materials and improve organizational branding

  • Assist in content development for website

  • Potential for Video Editing, Post Production, After Effect Animation

  • Potential for web development, HTML design, general website maintenance, and social media buzz

  • Actively contribute to a learning environment, including professional development, topical discussions, and supporting fellow interns and staff

Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your process for 1) managing and/or developing online platforms, 2) managing peers around deadlines and 3) thinking about community-building in an online space.

Qualifications

  • Satisfactory academic standing and enrollment in a certified undergraduate college degree program.

  • A keen interest in global poverty, the SGDs, and a passion for working to improve the lives of the world's billion poorest people is required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • A good understanding of what the MCN is and does.

  • An outstanding work ethic, self-direction, initiative, and a positive, results-driven attitude.

  • Prior experience in web-design, marketing, and social media management.

  • Prior experience in student organizing, experience as a student activist or student leader a plus. 

  • Available to work in person in Boston, MA throughout the Summer semester 2019.

Benefits

  • The opportunity to be part of a global program with student leaders around the world, and to grow your network exponentially.

  • On-the-job training in program planning, communication, student organizing, and non-profit management.

  • A deeper understanding of the inner workings of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

  • The chance to hear guest speakers from our Board of Advisors, Board of Directors, or partner organizations (i.e. Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Farmer, Partners in Health, Engineers Without Borders, the ONE Campaign, Millennium Promise, the Earth Institute).

  • Work in a youth-driven environment.

  • Professional development and working in a learning-centered environment.

  • Strong consideration for future internships and/or employment at the MCN

  • If the intern is very successful, s/he will receive a letter of recommendation from the MCN's senior staff.

This internship is unpaid.

Applications are accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline is February 28, 2019. It is strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Starting date is flexible.

How To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and 1 supporting material [writing sample, presentation, website/blog link, video, picture, cover letter, etc] that explains your interest in this internship position and/or highlights your potential in this role to hiring@mcnpartners.org with the words "YOUR NAME - POSITION NAME" in the subject line to be considered for the position.

This internship is unpaid.

Applications are accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline is February 28, 2019. It is strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.