Spring 2018 Internships
Priority Deadline: January 14, 2018
How to apply: Send the materials requested below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Our Annual Conference, Global Campaigns, and Millennium Fellowship convene 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.
Interns will work out of the MCN's national headquarters in Boston's Prudential Center in Boston, MA.
Roles and Responsibilities
The MCN is accepting applications for the following Spring Internship Team MCN positions to support the launch of our 5th class of the Millennium Fellowship, which for the first time will be on campuses around the world.
Programs Associate Intern
What you believe: That student organizations and peer networking matter to making the world a better place.
What you’ll do: Manage our program and international network of Fellows and Campus Directors as they embark on the Millennium Fellowship.
Your Ultimate Goal: Every Fellow and Campus Director has an incredible and organized experience while making meaningful friendships and connections that will last throughout their careers in global development.
Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your process for 1) managing programs, 2) creatively engaging peers, and 3) managing details such as spreadsheets and other administrative support for programs.
Campaigns Associate Intern
What you believe: That advocacy can change the world. Think civil rights, current campaigns, and the UN SDGs.
What you’ll do: Engage with university students’ campaign ideas, lead logistics, and facilitate multiple campaign ideas to a ready-to-launch phase.
Your Ultimate Goal: Facilitate the culture, process, and logistics for launching student-backed major campaigns.
Question to answer in your cover letter: Based on your previous experience, describe your process for 1) preparing a social media campaign, 2) mentoring and managing peers, and 3) communicating energy and enthusiasm with university students.
Digital Manager Intern
What you believe: That technology is a powerful tool for social change and community organizing.
What you’ll do: Manage and develop our online platform, which students around the globe will use.
Your Ultimate Goal: Facilitate the vision, process, and administration of our online Fellowship platform, the MCN Action Toolkit.
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.
Outreach Associate Intern
What you believe: That mobilizing hundreds towards a social cause is all about energy, persistence, and human connection.
What you’ll do: Be an unstoppable force promoting how students can get involved in a student movement, including sharing their stories through social media, our newsletter, on our website, and more.
Your Ultimate Goal: To mobilize hundreds of students who will create the world we all want.
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.
- 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 (be sure to check out our web site).
- An outstanding work ethic, self-direction, initiative, and a positive, results-driven attitude.
- Prior experience in event-planning and student organizing, experience as a student activist or student leader a plus.
- Experience living, working, or visiting Morocco a plus due to conference location.
- Must be available to work in person in Boston, MA throughout the Spring semester 2018.
- The opportunity to launch an unprecidented new 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).
- Guaranteed admission to the Millennium Fellowship program if desired.
- 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.
Interns must be willing to commit 8+ hours per week, between work hours of 9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, in Boston, MA.
This internship is unpaid.