Events and Operations Intern (undergraduate)

San Francisco, CA
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About Alter Global

Alter finds and scales the best tech ventures in the developing world. Our mission is to transform developing countries through high-growth entrepreneurship. We believe that traditional international aid fails to get at the root cause of extreme poverty: a lack of sustainable and scalable value creation. So, we find the top tech companies in the developing world that have the potential to create economic opportunity at scale in their country. We support not just high-growth ventures, but high-character founders - they’re not just building their companies, they’re defying all odds to build their countries and are inspiring others to do the same.

Alter was founded three years ago out of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Alter currently works with 12 ventures in Haiti, Cuba, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, with operations launching in Nigeria and Pakistan this year. Since 2015, our ventures have created 2,334 jobs, now generate est. annual revenues of $492M+, and have provided basic services to 2M+ people.

About the Role

Alter is looking for an exceptional undergraduate intern to join our team to organize and lead special events, assist in operations, and perform other necessary administrative duties. The is a unique opportunity for an individual interested in impact investing/non-profit to join a small, fast-paced organization that operates globally. The intern will own all aspects of event planning/execution, community development, and marketing.

Core Responsibilities

    • Events (70%): Alter hosts and partners with other organizations to host networking events to engage members of the diaspora from our countries of operation. The purpose of these “diaspora events” is to cultivate community and conversation around entrepreneurship in specific countries and recruit talent to Alter's portfolio companies (in the past we've hosted speaker panels and round table discussions). The intern will own the ideation, planning, and execution of 2-3 diaspora events in the Bay Area. With support from Alter’s Director of Partnerships, the intern will conceptualize the content, reach out to relevant speakers, market the event, and plan logistics related to venue and catering. 

    • Operations/Admin (30%): Alter is a lean start-up, and all teammates step up to the plate to take on new tasks and responsibilities as they arise. The intern will have the opportunity to learn how a small non-profit investment firm is run by assisting in operations. Tasks might include: developing Alter’s roster of supporters/volunteers or improving internal tools and operations.

Structure

    • The intern will report to Alter’s Director of Partnerships, who is located in San Francisco.
    • Location: Alter has a small office in San Francisco, and the intern will be encouraged to work from Alter HQ as often as possible. However, majority remote work is acceptable. The intern will be required to attend the networking events they plan, which occur in the evenings/weekends (maximum 3 during the internship)
    • The intern should commit 10-15 hours/week
    • This is a paid internship or, alternatively, we are happy to work with the intern to earn class credit if desired/permitted by the university

Requirements

    • You’re a self-starter who is able to work independently and proactively. You are excited to own a project end to end.
    • You’re passionate about social impact and entrepreneurship as a vehicle for international development
    • You’re a reliable teammate with strong organizational and communication skills. You are incredibly detailed oriented, and your calendar is your best friend.
    • You have a great sense of humor and you're a people person.
    • Must be a Junior or Senior, or a recent graduate
    • Must be based in the Bay Area (East Bay/South Bay/San Francisco)
With questions, please reach out directly to Alter's Director of Partnerships at kim@alter.global