Goodwall Changemaker Program Management - Academic Internship 2019/2020
Goodwall is the next generation community for students and young professionals to connect over shared interests, discover opportunities from scholarships to jobs and ultimately achieve their personal and professional goals. Goodwall was founded by two brothers, Taha and Omar Bawa, who’ve been recognized as social entrepreneurs by Forbes 30 Under 30, the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers, and the Kairos Society. They started Goodwall to leverage technology to impact society positively. Goodwall’s top-rated apps are available on both iOS and Android.
At Goodwall, we’re on a mission to guide young talent to maximize their potential, impact society positively and navigate the future of learning and earning. We’re leveling the playing field by providing access to our inclusive network and equal opportunities for all (SDG10). We help high school students win scholarships and get into university (SDG4). We help university students prepare for their careers and discover internships. We help graduates and young professionals get hired (SDG8).
At the heart of Goodwall is a positive and supportive community with over 1 million members in 150+ countries. Goodwall offers a safe, inclusive environment for Gen Z to network, pitch ideas, share tips, ask and answer questions, chat, gain recognition and effect change.
We are looking for a motivated intern to assist in the management of Goodwall’s Changemaker Program, our initiative to identify, spotlight and connect the world’s 10,000 most inspiring and influential young leaders and problem solvers from entrepreneurs to activists and artists, especially those addressing the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The program already supports innovative startup CEOs to FridayforFuture climate activists.
You will assist in lead generation, outreach, on-boarding and engaging program participants to build a solid community that will inspire the next generation. You will directly impact SDGs, notably Quality Education (SDG 4) and Employment for All (SDG8), that ensures equal access to quality education, university scholarships and future employment This internship will help sharpen your project management and relationship building skills, and provide you with knowledge of various marketing strategies. You will also be exposed to a network of this generation’s most inspiring and impactful individuals. Ultimately, this internship should prepare you to work in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced work environment.
Manage and update the Changemakers database with the status of current leads
Generate and contact new leads via email, LinkedIn or call, and complete Changemakers database with relevant contact information.
Ensure all confirmed participants complete the on-boarding process and submit all requirements
Conduct interviews and guide key participants in the program, and gather insights on how to increase and maintain Changemaker engagement on the Goodwall platform
Engage with Changemakers on Goodwall by animating group chats, featuring their posts and content on social, and encouraging local meetups
Gather, analyse data and propose new ideas relevant in improving education curricula to better align with business needs or programs that support youth employment and continuous learning such as internships, work-study programs traineeships or mentorships
Strong interest in the SDGs, social impact, entrepreneurship, and/or science & technology
Strong project management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
At least 18 years of age
Able to start as soon as possible
Flexibility to coordinate with the following timezones: (GMT +2) and (GMT +8)
Current university student
What We Offer
A challenging and fast-moving work environment
An opportunity to directly impact the SDG-related targets
Being a part of our effort to change the future of work for the next generation
Real-world application and strengthening of project management, relationship-building, and marketing skills and strategies
Exposure to a network of this generation’s most inspiring and impactful individuals
The potential for your position to evolve according to your capabilities and willingness to grow and to take on new responsibilities
The flexibility to work remotely or at our office in the heart of international Geneva
Work with an international team including members in New York, Berlin, Manilla, Kuala Lumpur, Novi Sad and Warsaw