Atlas Corps seeks an energetic, well-organized Programs Intern, with intercultural experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong dedication to our mission. Atlas Corps is an international program identified as a “best practice in international exchange” by the Brookings Institution that develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation in the nonprofit sector through an international network of skilled professionals addressing critical global issues.
The Programs Intern will help implement a global Fellowship for emerging nonprofit leaders from around the world. They will work directly under the Program Manager to help with recruitment, Fellow selection processes, planning Fellows’ virtual leadership training, and developing the Virtual Leadership Institute, as well as global promotion. As part of the small Programs Team, the Program Intern will play a crucial role in recruiting, coordinating, and supporting this network of global change-makers. The Atlas Corps Programs Internship is for students who seek experience working for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and quickly-growing social change organization.
The Programs Intern would be expected to work at least 15 -20 hours a week and we have a preference for candidates who can do 20 hours or more.
Duties and responsibilities
Throughout the internship, the Programs Intern will conduct targeted outreach to recruit new Atlas Corps fellowship candidates from around the world. The Programs Intern will also work with the Programs Team to ensure streamlined marketing and communications to potential applicants. The Programs Intern will gain experience working with our Salesforce Database by adding new contacts and leads and periodically reviewing the system. The Programs Intern will also learn the inner workings of application processing systems such as Embark. Some specific Recruitment tasks include:
- Disseminating information to target applicant pools in creative and efficient ways
- Ensuring potential candidates are identified, contacted, and engaged
- Organizing promotional outreach and processing applications
Fellow Selection Process
The Programs Intern will support the Fellow recruitment and selection process and ensure that qualified nonprofit leaders interested in Atlas Corps fellowships receive accurate information and have their applications processed and evaluated efficiently. Specific tasks include:
- Reviewing incoming applications from global nonprofit leaders
- Interviewing candidates for the Fellowship, especially those from targeted countries or with targeted skill sets
- Regularly responding to inquiries from around the world on behalf of Atlas Corps
Fellow Global Leadership Lab
The Programs Intern will be regularly involved in planning and implementing Orientation, Immersion, Transition Retreat, and related activities. Day-to-day tasks might include:
- Keeping track of Fellow blog posts
- Supporting the facilitation of virtual training sessions
- Updating Fellow progress tracking sheet as well as individual progress reports at the end of each month
- Analyzing evaluation records of programming from Fellows
Virtual Leadership Institute
The Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute is an online learning community for global social change leaders. Participants, known as Atlas Corps Scholars, enhance their professional skills, build their global networks, and prepare for leadership in their home communities. The Programs Intern will support the development of this brand new initiative from the ground up. Specific tasks include:
- Regularly responding to Scholar inquiries
- Providing feedback to Scholars on submitted assignments and activities
- Compiling Scholar biographical information for the website
- Planning electives and activities for Scholars to enhance their leadership skills
Atlas Corps Fellows come from a range of countries and cultures around the world, and the Programs Team is responsible for providing both professional and personal support to the emerging leaders during their time in the United States. Atlas Corps piloted a blended virtual Fellowship in May 2020, which encompasses a 4-month virtual fellowship and 8-month in-person Fellowship. As part of the Programs Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of this program.
General Administrative Tasks
- Ensuring the professional and efficient flow of information and services inside the Atlas Corps office.
- Answering phone calls and responding to queries from the general public
- Internship is open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students
- Intern should have a general knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Having Gmail and Google Apps skills is a plus
- Study/work abroad experience is a plus
- Interns should be fluent in English
- Interns should be able to work independently, stay organized, take initiative, and pay attention to detail
- She/he should be interested in international relations and cultural exchange
- A positive attitude, an open mind, and a good sense of humor!
Working conditions and Benefits
- This is a virtual opportunity.
- Atlas Corps interns are eligible to recieve up to a $600 stipend distributed at the end of the internship. Once you become a part of the team, our network is your network.
- In addition to experiencing the day-to-day of a growing non-profit, we dedicate time to focus on different areas of an Intern’s professional development. Some examples of past professional development sessions include: LinkedIn tips and tricks, resume and cover letter help, Salesforce training, identifying and developing personal narratives, and general interviewing (both job-related and informational).