Social Impact Intern (Fall 2017)

Overview:

IVY unites rising leaders and introduces them to the most inspiring people, ideas, and experiences in the world. Over the last three years, we’ve built a dynamic team of 70 rock-stars, and established IVY as the leading community of entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators in the USA. IVY currently has 20,000 members and 100,000 registrants, with seven chapters across New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and Miami (with plans to expand across 50 global cities). We host more than 1,000 experiences per year to bring our curriculum to life, including dinner and seminars with leading thinkers, art immersions, film screenings, global trips, and social impact activities. Led by two Harvard Business School graduates, we are backed by a renowned group of investors, including early investors in Facebook, Spotify, and Uber, as well as serial entrepreneurs with numerous successful exits.

We believe everyone has limitless potential, and our vision is for IVY to be the catalyst for achieving unprecedented human unity, progress, and fulfillment. Our curriculum enables rising leaders to elevate the world through experiential learning and collaborations focused on entrepreneurship, arts, social impact, policy, wellness, science, and philosophy. In the coming years, we will transform every global city into an immersive lifelong campus that provides everyone with the ideas, experiences, and connections they need to make a lasting positive impact on the world. The inspiration for IVY was strongly influenced by our Founders’ experiences at institutions like Harvard Business School, and the ways in which collegiate communities are able to accelerate ones’ social, professional, and intellectual development. We are obsessed with creating a global community that provides the same benefits throughout life. 

Job Description:

Our network is growing rapidly and we are looking for a highly entrepreneurial and motivated events intern who can help us execute our diverse range of premier social events, including large cocktail parties, art gallery receptions, group dinners, film screenings and speaker series.

The ideal candidate is organized, enthusiastic, and able to see opportunities in obstacles. The candidate has also organized events in the past (informal and formal), is motivated by building a community of the most inspiring people and thrives in a fast growing startup environment.

Interns should be able to commit 20 hours per week, although there is room for more flexible hours/duration and off-site opportunities. Interns would have the opportunity to attend all IVY events, network with some of the top professionals in NY, and be strongly considered for full-time positions after graduation.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Social Impact Team with event planning, social impact event monitoring & evaluations, community growth, digital content, and corporate sustainability strategy.  
  • Research appropriate partners and venues for volunteering, workshops, lectures, receptions, film screenings, etc.
  • Assist with partner and thought leader research and writing for digital content 
  • Research volunteering opportunities in IVY cities

Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Compelling writing skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Google Drive, and Excel
  • Love of learning and pride in resourcefulness - if you don't know how to do something, you figure it out or you know who to ask
  • Motivated and hard working, interested in start-up culture

Perks: This internship is unpaid. However, here are a few perks that come with the internship.

  • Access to one of NYC's highest-caliber professional networks
  • Ability to attend some of NYC's most exciting events
  • Free snacks in the office
  • Free Team Lunch on Thursdays

We are dedicated to getting people to dream bigger and do more together, and we believe that starts right here with our own team. We are committed to hiring individuals with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and beliefs who can use their passion to help us build a world-changing community — and thrive along the way. Join IVY for the chance to collaborate with an engaged team working provide learning and growth opportunities for all.


IVY is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.


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