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Community Team (Economic Prosperity & Health) Intern

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Location: Cambridge, MA

Solve seeks 1 intern for the winter/spring 2022 season (January - July) to be placed on Solve's Community team. This position will be a mix of remote and in-person work. 

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. 

An internship with Solve is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to work in a growing initiative at MIT, with a strong impact mission. Solve interns are crucial to the success of Solve’s and the Community team’s work. They join one or more of Solve’s four pillars: Health, Learning, Sustainability and Economic Prosperity, and have the opportunity to take part in cross-pillar tasks and projects. The internship is an opportunity to deepen understanding about the social impact sphere and actors, master the basics of community management, and gain knowledge of CRM tools in the process.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Increase the base of prospective members for the Solve community, among leading corporations, foundations, and non-profit organizations
  • Monitor Solve’s community in the media and develop ideas for engagement
  • Support the creation and deployment of effective personalized digital communication, including identification of potential leads through research, memo creation, and monitoring and reporting on the progress and effectiveness of each campaign
  • Strategically outreach to a variety of audiences, including members, judges, prospective applicants, students, and the general public
  • Research and process data from a variety of sources to customer relationship management (CRM) databases  
  • Provide support on team programs, based on interest and need, around: monitoring & evaluation, data visualization, marketing/communication content and platforms, and reporting 
  • Review solutions submitted by innovators across the world on Solve’s open innovation platform for Solve Global Challenges and partner challenges
  • Take part in the preparation and execution of Solve's community convenings, including Challenge Design and Solveathon workshops, on and off campus
  • Participate in the preparation and on-site execution of Solve's flagship convenings -- Solve Challenge Finals in New York City in September (for summer/fall interns) and Solve at MIT, on the MIT campus in May (for winter/spring interns)

 

Qualifications and Skills: Great Solve Interns:

  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and an exceptional eye for detail
  • Take initiative, like to problem-solve, and are ready to dive into an all-hands-on-deck environment
  • Are enthusiastic about learning new technologies 
  • Are proactive when working on projects that are not fully scoped; know when to ask questions
  • Have the project/task management capabilities to prioritize responsibilities 

To apply: Please email your resume, cover letter and two work samples to intern@solve.mit.edu

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