Program Support Intern
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Internet Society
Reston, VA, USA
Job Posted:
11 days ago

Program Support Intern

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our responsibility to improve it.

We mobilize technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.

If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions. Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s achievements.

The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

About the position

For decades, the Internet Society has been empowering people from all around the globe, and across technical and policy areas to contribute to the development of the Internet, ensuring that it remains open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy. We are trusted by Internet leaders because we helped build and shape the Internet.

Our Fellowships and Leadership programs have been enabling, equipping, and supporting Internet Champions from all around the world for more than 10 years. With several programs running in parallel, we now are seeking a well-organized, technologically-savvy, self-motivated individual for the position of Program Support Intern.

The individual will assist and help with the delivery of the programs, specifically the IGF Youth Ambassadors Program.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional organization, coordination and administrative skills, project management knowledge and enthusiasm for our mission.

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This is a 3 month full-time Internship position.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support with program administration.
Coordinate the Program’s selection process (3 phases).
Create and maintain Program’s files, reports and other deliverables.
Coordinate with teams to maintain timelines of program deliverables in cooperation with the Senior Manager of Fellowships.
Assist with drafting, reviewing and submitting agreements and invoices.
Coordinate logistics and administrative arrangements for (online) Program meetings, workshops and seminars, as needed.
Create and launch surveys, as well as collect and analyze the results.
Solve practical/basic problems the Ambassadors/Fellows might have.
Other duties, as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
Project management understanding and experience.
Excellent coordination, organization and administrative skills.
Excellent project management skills, and ability to prioritize tasks.
Great communication and analytic skills.
Proficiency in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, is required; proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a plus.
Computer literate in standard applications (MS Office suit at a minimum).
Detail oriented.
Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values and objectives.
Experience working with a Globally distributed workforce and ability to work across time zone.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment

Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.