Programs Global Launch Intern (For Alumni / Summer)

The Programs Team exists to create the platform for a unique, immersive and transformative learning experience for all Fellows. As the first major kick-off event of the year, Global Launch is an exciting and meaningful start to Fellows’ Global Citizen Year.

The Global Launch Intern will support all aspects of the creation, planning, and day-to-day execution of Global Launch at Stanford, and will report to the Global Programs Operations Manager. You will play an integral role in ensuring that Global Launch is an impactful and magical beginning of each Fellow’s gap year.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in conference and event planning and management, including budget and contract management, coordinating logistics, communications, teamwork and customer service, while adding your special touches (as an alumni) to bring the magic to the FY20 Fellows at Global Launch.


Conference Support

  • Coordinate the planning and execution of Global Launch logistics; both pre-arrival, onsite, and post Global Launch

  • Research, vet, and compare vendors and prepare proposal for awarding final contracts

  • Create and design awesome event visuals, such as signage, and SWAG

  • Create, develop, and execute fun, memorable, and inspiring events at Global Launch: the vision for the Global Launch Welcome Ceremony, Talent Show, and Induction BBQ

Conference Liaison

  • Assist in the management of logistics for each conference day

  • Serve as point person for Fellow check-in and check out at Stanford

  • Serve as point person for staff and speakers

  • Enure all event checklists have been created, checked for accuracy and communicated to appropriate parties

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Analyze survey results from previous Global Launch experience to aid in the execution of the current year’s event

  • Organize event details and assist in purchasing event supplies and materials

  • Maintain accurate expense records for Global Launch

Mindset & Qualifications

What we're looking for in you...

  • Applicants must be alumni from the 2016-17 or earlier cohort

  • Creating Spaces Where Others Can Reach Their Full Potential Excites You: you enjoy people and you thrive when creating welcoming environments and engaging experiences for others to learn and shine

  • Enthusiastic and high energy: you love generating ideas for infusing fun and merriment into events and creating opportunities for human connection

  • Value Driven: you are passionate about Global Citizen Year and desire to help bring a novel experience to incoming Fellows, their families, external guests, and staff.

  • Detail-oriented: you are highly organized with strong customer service skills, able to work under pressure, multi-task, and manage projects to completion according to deadlines

  • Communication: Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills

  • Technology Proficient: you are experienced with Microsoft Office Suite and can use it to track expenses, make reports, etc.

Position Details


  • Compensation: A stipend of $2000/month for the duration of the internship (dates below)

  • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week

  • Location: Oakland Office – 1625 Clay St. Suite 400 Oakland CA

  • Time Frame: June 1st – Aug 31st (some flexibility possible for alums with school schedule conflicts)

  • Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer, and we strive for our staff to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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