Programs Intern (For Alumni/ Summer/Oakland office)

The Programs Team exists to create the platform for a unique, immersive and transformative learning experience for all Fellows. As Programs Intern, you will provide support to incoming Fellows during Pre-Departure Campaign and Global Launch, a crucial period when Fellows are preparing physically, mentally, and emotionally to embark on their Global Citizen Year. You will coach Fellows to achieve their fundraising leadership challenge and other key pre-departure tasks, and help execute our summer communication strategy with Fellows and families. You will also participate in the creation, planning, and execution of a successful Global Launch at Stanford. This is a great opportunity to make your unique contribution as we “bring the magic” to our incoming 2019-2020 Fellows.

Summer is an exciting time to be on the Programs Team in the Oakland office, as our ranks swell to include alumni interns and volunteers. Join us as we pull out all the stops to “bring the magic” to our incoming Fellows!


Fellow Fundraising

  • Create and manage special fundraising campaigns and materials to generate interest and excitement, and support Fellow fundraising success

  • Monitor individual Fellow’s progress, identify performance issues, and provide additional coaching and support to Fellows as needed

  • Monitor overall fundraising progress, and report trends and opportunities to program leadership

  • Manage and administer the FY20 Fellow Fundraising Classy site

Pre-Departure Campaign

  • Manage and facilitate orientation webinars for Fellows and families, including developing content, creating presentation materials, setting up and managing technology

  • Help execute a summer communication strategy to parents and Fellows, including developing and deploying email and social media communications

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of pre-departure preparation materials (handbooks, videos, exercises, surveys), monitor completion, and follow up as necessary

Global Launch

  • Lead the development and implementation of select alumni-led sessions at Global Launch, including conceptualizing sessions, developing facilitation guides, and training other alumni volunteers to run these sessions

  • Support staff in the development of Global Launch sessions, by conducting research, developing materials, liaising with speakers, and coordinating with other team members

  • Create, develop, and execute fun, memorable, and inspiring events at Global Launch, including the Welcome Ceremony, Talent Show, and Induction Ceremony

  • Coordinate the planning and execution of Global Launch logistics and administration, including budget management

  • Create and design awesome event visuals, materials, and swag

Special Projects

Support the VP of Programs, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Director of Program Operations with special projects, as requested

Mindset & Qualifications

2016-17 or earlier cohort

Applicants must be alumni from 2016-17 or earlier cohort

Creating experiences where others can reach their full potential excites you

You enjoy people and you thrive when creating welcoming and engaging experiences that provide opportunities for meaningful learning and connection

Fundraising gets your heart pumping

You nailed your fundraising goal back when you were a Fellow and you are excited to get creative in helping incoming Fellows develop innovative ways to address this leadership challenge

Value Driven

You are passionate about Global Citizen Year and desire to bring a novel experience to incoming Fellows, their families, external guests, and staff


You are highly organized with strong customer service skills, able to work under pressure, multi-task, and manage projects to completion according to deadlines


You have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Flexible and resourceful

You’re comfortable with ambiguity and are able to hold yourself accountable. You’re able to shift priorities, troubleshoot, and problem-solve independently when needed.

Technology Proficient

You are comfortable with technology, including Microsoft Office, Google, and web-conferencing applications, and can use the relevant tools to do everything from creating presentations, tracking expenses, and hosting webinars

Position Details


  • Compensation: A stipend of $2000/month for the duration of the internship (Dates below; In case you work a partial month, this amount will be pro-rated). Support for roundtrip airfare to/from the San Francisco Bay Area is available for alums with financial need--please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for this travel support

  • Time Commitment: 40 hours/week

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

  • Time Frame: June 17th – Aug 31st (some flexibility in start date possible for alums with school schedule conflicts)

  • Deadline: Interested alums are encouraged to apply ASAP -- applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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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