Programs Pre-Departure Support Intern (For Alumni / Summer)

The Programs Team exists to create the platform for a unique, immersive, and transformative learning experience for all Fellows. Pre-Departure Campaign, which culminates in Global Launch at Stanford, is a crucial period of time when Fellows prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally to embark on their Global Citizen Year.

As a Programs Pre-Departure Support Intern, you will support Fellows during this all-important time. You will coach Fellows to achieve their fundraising leadership challenge and other pre-departure tasks, help execute our summer communication strategy with Fellows and families, and contribute to the design and delivery of Global Launch sessions. Reporting to the Fellow Success Manager, the right candidate will be resourceful, results-oriented, empathetic, and genuinely excited to help the incoming class prepare for departure.

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

  • Manage and administer the FY20 Fellow Fundraising Classy site

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

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

  • Coach individual Fellows on creative ways to approach their fundraising goals

  • Create supporting materials to assist Fellow fundraising

  • Conceptualize, launch, and manage special fundraising campaigns to generate interest and excitement; and help Fellows achieve their goals

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

Pre-Departure Campaign

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

  • Support Fellows to achieve their pre-departure campaign tasks, including travel, visa, and health & safety preparations, providing individualized support to Fellows as needed

  • 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

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

People and communication skills

You’re an effective communicator verbally and in writing, and can communicate well with Fellows, their families, and a global team.

Instinct toward technology

You are comfortable using technology to solve problems and increase effectiveness. You are able to independently and quickly learn new business applications (e.g. Survey Monkey, FluidReview, Salesforce, etc.)

Detail-oriented and effective manager

You are organized and pay attention to detail.

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.

Youth development experience

You have experience in a youth development context (camp, after school program, etc.) and you enjoy coaching and motivating young people.

Positive and professional attitude

You practice curiosity before judgment and give your colleagues the benefit of the doubt. You are collaborative and willing to pitch in on a variety of tasks. You consistently demonstrate good judgment AND a sense of humor.


You focus on clarifying goals at the outset, making a clear work plan, and achieving the desired results in a timely and responsive way.

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.

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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