Internship/Fellowship

Sloan Visiting Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 5 pm (EDT)

Are you ready to learn from MIT Sloan’s world-renowned faculty? Interested in joining an inspiring community that will help you accelerate your career? Apply to be an MIT Sloan Visiting Fellow for Spring Semester 2023. A special tuition rate is available for alumni and current students from a GBSN member school.

The MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program is a non-degree, customized course of study that provides students, professionals, and MIT alumni the freedom to explore all that MIT Sloan has to offer, as well as courses across the Institute, while cultivating the skills and tools required to generate impact where it matters most. The Visiting Fellows Program provides access to an unparalleled education model that offers Fellows the flexibility to glean what they need to know now from the world’s leading research institution in an expedited timeframe. We invite you to plug in to the MIT and Kendall Square ecosystem, level up your professional knowledge and leadership skills, and energize your network by connecting with industry leaders, innovators, and world-renowned faculty. Upon completion of the program, Visiting Fellows receive a certificate from MIT Sloan and affiliate alumni status.
Unlike a traditional degree program, there are no course requirements. Visiting Fellows come to MIT with the freedom to pursue their academic and professional goals, such as developing new skills in global entrepreneurship, broadening understanding of strategic innovation, or exploring international finance and capital markets. As a Visiting Fellow, the choice is yours. Visiting Fellows also participate in student clubs, conferences, and special seminars, and enjoy a wealth of cultural, social, and recreational activities, both on campus and in Cambridge and Boston. (Classes are currently held in person. Due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the format of activities may be adjusted to current federal and local government guidelines.)  

IIM invites applications for Scholar in Residence Program, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and Faculty Positions

Scholar in Residence Program Contact

dean-faculty@iimidr.ac.in

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Contact

facultyapplication@iimidr.ac.in

Scholar in Residence Program

IIM takes pride in active collaboration with prestigious management institutes around the world. IIM invites applications under the “Scholar in Residence” program, where a faculty member can spend about two weeks at IIM Indore for collaborative research with a host faculty member, engage in various academic & research activities such as research seminar, interaction with Ph.D. students and related area faculties. The Institute will cover the economy class flight tickets and local hospitality within the campus. Interested faculty colleagues are requested to send an email to dean-faculty@iimidr.ac.in

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

IIM is looking for young, motivated individuals for doing research in different specializations of management. A PDF will work with a mentor who is expected to provide ample opportunities to develop the fellow as an independent researcher. The fellow will be expected to conduct high quality academic research with the mentor and engage in teaching activities at the institute. Interested candidates are requested to send an email to facultyapplication@iimidr.ac.in

Faculty Positions

IIM Indore invites application for faculty position at all levels in all areas. The applications are accepted all year round and processed periodically. Interested candidate are requested to check the website for more details.

Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics

The Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chain in Business and Economics Award provides U.S. scholars with the opportunity to guest lecture and conduct research at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finalnd.

Purpose of the Grant Program

Hanken School of Economics is a research-intensive business school with a program portfolio covering the whole range from BSc to Ph.D. and Executive Education.

The Chair conducts research in the area of specialization and contributes to Hanken’s knowledge dissemination to academia and the corporate world and/or teaches in Hanken’s degree programs and Executive Education.

In addition to guest lecturing at Hanken School of Economics the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair is encouraged to network and create linkages throughout Finland and give occasional guest lectures at other Finnish universities. The Chair and Hanken faculty at the department work together in designing the Chair’s activities.

The Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair is jointly funded by Hanken and the Fulbright Finland Foundation.

The Chair Position

The Chair is available to full professors and associate professors in Business and Economics. The Chair conducts research in the area of specialization and contributes to Hanken’s knowledge dissemination to the corporate world and/or teaches in Hanken’s degree programs and Executive Education.

In addition to lecturing at Hanken School of Economics the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair is able to network and create linkages throughout Finland and give occasional guest lectures at other Finnish universities. The Chair and Hanken faculty at the department will work together in designing the Chair’s activities.

Applicants may but are not required to include a letter of invitation from Hanken School of Economics in their applications. However, assistance in connecting with Hanken School of Economics is available from Fulbright Finland if needed.

Benefits

The Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics is available for visits of 3–6 months. It includes:

  • Monthly allowance of 5,600 EUR (approx. 6,200 USD*). A total stipend for 6 months is 33,600 EUR (approx. 40,285 USD*).
  • Travel allowance of 2,000 USD.
  • Residence permit allowance (based on the actual permit fees, including grantee and accompanying family members).
  • Housing is arranged and payed for by the host institution for the scholar.**
  • Work facilities and administrative support.
  • The award can be split into two segments within one or two academic   years. Each segment must be a minimum of two months and together the two segments cannot exceed six months. 
  • Orientation and support services provided by Fulbright Finland in Helsinki. For example, Fulbright Finland will arrange a four-day arrival orientation in Helsinki for all American Fulbright grantees at the end of August each year.
  • Fulbright Finland mid-year activities and networking opportunities (such as the American Voices Seminar at the University of Turku) each year.
  • Possible guest lecturing opportunities in other Finnish higher education institutions and in other European countries.

* amounts are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.
** should be confirmed in the letter of invitation. 

Eligibility

This prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program is available for scholars specialized in Business or Economics who are full or associate professors.

Distinguished Chair eligibility guidelines and review criteria are published on the Council for International Exchange of Scholar (IIE/CIES) website.

In Finland the applications are evaluated according to the evaluation criteria set by the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board.

Applicants residing in Finland are not eligible for a Fulbright grant.

Scholar selected for this award can choose to:

  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing

AWARD LENGTH: 3 months – 6 months

AWARD START PERIOD: August 2023 or January 2024

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over one hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. Hanken School of Economics, one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries, was established in 1909 as a Swedish speaking school. Today, Hanken is the only stand-alone business school in Finland.  The research and study environment is international, and there are campuses in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland. Classroom instruction is conducted in both Swedish and English.

Research at Hanken is carried out within all departments, with a special focus on four interdisciplinary areas of strength: 1.) Competition Economics and Service Strategy, 2.) Financial Management, Accounting, and Governance, 3.) Responsible Organizing and 4.) Leading for Growth and Wellbeing. Hanken has also identified the following three high-potential research areas: Digitisation and Sustainability in Intellectual Property; Humanitarian and Societal Logistics; and Strategic and Entrepreneurial Praxis.

Many of Hanken faculty members are at the forefront of their research areas and publish in top tier academic journals. Hanken also cooperates with the corporate world, which is reflected in joint research projects, active interaction through our partner programs as well as generous support in fundraising.

Hanken is the first university in Finland to introduce a mandatory period abroad as an integrated part of the curriculum. The students are thus offered a unique opportunity to create their own international networks for life through an exchange or internship period abroad. These lifelong networks are created both internationally and at Hanken. They permeate the studies and play an important role in the excellent placement of alumni in the international job market.

Through the Hanken alumni network and activities, the network built while at Hanken and the ties to the School are maintained and broadened after graduation. Hanken has more than 14,000 alumni, working in leading positions in more than 70 different countries. Hanken alumni are highly competitive and appreciated on the job market; 95% have a job within three months of graduation. In addition to getting a high-quality degree, Hanken alumni become part of a lifelong network with excellent opportunities for both professional and personal development.

The application period for the 2023-24 academic year closes on September 15, 2022.

The U.S. program partner in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program is the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IIE/CIES). Applications are submitted through IIE/CIES, which pre-screens the applications in the United States and forwards the recommended dossiers to the Fulbright Finland in Helsinki for final selection.

Additional information, including detailed application instructions is available from the IIE/CIES website and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards.

Fulbright Finland encourages potential applicants to contact the office directly with any questions.

**NOTE: Late June, July and early August are traditionally summer vacation months in Finland and responses to inquiries may be delayed. Applicants are advised to contact the Finnish host institution well ahead of time to solicit an invitation letter for their application. Please note that the Fulbright Finland Foundation office observes the summer Finnish holiday season and is closed in July. If you have urgent inquiries, kindly contact us prior to July. 

Resources for Hosts

Click here for instructions for writing invitation letters and a checklist for a U.S. scholar’s host.

Contact Information

Fulbright Finland Foundation

Hanken School of Economics

Mrs. Jenny Lundén-Morris,
Scholarship Liaison Officer, Research and University Services
+358 40 3521 235
stipendieombud@hanken.fi

Timeline

Application period start: Early February, 2022

Application period end: September 15, 2022

Earliest possible starting date: August 2023

Mandatory orientation: TBC ((expected in mid-August 2023 or mid-January 2024)

What is the Fulbright Finland Foundation?

The Fulbright Finland Foundation is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki, Finland. The Foundation’s aim is:

  • to promote a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States, and
  • to support the internationalization of education and research in Finland, and help U.S. and Finnish institutions create linkages.

What Makes the Fulbright Finland Foundation Program Unique?

In addition to the grant, the Fulbright Finland Foundation offers the grantees several additional benefits and free support services, as well as an access to a global, multi-professional network.

We are looking for applicants who want to impact the future and to make a difference – applicants who want to facilitate positive change, develop and advance their own profession or discipline, and find solutions to national and international challenges in their field.

The grantees also act as ambassadors for the Fulbright Finland Foundation, their home country, and their home organization and, in this way, do their part in sharing their home country and culture and contributing to the relations between Finland and the U.S.

Questions?

Stanford Seed is Now Accepting Applications: Summer Internships in Emerging Markets

Application Deadline:
Graduate students: Application Deadline Extended to April 8!
Undergraduate students: Application Deadline Extended to April 8!

*Travel update: Per current Stanford travel policy, graduate students are permitted to travel to all Seed internship locations this summer. For undergraduates, travel is now permitted in South Africa, Botswana, and Senegal, and approval is expected for Ghana, India and Kenya (pending formal University approval in April). Where travel is not permitted, internships will otherwise take place 100% remotely.

Work closely with talented entrepreneurs in Africa and South Asia while gaining high-level work experience and making a social impact. Seed welcomes applicants from all departments and majors. 

*Note: internships offered on a first come, first served basis.


Key Program Details

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate (current sophomores and above), co-term, and graduate students in all departments and majors. Graduating students (class of ’22) may participate
  • Internship length: 8-10 week summer internships
  • Internship types: Seed offers a diverse set of project opportunities across numerous sectors, suitable for students in education, the social sciences, humanities, STEM fields, business and more
  • Covid-19 update: Format will be determined by Stanford travel policy by/before April 2022. We hope, but can’t guarantee, on-site internships in some or all locations. Internships will otherwise be offered 100% remotely. Remote internships may be considered, if preferred, in all scenarios.

Apply Now: MIT Legatum Fellowships

Application Deadline

Applications Open:
February 7th, 2022

Applications Close:
March 7th, 2022 (11:59 EST)

Applications to join our 2022-2023 Legatum Fellowship cohort will close on March 7th—don’t miss this great opportunity! The Legatum Center Fellowship helps incoming and current MIT students who are aspiring entrepreneurs maximize their future impact as entrepreneurial leaders in emerging markets. The fellowship allows for a world-class education at MIT, a dedicated curriculum and extensive mentoring and community support. Current MIT students, as well as those applying to MIT for the 2022-2023 academic year, are welcome to apply. We look forward to hearing your story!

The Legatum Fellowship is a competitive program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs gain a world class education at MIT, as well as extensive mentor and community support, in order increase their likelihood of success as principled, impactful leaders in emerging markets. Each year we build a cohort 20-25 students dedicated to building and scaling ventures in the developing world and provide them with tuition, travel, and prototyping support, as well as access to mentors, special seminars, and other cross-campus resources.

Since its founding, the Legatum Center has supported over 300 Fellows, and we take great pride and care in growing this community of entrepreneurial leaders year by year.

Resources

Program Elements

This Fellowship is intensely action-oriented and suits the student who is fully committed to becoming a principled leader and improving the lives of others through entrepreneurship.

  • Curriculum: Through our customized educational experience, students develop practical skills for navigating complex business environments, making principled business decisions, setting and reaching venture milestones, and building and leading teams globally.
  • Mentorship: We have an Entrepreneur-in-Residence dedicated to helping our Fellows navigate their entrepreneurial journey at MIT. We have also built a network of domain experts and mentors to provide guidance, encouragement, and specialized advice as needed.
  • Community: MIT has a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem comprised of faculty, investors, potential partners, new technologies, and both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs. The Legatum Center serves as a community hub, helping students navigate the pockets of MIT to secure the precise expertise and resources you’ll need to optimize your entrepreneurial journey.

Financial Support: Each Fellow receives funding up to $25,000 that can be used to support their school tuition and stipend. Fellows may also receive grants to support travel to emerging markets during the summer and winter breaks in order to build professional relationships, conduct primary market research, test prototypes, or run pilot studies.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must either be:

  • A current MIT Student who will still be enrolled for the year-long duration of the fellowship

OR

  • Admitted to begin a (full-time) degree program at MIT in the fall semester of the coming academic year

Expectations

Legatum Fellows are expected to be fully engaged participants in the Legatum Center community. Expectations include:

  • Completion of a for-credit management seminar that focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs in the developing world
  • Completion of one additional MIT course related to entrepreneurial leadership development
  • At least one trip to the intended country of implementation to either conduct primary market research, test a prototype, or pilot the business model
  • Participation in peer-to-peer training sessions
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and adapt the venture as necessary
  • Participation in pitch events at the end of each semester
  • Regular check-in meetings with the Legatum Center staff
  • Participation in MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through student-organized clubs and conferences
  • Commitment to being an entrepreneurial leader in a developing country post-graduation

The Applicant

We are looking for principled, innovative leaders who have a track record for driving change and can demonstrate a commitment to improving lives in the developing world.

The ideal candidate will bring a deep level of know-how to his or her venture (whether related to a technical field, geographic area and/or industry sector) and thus have a competitive edge to lead their venture to success.

Ultimately, we are looking for self-motivated visionaries who are also dedicated to experimenting, learning, and growing in order to maximize their entrepreneurial success and impact over the course of their career.

Venture Criteria

We evaluate ventures based on three key criteria:

Stage: Ideally, we are looking for ventures that are ready to be deployed on the ground. However, for students in their first year at MIT or enrolled in one-year programs, we also consider ventures at an earlier stage provided the applicant has identified a problem and developed a plan to test key hypotheses in preparation for launch. In other words, we want our Fellows to be beyond the “exploration phase,” theorizing about a problem or challenge they think exists. Fellows should understand their customers’ pain points and be confident in their ability to solve customer needs through their product or service. Considerable primary market research (PMR) and/or a pilot is highly desirable before applying. During the Fellowship, we will challenge students on their current business assumptions, requiring them test and adapt their business models, products, and team, so that they are ready to implement their ventures full-time upon graduation.

Impact: We are looking for emerging market ventures that improve lives. This will be achieved through the business’s innovative technology or service as well as through increased economic prosperity, local job creation, and improved ecosystem conditions. We have a preference for for-profit business models but are open to all venture concepts that have the potential for considerable scale, sustainability, and impact.

Innovation: We are looking for venture concepts that build competitive advantage through an innovative product, process, or business model. Innovation-driven entrepreneurs face great risk, but when they succeed, the payoff for both the entrepreneurs and the regions they serve are even greater as their scaling operations lead to exponential growth in revenue, jobs, and impact.

Financial Assistance

Student Fellows are will be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in tuition/stipend support, as well as access to additional travel and prototyping funds. If a student is not in his/her graduating year when they receive the fellowship, continue his/her education at MIT and demonstrate ongoing commitment to entrepreneurial leadership in the developing world, there is also have the opportunity to apply for follow-on funding.

Several factors determine the amount awarded to each new Fellow, including individual need, progress in your degree program, the total number of Fellows accepted, and the pool of available funding for that academic year.

As funding is limited, we encourage applicants to explore external sources of funding as well. For more information on financial aid at MIT, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

The Legatum Fellowship financial award can only be applied towards MIT educational expenses, such as tuition, stipend, and/or medical insurance. Funds from the Legatum Center may supplement, but not duplicate, financial awards from other MIT departments or from other foundations, institutions, or organizations. The combined financial award from all sources may not exceed the maximum limitation as prescribed by MIT’s cost-of-attendance budget.

Evaluation Process

Applicants must complete all required fields in the online application form. (See sample application above.)

  • The online application form will also require you to submit the following:
    • References: Please provide the names and contact information for 3-4 professional references. They should be able to speak to your potential as a principled entrepreneurial leader and/or your commitment to impacting change in the developing world. Legatum staff will only contact references if you are invited for an interview.
    • Resume/CV: We ask that you provide the most up-to-date version of your resume or CV (1 page max).
  • Applications will be reviewed by Legatum staff, as well as a committee of MIT faculty and industry experts. Evaluations will be based on the eligibility, applicant, and venture qualifications described above.
  • Applicants who make it to the final round will be called for an interview.
  • Interviews are by invitation only. Whenever possible, Fellowship finalists are interviewed in person. For those finalists based outside of the United States or unable to visit campus, interviews will be conducted by phone or Zoom.

If you have any questions regarding the Fellowship, please email legatum-fellowship@mit.edu

Multimedia Internship

Hours: Part-time internship (20 hours per week minimum), early January and ends late May, flexible hours

Compensation: $500 monthly stipend OR school credit

Required Education: Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree in marketing, media production, graphic design, digital animation, video production, social media management, etc.                  

Contact: Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org. No phone calls please.

Description:

The Global Business School Network’s internship program is an integral part of the organization. Interns are actively involved in all areas of the organization and play a vital role in day-to-day operations. GBSN seeks interns who are well-organized team players with a commitment to and interest in international development, responsible business, inclusive and sustainable societies, non-profits, digital marketing and/or communications. Interning with GBSN is a great way to gain real world experience that prepares you for a career in non-profit management, international development, communications, business, or many other avenues.


The Multimedia Intern will work closely with GBSN’s staff in shaping and maintaining our online presence by scripting, editing, and producing content in line with our target audience. This role requires video editing and animation competencies, and the ability to transform raw footage into easily digestible content pieces. The role further includes maintaining a web presence, working on designing marketing and conference materials, and maintain social media accounts. Additionally, the multimedia intern may have the opportunity to work on projects involving website development, marketing design, video production and strategic planning, allowing for valuable experience in the field of design and communications. 


GBSN strives for excellence in the workplace and an environment that fosters creativity, innovation and collaboration.

Responsibilities (projects will be dependent on organizational needs and intern’s interests and abilities):

  • Edit and produce audiovisual content to live across all GBSN platforms
  • Support the 2022 GBSN Beyond Hybrid conference, by creating promotional materials, highlight reels, sponsor lightning reels, interview spots, podcast episodes, graphics, etc.
  • Support the promotion and production of GBSN virtual events and meetings, like Webinars and Cross-Border Collabs
  • Write/Edit/Compile multimedia packages for GBSN newsletter, blog, podcast, youtube channel, website and social media channels
  • Support the maintenance of GBSN’s social media accounts
  • Assist with maintenance of GBSN website and online community
  • Contribute to producing digital analytics reports for overall online performance
  • Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive material utilized throughout the internship
  • Participate in special projects and perform other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with audiovisual design software i.e. Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro essential
  • Experience with animation would be a plus
  • Ability to work and be supervised in-person and remotely
  • Office experience and fluency in English required
  • Maturity to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for both internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strict attention to detail and ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a professional environment
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing goals and objectives
  • Ability to explore new technologies and quickly acquire new tech skills
  • General interest in social media, online communications, graphic design, media production

Benefits: To increase the student’s knowledge and abilities in nonprofit public relations, event planning, digital communications, marketing, web development, etc. GBSN offers a dynamic and creative work environment that embraces inclusivity and diversity.

To Apply: Email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org

  • Cover letter that indicates how you learned of the internship and details your interest and qualifications (PDF)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Portfolio Demonstrating Abilities

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please. GBSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications Internship

Location: Hybird
Hours: Part-time internship (20 hours per week), begins early January ends late May. Flexible hours.
Compensation: $500 monthly stipend OR school credit
Required Education: Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree in event planning, communications, web design, international development/affairs, business, non-profit management, other relevant field
Categories: Event Planning, digital marketing, digital communications, Web Design, project management, Communications, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Marketing
Contact: Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org. No phone calls please.

Description:

The Global Business School Network’s internship program is an integral part of the organization. Interns are actively involved in all areas of the organization and play a vital role in day-to-day operations. GBSN seeks interns who are well-organized team players with a commitment to and interest in international development, non-profits, event planning and/or communications. Interning with GBSN is a great way to gain real world experience that prepares you for a career in non-profit management, international development, communications, business, or many other avenues.

The Communications Intern will work closely with GBSN’s staff on event planning and promotion for the 2022 GBSN Beyond Annual Conference and other special network events. This will include maintaining a web presence, working on designing marketing and conference materials, coordinating event logistics and researching promotional opportunities. Additionally, the communications intern will have the opportunity to work on projects involving website development, marketing design and strategic planning, allowing for valuable experience in the field of communications.

Responsibilities (projects will be dependent on organizational needs and intern’s interests and abilities):

  • Support GBSN staff
  • Write/Edit/Compile articles and other content for GBSN newsletter, blog, website and social media
  • Assist with media outreach
  • Assist with logistics and outreach for the 2022 GBSN Beyond Annual Conference and other events
  • Assist with maintenance of the website’s event calendar, blog, opportunities board, and online community
  • Assist with the development, maintenance and management of the GBSN member online portal
  • Assist with the design and development of organization publications
  • Design and update marketing materials
  • Support communications with member schools
  • Media Tracking
  • Assist with the development of marketing strategy for GBSN activities
  • Assist with maintenance of Member Portal
  • Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive material utilized throughout the internship
  • Participate in special projects and perform other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Office experience and fluency in English required
  • Maturity to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strict attention to detail and ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing goals and objectives
  • Ability to explore new technologies and quickly acquire new tech skills
  • General interest in social media, online communications and/or visual communications
  • Proficiency with Mac OS, Photoshop, InDesign, and AMS, email marketing, social media communications preferred
  • Experience with graphic design, data analysis, digital communications, video editing and/or html is a plus

Benefits:

To increase the student’s knowledge and abilities in nonprofit public relations, event planning, marketing, web development and outreach.

GBSN offers a comfortable, creative work environment that welcomes innovation, diversity and inclusion.

To Apply:

Email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org 

  • Cover letter that indicates how you learned of the internship and details your interest and qualifications (PDF)
  • Resume (PDF) please include links to your digital profiles (LinkedIn and Twitter)
  • Brief Writing Sample (no more than two pages – IN PDF format)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please. GBSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership Engagement Internship

Location: Hybrid
Hours:
 Part-time internship (approximately 20 hours per week) begins early January ends late May. Flexible hours.
Compensation: $500 monthly stipend OR school credit
Required Education:
 Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree in international development/affairs, business, higher education, other relevant field
Categories: Project Management, Research & Surveys, Data Analytics, Reporting and Relationship Building, Marketing, Association management
Contact: Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org. No phone calls please.

Description:

The Global Business School Network’s internship program is an integral part of the organization.  Interns are actively involved in all areas of the organization and play a vital role in day-to-day operations. GBSN seeks interns who are well-organized team players with a commitment to and interest in international development, higher education, capacity building. Interning with GBSN is a great way to gain real world experience that prepares you for a career in non-profit management, international development, communications, business, or many other avenues.

The Network Engagement Intern will work closely with GBSN’s staff in providing support for Members’ projects and assist in Member engagement, management, communications and recruitment.

Responsibilities (projects will be dependent on organizational needs and intern’s interests and abilities):

Member Portal Support:

  • Assist in the maintenance of GBSN’s Association Management platform including data cleanup, member data, contacts, and settings
  • Ensure that all of GBSN’s Member contacts and bio info are as accurate as possible in the platform
  • Provide support to GBSN’s staff in keeping member-related information and activity up to date
  • Assist in generating insightful AMS engagement and performance analytics reports

Member & Network Engagement Support:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for GBSN Members projects and engagement initiatives
  • Help research topics and speakers for GBSN’s conference and webinars
  • Assist in tracking Network and Membership engagement
  • Assist in tracking membership recruitment efforts
  • Support the execution of GBSN webinars
  • Help keep GBSN’ website/blog/ opportunities board up to date on external events, opportunities and member updates
  • Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive material utilized throughout the internship
  • Participate in special projects and perform other related duties

Qualifications:

  • Office experience and fluency in English required
  • Maturity to take initiative and work independently in both an virtual and in-person work environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strict attention to detail and ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing goals and objectives
  • Ability to explore new technologies and quickly acquire new tech skills
  • Strong interest in higher education, international development, relationship building, research and project management
  • Experience with developing & emerging world contexts
  • Proficiency with Mac OS, Salesforce, WordPress and Adobe InDesign preferred
  • Authorization to work in the US

Benefits:

To increase the student’s knowledge and abilities in nonprofit international development, higher education administration and program management. GBSN offers a comfortable, creative work environment that welcomes diversity, innovation and inclusion.

How to Apply:

Email Nicole Zefran at nzefran@gbsn.org

  • Cover letter that indicates how you learned of the internship and details your interest and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Brief Writing Sample (no more than two pages)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please. GBSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GBSN-INSEAD Africa Faculty Fellowship

The 4th Industrial Revolution and the pandemic have changed the way we work and live and has brought on a new normal in Africa and across the globe. Education is an essential tool to equip us to mitigate the challenges we will face.

In its effort to promote the continual improvement in quality learning and research across business schools in Africa, GBSN and INSEAD

are joining forces to offer a GBSN-INSEAD Africa Faculty Fellowship designed for educators who are committed to advancing the quality of their learning and teaching. The Fellowship is designed to support African faculty members from GBSN member schools to further develop their teaching practice. During the Fellowship, the Fellow will work with an INSEAD Faculty member(s) to develop a teaching resource or tool that can be brought back to their home institution and used in the classroom.

Through the Fellowship’s experience, activates and deliverables, they will help advance the quality of business and management education in their respective country. This fellowship is open to one faculty member from an African business school that is a member of GBSN and will take place in the academic year 2022.

Terms of the Fellowship

Beyond pursuing their own projects, the Fellows will be expected to attend research seminars and workshops, to sit in on class sessions at the invitation of faculty, to interact with faculty, administrative staff, and students, and to serve as a guest speaker in class if requested. This experience should be seen as an opportunity for both personal and institutional development. Upon returning home, the Fellow will be expected to share their learnings, strategies, and teaching tools with their home institution, and to maintain a relationship with the INSEAD Africa Initiative. Finally, the Fellow will be asked to write a follow-up report about their experience with the GBSN-INSEAD Fellowship, highlighting key learnings and activities. The report will be published on the GBSN website, and possibly on relevant INSEAD websites.

  • Time and work will be spread across 12 months
  • Majority of the Fellowship work will be conducted virtually
  • Potential for on-campus visit with sponsoring Faculty on INSEAD’s campus (Fontainebleau or Singapore). Travel is subject to COVID-19 restrictions and availability.
  • Other ancillary expenses such as food and local transportation may be covered by INSEAD, under specific mutual agreement between INSEAD and the Fellow.

Academic Supervisor

  • Vinika D. Rao

    Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, Gender Initiative & Africa Initiative; Director, Hoffman Global Institute for Business & Society, Asia; Adjunct Professor,
    Singapore Management University
    Singapore

Selection Committee

  • Mark Stabile

    Professor of Economics; The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality; Academic Director, The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality Hoffmann; Global Institute for Business & Society Deputy Academic Director
    INSEAD
    France
  • Ithai Stern

    Associate Professor of Strategy; The Akzo Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management
    INSEAD
    France
  • Vinika D. Rao

    Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, Gender Initiative & Africa Initiative; Director, Hoffman Global Institute for Business & Society, Asia; Adjunct Professor,
    Singapore Management University
    Singapore
  • Prashant Yaduv

    Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management
    INSEAD
    France

The Application Process

Applicants must be active faculty with the potential for – or actual duties of – academic leadership at a GBSN member school on the African continent. Professors of all academic fields of business and economics are welcome to apply. 

Candidates for the Fellowships should submit the following documents in support of their application:

  1. An expression of interest and proposal of personal objectives, activities, and desired project deliverables (e.g., research working paper, teaching tools, course syllabus, simulations, etc.) during the visit to INSEAD
  2. the completed application form and a current curriculum vitae
  3. a letter of support from the Dean or Director of their institution. The letter should explain the suitability of the candidate for the Fellowship and how the institution expects to benefit from the Fellow’s engagement with INSEAD.

A selection committee of INSEAD faculty members, put together by the INSEAD Africa Initiative, will review each submitted application package and shortlisted candidates will move onto the Interview Phase.

Virtual Interviews

Virtual interviews will be scheduled with the selected top applicants. The interviews are designed as a way for the INSEAD Africa Initiative Selection Committee to learn more about the applicant’s background, research, experience, desired learnings and objectives during the Fellowship as well as scheduling, timeline and availability. A major part of the selection will consider how the applicant plans to bring back value and implement the Fellowship deliverables across its home institution. 

Timeline

The goal is to begin Fellowships within the academic year. Timelines are part of the discussion during virtual interviews. Other key dates and deadlines are outlined below.

2022

MARCH 31Application DEADLINE
APRIL 4 – 8Virtual Interviews Conducted with Top Applicants
APRIL 8 – 29INSEAD Selection Committee Application Review Period
May 2Selected Faculty Fellow Announced

Questions?

Contacts for this fellowship can be found below.

GBSN

Nicole Zefran

nzefran@gbsn.org

INSEAD Africa Initiative

Jean Lim

jean.lim@insead.edu

Legatum Foundry Fellowship at MIT

The Legatum Center at MIT presents the Foundry Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind leadership program for Africa-based founders who have scaled innovation-driven companies and find themselves at an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journey. The Foundry is a place where Fellows reflect on their entrepreneurial journey, rethink their future leadership roles as entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders, and renew their commitment to building entrepreneurship and innovation-led ecosystems. 

Launching in 2021, the Foundry Fellowship will bring together leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to bringing about change through entrepreneurship and are ready to build the leadership skills to carry them into the next phase of their entrepreneurial journey. 

The Fellowship is open to entrepreneurs from Africa who have founded and scaled for-profit innovation-driven companies on the African continent, with a preference for entrepreneurs operating in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda.

Fellowship Summary

The Foundry Fellowship is a fully-funded six-month program. Fellows will complete an interactive curriculum designed to:

  • Increase their leadership acumen; 
  • Explore pathways to impact as entrepreneurs, policymakers, thought leaders, and investors;
  • Exchange practical knowledge with MIT faculty and students; and, 
  • Engage in multi-stakeholder networking opportunities in the MIT ecosystem.

The learning journey will culminate in a three-week in-person immersive program in which Fellows will have the opportunity to engage with MIT faculty, investors, thought leaders, and policy influencers. This immersive experience will give Fellows insight into how to design cutting-edge programs, implement practices, and create policies that are transferable to their markets. Fellows will also have the opportunity to showcase their ventures and lessons in innovation with MIT faculty, staff, and students.

Note: The Legatum Center’s goal is to offer an in-person immersive experience in line with the regulations of the U.S. federal government, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Legatum Center will support individuals who are offered a Fellowship with the visa application process by providing an invitation letter and reimbursing visa fees. 

Eligibility Criteria

The inaugural cohort will include 15 entrepreneurs from Africa. Fellows will be identified through a selective application and nomination process.

Candidates should have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment, and concrete connection to the region and have already achieved considerable success with their ventures. 

  • Have founded and scaled a for-profit innovation-driven company* on the African continent, with a preference for founders of companies with operations in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda;  
  • Applicants who have founded and scaled a company outside of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, or Uganda should have a demonstrated interest in supporting economic growth in at least one of the aforementioned seven countries; 
  • Are at an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journey and are considering the next phase; 
  • Are prepared to dedicate time and space for their own self-discovery and leadership development to achieve the next milestone;   
  • Are able to participate in regular online sessions and cohort activities, from September 2021 through March 2022 (note: additional time is required for readings and exercises); and,  
  • Are able to commit to a three-week in-person session in April 2022.  
  • Founders from the same company may apply, but each founder must complete a unique application. Each founder will be considered independent of a co-founder.
  • MIT alumni and current degree candidates are welcome to apply.   

*Innovation-driven companies are based on a technology or process innovation that allows them to scale across regional and global markets. 

Nominations & Applications

The Legatum Center is accepting nominations and applications from interested entrepreneurs.

Nominees will receive an invitation to complete the application process. A nomination does not guarantee acceptance, nor is it required to apply. Eligible entrepreneurs may submit an application without a nomination. Nominations must be submitted by May 20, 2021.

Applicants, including nominees, must submit a complete application before the application submission deadline on June 10, 2021, at 11:59 PM EDT. The application includes the following components: 

  • Personal demographic information and contact information; 
  • Details about your role as a founder and your company; 
  • Essay questions on your interest in the Fellowship program; 
  • A resume outlining your educational background, professional experience, leadership positions held, and community engagement;
  • A 3-minute video essay [prompt provided in the online application form] and;
  • Two letters of recommendation. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee and Finalists will be invited to participate in a panel interview.  

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • May 3 – May 20, 2021: Nominations are accepted
  • May 3, 2021: Application opens for all nominees and qualified applicants
  • June 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT: Application deadline
  • September 2021: Final selections will be announced

Questions

Email legatum@mit.edu with questions about the Legatum Foundry Fellowship.  

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