Program Planning and Development
Assist in the design, planning, and execution of the core program of The Youth Assembly.
Join the Program Coordinator in developing engaging and high-quality program sessions around content and topics inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Conduct research on sustainable development, humanitarian, and youth issues, as well as on the foremost organizations in these fields to determine possible program partners.
Help secure speakers and work with high-level experts from the public and private sectors, leading NGOs, and international institutions to form panels for in-depth discussions at the conference.
Liaise with top experts, academics, and social impact leaders, via email or conference calls, to ensure excellent preparation for the conference sessions.
Prepare detailed concept notes with content questions and discussion points, as well as logistical information, for speakers.
During the conference, act as a manager for particular conference sessions, leading a team of volunteers to handle the speakers, audience, and tech needs of sessions over the entire course of the conference.
Support any other administrative or organizational tasks as required for the successful execution of The Youth Assembly, including arranging schedules, timetables, passes, thank you notes, and other materials for speakers.
Conduct post-event evaluation, debriefs, and drafting of summary and resolution documents to ensure that The Youth Assembly generates impact beyond the conference itself.
1-2 years relevant internship and/or work experience preferred
Strong interest and experience of research in international affairs, sustainable development, and youth leadership
Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, leading international institutions, and the United Nations
Must be able to work thoroughly, with strong attention to detail, but also efficiently and under strict deadlines
Have a creative approach to developing ideas and solving problems
Strong verbal and written communication skills, and email and phone etiquette
Ability and experience in writing formal documents, or on complex contemporary issues a huge plus
Total comfort using G-suite services, including email, docs, and slides
Strong attention to detail, time-management, and organizational skills
Demonstrated improvisational skills, and the ability to handle situations under pressure, a bonus
Global perspective and strong cultural awareness
Hours and Location
Though the ability to commit to time at FAF office in Greenwich, Connecticut is preferred, this role allows for a certain amount of time working remotely. Those in the U.S. North-East Area are encouraged to apply, even if time in the office may be limited.
Whether in the office or remotely, interns are expected to commit 20 hours per week. Those who are only available for a shorter amount of time are welcome to apply, but will only be considered if it is a particularly strong application.
Interns are currently sought for the 23rd Session of The Youth Assembly, taking place February 15-17, 2019. All interns must be available in New York City for the entirety of the days of the conference. Accommodation can be provided for these days. There may be a possibility of extending the internship beyond February.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with your preferred internship position in the subject line.