Global Internship Manager

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 09

Position description

Global Internship Manager. New York. Posting Date: 04/08/2019. Deadline: 04/28/2019

Job Profile

This newly created role is responsible for developing and implementing a global internship program in Open Society's hub and regional offices. The Internship Manager will have a clear focus on developing partnerships with organizations, professional associations, universities and vocational programs to ensure candidate pipelines for internship opportunities is diverse and inclusive. In addition, the role will oversee the recruitment of interns into Open Society's offices, develop supportive programming to ensure interns get the most out of their experience and maintain an alumni network.

Priorities for the role include:
  • Developing and implementing a global internship program including designing programming to ensure interns are well supported throughout their time at OSF
  • Identifying partnership opportunities in locations in which OSF staff are located and rethinking OSF's current approach to intern recruitment
  • Managing the recruitment process for interns including advertising opportunities, conducting initial screens, coordinating further interviews and ensuring a seamless onboarding
  • Working closely with programs and departments on their internship requests
  • Developing training for intern supervisors
  • Developing and overseeing a mentoring program
  • Developing and managing an intern alumni network
  • Ensuring compliance with local jurisdictional requirements


Candidate Profile

The Internship Manager will have a good basis of knowledge in how to recruit and manage interns across a number of international offices. They will have knowledge of how to create a diverse and inclusive internship pool and will have experience designing and executing programming opportunities for interns.

Additional key qualifications include the following:
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience managing fellowship or internship programs and/or working in recruiting or talent management; preferably in an international context
  • Passion for Open Society's mission and goals
  • Experience developing relationships with universities, professional associations and partnership organizations, within the US and internationally
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience using applicant tracking systems and other recruitment related technology preferred; Workday is a plus
  • Experience working in the philanthropy/NGO sector is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative style and approach, and ability to work effectively across cultures;
  • Experience partnering with managers, interviewers, and team members throughout the hiring process;
  • Flexible, positive and solutions oriented
  • Detail oriented with a high sense of urgency
  • Experience of working in high pressure, fast-paced environments and able to deal with ambiguity and change in those contexts


Competitive rates of pay apply.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.
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