Internship posted by: Rare
Posted on: January 25, 2013
Solution Search Strategy and Marketing Fellow
•Dates: May 2013 – August 2013
•Number of Hours: 37.5 hours per week
•Department: Solution Search, Executive Office
•Location: Rare's central office in Arlington, VA
Position Overview Rare seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic and intelligent MBA graduate student or recent MBA graduate to support its second Solution Search contest activities. Working closely with Rare's Manager of Special Projects, the Strategy and Marketing Fellow will work with Rare's team of innovation thought leaders focused on sourcing creative and effective solutions for some of the world's most pressing conservation issues. The Fellow will also gain experience in creating, managing and marketing crowd-sourced contests and communities, and work with a diverse set of international organizations and strategic partners to achieve these goals. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, able to work independently and as a collective team member, and will possess proven experience in marketing and strategy.
About the Contest Solutions to some of the world's greatest conservation and development challenges exist in local communities around the globe. Many times, however, these solutions remain on the local level and go unnoticed by the larger community. What's already working must be surfaced and spotlighted such that practitioners around with world can expand their impact as they replicate proven success. Solution Search, an innovative contest created by Rare, is designed to do just that. The contest sources, rewards and disseminates what is already working in conservation and development.
Areas of Responsibility
This position will have a number of responsibilities, including:
Managing the implementation of Rare's second Solution Search (75%):
•Manage entrant applications and communications
•Coordinate Rare communications, marketing and field teams to implement marketing plan according to contest timeline
•Identify new target audiences and expand marketing strategy to achieve maximum contest impact
•Work with internal staff, external consultants and partners to keep project on track
•Coordinate panel of high profile judges for contest
Assisting with the event coordination (15%):
•Contribute to planning U.S.-based replication event and the annual Solution Search awards ceremony
Evaluation and Strategic Planning (10%):
•Evaluate key learnings from second contest, combining with first to create recommendations for future improvement
•Design and plan future tournaments at Rare
Qualifications, Skills & Core Competencies Required
•Must possess a Bachelor's degree, in process of obtaining MBA or recent MBA graduates preferred
•Experience working in marketing, strategy innovation, and/or community development
•Ability to work in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
•Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM databases; Drupal, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and other social networks a plus
•Excellent attention to detail and project management skills
•Demonstrated experience in problem solving and ability to find creative solutions
•Experience leading cross-departmental and regional teams on targets and on time
•Proven experience being able to multitask and work effectively in a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial environment with shifting priorities
•Enthusiasm for Rare's mission and respect for its core values
•A high level of personal and professional integrity, with exceptional interpersonal skills
•Written and spoken fluency in English required; proficiency in other languages a plus, especially Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese or Bahasa Indonesia
About Rare Rare is an innovative international environmental organization that runs social marketing campaigns in more than 50 developing countries. Named to Fast Company Magazine's list of "Top Social Capitalists" four years in a row, Rare is committed to bringing a spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity to solving one of environmental conservation's great challenges: building public support for conservation in the most environmentally threatened areas of the developing world.
Rare strives to conserve imperiled species and ecosystems by inspiring people to care about and protect nature. We do this by building community-level support for conservation and developing local capacity among the world's leading local environmental organizations. Rare has trained over 150 local conservation leaders who are implementing dynamic change processes, beginning with a "Pride campaign". Our local partners have used these Pride campaigns, which employ advanced social marketing techniques, to reach millions of people living in these ecologically threatened corners of the globe. Alumni of our program represent one of the largest and most effective networks of local leaders. Participants in Rare's International Service Program and Rare staff are highly committed to Rare's mission, work hard, and have fun.
Why should I participate in Rare's International Service Program? Beyond the assignments described above, Rare encourages all International Service Program participants (interns, volunteers, and fellows) to attend pertinent events at other DC area organizations, attend relevant Rare staff meetings, and participate in Rare-hosted events/excursions. Participants get to know Rare staff, help reach organizational goals through substantial and important contributions, glean insights into how a leading non-profit operates, and gain a better understanding of the conservation arena. Being part of the International Service Program means that you are a welcome and valid member of the "Rare team".
Compensation and Academic Credit Rare offers paid internship positions to eligible International Service Program participants in its Arlington office. Current university students are encouraged to make arrangements to receive academic credit for their work at Rare, and Rare will make every effort to accommodate the requirements of credit-earning internships.
Please submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and note where you learned of this position.