Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Human Rights seeks a Compass Events/Conference Program intern to join the Compass Investor Program, as the team plans for their annual Compass Investor Conference in June of 2020. This is an event and project management heavy role.
About the Compass Investor Program:
As a core program under the Business & Human Rights portfolio of RFK Human Rights, the Compass Investor Program seeks to inform investment decision-makers of the human rights issues to consider during their investment process of seeking superior, risk-adjusted returns. This program provides the appropriate connections and tools to support these investors on the “S” in ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), in order to catalyze action that will yield both profits and positive impact for people and the planet.
- Assist with logistics and content development for the conference - from planning to execution. This is including but not limited to: assisting with phone outreach to invitees, running and pulling reports, helping with panel session research and creating briefs/guides for each panel
- Assist with the development of panel topics by researching topics of interest to investors and the business community as it relates to human rights
- Aid in the development of a survey for feedback post conference as well as a survey analyzing actions attendees haven taken as a result of their engagement with RFK over the years
- Draft content pieces on business and human rights issues, particularly relating to labor and supply chain, technology and information, along with diversity and financial inclusion for the RFK Human Rights website and social media
- Help update databases (such as Salesforce, Preqin, and Hoovers) and pull any necessary reports for invitee research
- Liaise with the Compass Investor Network, made up of conference participants and other audience members as needed
- Support the team on the planning of the NY Fall conference in November 2020
- Support the team in the development of emailers, such as newsletters to be distributed to invitees during the lead up to the conference
- Help maintain the registration link for the conference, ensuing there are no breaks, and checking the registration system for missing information from attendees, such as bios and photos on a weekly basis
- Assist with note taking during the weekly internal and external planning calls
- Assist with other tasks and activities as needed
- You will work with all levels of the organization including the President/CEO, board of directors, and leadership team, while working closely with other colleagues
- Undergraduate student with experience and interest in planning/coordinating events;
- Interest in working in the non-profit or finance/business sectors;
- Awareness and interest in current events and issues relating to human rights around the world;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite;
- Ability to crunch numbers and utilize systems such as Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated research skills suitable for varied audiences;
- Attention to detail, you’re able to scope out errors and willing to fix mistakes;
- Time management, you have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at once;
- Self-starter with the drive to propose and execute content pieces on their own;
- Flexible, patient, and ability to stay gracious under pressure;
- High level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information;
- Innovative thinking, an unwillingness to accept things as they are, and a strong work ethic are essential
- Teamwork, you are able to build positive relationships with your colleagues and are willing to help others;
- Inclusive, you’re excited to work with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives from your own.
Preferred but not required qualifications:
- Experience working with Salesforce
- Experience working in conferences and other events with businesses and NGO leaders
Availability and Compensation:
- This internship may commence as early as soon as possible and end by July 17, 2020.
No phone calls please. RFK Human Rights will contact qualified candidates directly.
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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer and believes we are stronger and more effective by working internally and externally with people of all abilities, diverse backgrounds, and a range of perspectives, particularly those who have historically been marginalized or underrepresented. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool.