Partnerships, Outreach, and Recruitment Intern

  • Activate Global
  • Remote (Must be based in the USA)
  • May 13, 2021

Job Description

Position Summary

Activate seeks a Partnerships, Outreach, and Recruitment Intern to help our team execute the Cohort 2022 strategic recruitment plan. This position will play a key role in ensuring we reach the greatest pool of potential applicants while also growing awareness about our fellowship and impact among a wide range of potential allies, stakeholders, and funders.

The Partnerships, Outreach & Recruitment Intern will work directly with the Partnership Manager to execute the strategic plan to attract, inform, and engage potential fellows.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop a regionally-focused higher education engagement strategy to systematically engage key contacts across academic institutions and disseminate information about the Activate Fellowship to potential applicants.

  • Work with the Partnerships Manager to improve and execute the broader Activate Cohort 2022 recruitment strategy, including outreach to key contacts in specific topic areas such as buildings, carbon removal, defense, climate & more.

  • Support efforts to increase the diversity of the fellow applicant pool, including reaching and recruiting underrepresented applicants.

  • Drive outreach to policy, business, and technology experts working in science innovation.

  • Maintain and grow a database of key contacts from innovation hubs, academia, industry, and more.

  • Collaborate with recruitment and communication teams to craft and hone recruitment messaging and experiment with/evaluate messaging effectiveness.

  • Work closely with the fellowship, partnerships, and communications teams to execute recruitment strategy and timeline.

The Ideal Candidate...

  • Is a keen marketer and skilled communicator

  • Is an effective at conducting outreach via phone and email, and isn’t afraid to jump on the phone with anyone

  • Has top-notch organizational skills and is highly detail-oriented

  • Can multitask and manage several complex projects at once

  • Is a savvy investigator able to track down hard-to-find information

  • Can work remotely from a U.S.-based time zone

  • Is a team player able to accomplish tasks independently

  • Has a strong understanding of the U.S. academic system, particularly physical and biological science research, graduate, and Ph.D. programs

  • Is interested in innovation, climate change, clean energy, manufacturing or advanced electronics sectors (or has a willingness to learn)

  • Understands that innovation starts with people, not ideas

  • Has knowledge of U.S. academic and entrepreneurial ecosystems

About The Role

The position is full-time, paid, and remote (US-based). The preferred start date is mid June, with internship duration lasting 2-4 months. This position will report to the Partnership Manager.


Activate’s culture is built around the following values:

  • We put people first through mutual support, respect, and continuous improvement

  • We live in trust, acting with authenticity, integrity, and a presumption of good intention

  • We appreciate experimentation, using data to improve, and accepting that failure and discomfort are necessary for growth

  • We create value through connection and building community

  • We are guided by intention and are purpose-driven to improve society

Activate Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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Atmosphere, Buildings & Cities, Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering, Climate Risk, Consumer Goods, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Funding, Materials & Manufacturing, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Research & Education, Supporting Catalysts, Transportation


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