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Internship-Stakeholder Relations- Geneva, Switzerland

About The Internet Society:

The Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and Chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and growth of the open Internet through dialog among companies, governments, and other organizations around the world.

About the Position:

At the Internet Society, we are advocates for a healthy, sustainable Internet that is available to everyone – now and for the next billion users. The Stakeholder Relations team aims to connect, grow and energise our communities to advance this cause. We engage with people who may be affected by the decisions made around Internet technology, development and governance or those who can influence the implementation of these decisions.

The Internet Society is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated intern to join the Stakeholder Relations team to support its membership and relationship building activities. The Intern is involved in the planning and execution of a variety of engagement activities as well as a variety of projects. The intern will assist in stakeholder outreach, event management, research and other key initiatives. You must be passionate about stakeholder relations and communications.

Position Location: Geneva, Switzerland

This is a three (3) month paid internship, based in our Geneva office and requires a valid work permit. The intern must be available at least 15 hours per week. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.  

Responsibilities:

1) Stakeholder management
* Provide membership research to include data collection, entry and analysis
* Research and flag key stakeholders in different projects and campaigns
* Initiate stakeholder interaction and develop into sustainable relationships
* Manage various relationships from different sectors
* Assist in creating a long-term process for stakeholder and ally engagement within global Internet Society events

2) Events and meetings
* Support the organisation of in-person events and online meetings
* Assist in designing and executing online campaigns
* Participate in online meetings and provide support in developing documents

3) Other projects as directed

Desired Qualifications:

Ideal candidates for the internship will possess the following characteristics:

* Broad understanding of a membership organisation and its stakeholder interactions
* Knowledge of Internet Governance and previous experience in relationship management is an advantage.
* Ability to build relationships with internal and external communities, as well as members.  Knowledge of the Internet Society is a plus
* Strong communication and administration skills.
* Acute attention to detail and demonstrated ability to prioritise time-sensitive assignments.
* Well organised, creative and flexible.
* Interest in non-profit management and community development.
* Exceptional research and writing skills, including the ability to summarize and explain complex issues clearly and concisely.
* Ability to interact with a wide range of internal stakeholders around the world, including high-level executives, Board Members and CEO.
* Ability to exercise full discretion and confidentiality.
* Familiarity or experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.
* Proficiency in common office software and productivity tools, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, strong knowledge of Excel).

Information about the Internet Society and its activities may be found at http://www.isoc.org.

Applicants should forward a resume and any other relevant materials to jobs-sr-intern@isoc.org.

Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately and thereafter until the post has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly, and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.