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DescriptionOpportunity to work for an international nonprofit, the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), with a mission to build models of multi-sector collaboration to realize sustainable peace and development. More specifically, the intern will be supporting the research and development of projects for LeadIn, the Education Division of the Global Peace Foundation that has projects in Kenya, Nigeria, USA and other countries. LeadIn focuses on inspiring youth to lead in their schools and communities, contributing to a better world. LeadIn works with principals, teachers, community stakeholders, parents and students to nurture integrity, creativity and leadership by modeling best practices.
www.globalpeace.org and www.leadin.org
The specific LeadIn project an intern will support through research and engaging key stakeholders is the development of Entrepreneurship and Leadership hubs in secondary schools supported by mentors in Kenya and Nigeria. These are not simply student groups. The hubs are designated and outfitted spaces or incubators within the school where students are mentored and supported to launch businesses and social enterprises. This is unique as LeadIn connects the business sector, schools, universities and community to expose high school students to entrepreneurial and leadership practices that will empower them to be self-reliant.
Your research and outreach will greatly support young people in Kenya and Uganda, serving as the foundational knowledge for these hubs.
Responsibilities> Research best practices and benchmarking from established Entrepreneurship HUBS and Existing Entrepreneurial Mentorship Programs. How do these HUBS and mentoring efforts work? What are their processes? What do their program and education modules look like? etc.
> Connect with existing Entrepreneurship HUBS, Incubators and Entrepreneurship Mentorship programs, Social Enterprises, etc., in cities, universities, schools, and other organizations/businesses to learn best practices for adoption in schools
> Identify prospects that can become part of an advisory team who can support the development of the school-based Entrepreneurship and Leadership HUBS
> Identify potential funders who can invest and get behind these HUBS
> Connect with our HQ team in the USA and country teams in Nigeria and Kenya to exchange knowledge regarding research and partners where the first Entrepreneurship and Leadership HUBS will be piloted
> Other priorities that will arise as this exciting project starts to dynamically develop
Requirements> Educational background in Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises and Business preferred
> Experience with Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprises and Business is a big plus
It is recommended that the position is a minimal 20 hours/week and can work remotely while being in contact with our core staff through weekly web meetings, Skype calls and so forth. If you live in the MD/DC/CT area, it is a plus as we have a location in Lanham, MD and Bridgeport, CT. We will welcome additional experienced inquires who may have limited time to offer, but whose experience in this area will be a valuable asset to the development of the project.