Catalyst 2030 internship – Organising the First Awards Ceremony

Communication and Information Sciences, Languages and Philological Sciences, Social Sciences
4 Jan, 2021 to 2 Jul, 2021
13 Dec, 2020

General information

6 months

Catalyst 2030 internship – Organising the First Awards Ceremony

One Family Foundation is a small family foundation with big ambitions, run by one of the World’s leading Social Entrepreneurs. Our open door policy and collaborative working methods have quickly led to high network individuals, organizations and social entrepreneurs joining forces with us to create a network enhancing and growing impact across all regions of the globe. 

One Family together with many partners aim at solving social issues in order to trigger change in the world for the better. We strongly believe that collaboration is the key to bringing about a more equitable world for all citizens and especially the most vulnerable. 

Would you like to get onboard a global movement of changemakers?  

The Catalyst 2030 movement was initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social entrepreneurs. Research carried out the Social Progress Imperative shows that at the current pace of progress, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be achieved in 2074. One Family believes that with collaboration this pace can be greatly accelerated, thus this network was initiated by around 100 of the most influential organisations and innovative social entrepreneurs and their associates to join forces to create more impact in a shorter time scale. 

In brief, the movement is operating on every level: local/national, regional and global. It aims at strengthening the collaboration across civil society, multilateral organisations, social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, impact investors and governments.  The goal is scaling up already existing, proven, successful solutions for systemic change and thus accelerating the impact that will help us reach the SDGs by 2030.  

Who we’re looking for: 

We are currently recruiting for an intern to help with the research & development of the Catalyst Awards. This will be the first of these award ceremonies, so much needs to be researched and completed in the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, good communication and social media skills are required.

What are the Catalyst Awards?

Many traditional change efforts use celebrations to highlight the achievement of a project when marking the end of a process. In contrast, we believe that celebrations are equally important and effective on the journey towards change. They highlight positive steps and important moments, illustrate developing actions that contribute to the desired outcome and recognise the support of relevant partners. Celebrations are a powerful tool to move the process forward and to keep participants motivated and involved.

To accelerate collaborative systems change (CSC) and to support the work of our partners, we want to celebrate the ecosystem that makes effective systems change possible. In March 2021, Catalyst 2030 will confer the first annual Catalyst Awards to recognise those actors who enable collaborative efforts to achieve the SDGs. These awards are thus envisaged to celebrate milestones on the path towards systems change and process itself.

One Family offers the Intern the opportunity to work with young people from various countries, and to challenge him/herself within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and coordination of the Catalyst Awards
  • Creating a database of potential awardees
  • Creating and posting of social media for the Catalyst Awards
  • Creation of promotional material for the Catalyst Awards
  • Assist in producing and editing diverse documents
  • Updating and preparing overviews
  • Coordinate/support internal and external activities (local or international meetings, travel and other logistics, drafting and editing of minutes, presentations, partners communications via email or telephone etc);
  • Other ad hoc tasks.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Finalising or towards the end of your studies, with a strong interest in the SDG’s sustainability, systemic change and social entrepreneurship;
  • Fluency in English; other languages would be an asset e.g. Spanish, French, Arabic, etc;
  • Internationally orientated;
  • Good marketing and communication skills including an affinity with social media
  • Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment;
  • Hands-on attitude and willing to help out flexibly if required;
  • Preferably available immediately for a minimum of six months (part-time negotiable);
  • Able to work remotely

One Family Offers:

  • The opportunity to work with a young and dynamic team in a fast-paced global environment
  • Exposure to a young and dynamic network of more than 550 organisations scattered across the globe including Skoll Foundation, Ashoka and Echoing Green.
  • On-the-job training opportunities
  • No remuneration costs available

How to apply?

To apply, please email your CV and letter of motivation in English to Yvonne Moholt at [email protected] 

*Due to the current situation relating to COVID-19 the internship will be fully remote.

No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
English: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: