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Vacancy - Collaborations Intern

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Would you like to be part of a global movement of changemakers?
Catalyst is seeking a Collaborations Intern

Launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2020, Catalyst 2030 is a global community of social entrepreneurs, funders and other social change innovators who believe collaborative action and bold, new strategies are needed to address the crises of our time.

Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses, funders and others, Catalyst 2030 members are working toward changing systems at all levels. Cumulatively, members have already impacted the lives of millions, often with limited resources. Together, we envision the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all.

About the role

The Collaborations Team uses collaborations to accelerate systems change. We’re interested in testing the different ways that impactful collaborations happen, to see what works to accelerate change. To achieve scale, we realise that we cannot work alone. We work with people within and outside of the sector. The role of the Collaborations Team is to support members to create successful collaborations – proving that ‘me’ has to shift to ‘we’ in order to achieve systemic change.

Catalyst 2030 offers interns the opportunity to work with an international team, and to challenge themselves within the context of a vibrant and growing organisation.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting the development of member-led collaborations with administrative tasks liketaking minutes at meetings, scheduling meetings, maintaining our community platform Zoho to engage and inform members
Leading the onboarding of new collaborations
Conducting outreach to members interested in starting a collaboration
Supporting our global members by responding to information requests and directing them to opportunities across the community
Reporting on, and evaluating, the progress of collaborations using our internal operational and management systems

Helping to grow the collaborations through mapping members and also identifying potential new stakeholders to engage outside of the network
Identifying under-represented issues within the network which may need a new collaboration
Identifying thought leaders from within and outside of our community to showcase complex issues at our monthly events
Working with other teams across the secretariat to ensure that policy, funding and advocacy goals are integrated  into the collaborations

Requirements and Skills

Excited and curious – We like to chat about big messy issues
Proactive in seeking out solutions and pre-empting challenges
Ability to work in a multicultural and global environment and demonstrate cultural sensitivity
Great verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to think systematically about global issues
Proven organisational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, across time zones
Attention to detail
Desire to work collaboratively
Willingness to learn from experiences, positive and challenging
Fluency in English; other languages would be an asset e.g. Spanish, French
Hands-on attitude and willingness  to help out,  flexibility
Finalising, or towards the end of, your studies, with a strong interest in the SDG’s, collaborative methodologies, systemic change and social entrepreneurship
Preferably available full time for a minimum of four months

We offer

The opportunity to work with a young and dynamic team in a fast-paced global environment
Access to a global network of social change innovators
On-the-job training opportunities

Application Deadline

August 25th, 2023


The internship is a remote working position.

How to apply?
To apply, please email your CV and letter of motivation in English to Mishri Jain at

In your letter of motivation, please indicate how many hours a week you’d be willing to work, and your preferred start date.