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GRADUATE STUDENT, SOCIAL IMPACT FELLOWSHIPS, Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG Center) (part-time, 15-19 hrs/wk.), to support all aspects of the PKG Fellowship program and gain professional development in social impact and higher education. Will work with MIT students as they cultivate their visions of social change across diverse disciplines. Each year, about sixty students are awarded funding to consult with nonprofits, pilot their own social enterprise, or explore social impact careers through internships. Responsibilities will include advising undergraduate and graduate students on developing their social impact ideas and creating competitive applications; outreach to students and departments about PKG fellowships and other PKG Center opportunities; reviewing program applications from students and interviewing finalists; supporting students with reflecting on their work and impact; planning and implementing a speaker series featuring community partners, faculty, and students engaged in social impact work; managing program documentation; planning and implementing events such as reflection dinners and orientation events; writing blog articles or other media and supporting student bloggers; and program evaluation.
REQUIRED: enrollment as a graduate student at a Boston-area university in a related field, e.g., higher education management, international development, social work, public policy, social entrepreneurship, etc.; support for inclusive and equitable social change that integrates community voice; attention to detail; strong organizational, project management, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; ability to navigate/learn platforms like SMApply, Google Drive, Canva, Canvas, and Airtable; comfort advising students and helping them to refine their ideas; and sound judgment and discretion with sensitive information/documents. PREFERRED: experience with entrepreneurship, fundraising, project management, communications technologies, technology transfer, and other relevant areas; and field experience in emerging markets. Job #22731-1
Hiring rate: $16.75/hr.
2023-2024 academic calendar:
Fall semester: September 1 - December 22
Independent Activities Period: January 8 - January 29
Spring semester: February 2 - May 31
Will work a flexible hybrid work schedule, 15 to 19 hours/week, both in-person at PKG Center office and remotely.
The start date will be between May 22 and June 1, 2023, with an end date of approximately June 1, 2024, with the possibility of extension. There is also a possibility of working part of the summer of 2023 and/or 2024 depending upon need/availability.
While MIT will not sponsor a visa, applicants who have "nonimmigrant status" (such as F-1 student on approved OPT with written permission from their sponsoring institution/program with an approved I-765 Work Authorization) may be considered.
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