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Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: Hystra, a global consulting firm which helps corporations, social entrepreneurs, foundations and public sector actors design hybrid strategies for sustainable change, is looking to hire a Spring-Summer intern. They work with businesses and social sector pioneers to design, scale and execute sustainable strategies that combine the insights and resources of business and citizen sectors to profitably eradicate social and environmental problems.  Their offices are located in Paris.
Intern Responsibilities:  The IIP intern will be working closely with managers and partners, thus learning from experienced consultants, on various assignments/projects as needed.  Specific responsibilities will include: Researching and analyzing best practices on market-based approaches serving the BoP; Preparing and conducting expert interviews  (social entrepreneurs, business leaders, NGO managers, etc); Reviewing and analyzing social enterprise business plans;Preparing and presenting proposals and clients’ documents; actively participating in team meetings and work on other assignments as needed.

 Qualifications: Candidates with prior consulting experience, an international experience in a developing country, a proven interest in social enterprise and a deep commitment to solving social issues in developing countries are encouraged to apply. Skills in interviewing, analyzing data, and preparing presentations would be an asset.  French and/or additional languages would also be an asset. Candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills, including ease in conducting phone and face-to-face interviews, and proficiency in preparing presentation in PowerPoint; strong quantitative skills, at ease with analyzing financial data and proficient in Excel; attention to details, commitment to follow-through and self-organization; excellent interpersonal skills, within a team as well as with clients and partners will be given preference. The successful candidate will have previous work experience (including internships) in a management consulting firm, and at least one of the following: work experience “in the field”, or stay (more than 3 months) in a developing country, or personal involvement in social initiatives.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Intern #1:
Database work (about 70% of work) included: finding relevant projects to add to databases. The biggest project, Girls’ Empowerment, required analysis of over 300 ongoing projects. These projects were added to Excel with information on things like work, country, impact, reach, and business scale. Also I worked on Sanitation, Nutrition, Environment, and biodigesters databases. Website redesign ( about 15%) included: transferring content from old site to new site and figuring out new layout. This was a one-time deal, but future interns may be involved in basic site updating. Video editing (about 10%) included: Creating 5-minute videos from interviews with industry leaders. This involved overlaying interview footage with video and pictures taken from field studies. In-depth research (about 5%): Reviewing specific projects in detail and analyzing scholarly research for best practices. Intern #2: I worked on a few projects. For most of the duration of my internship, I conducted a competitive analysis and distilled findings regarding the social enterprise consulting industry and added a companion written explanatory document. I also researched/;prepared background information on private-public and cross-sector alliances, participated in a series of conference calls, synthesized notes from calls and helped prepare client presentations and report that were being finalized (by reviewing data, creating and updating slides, helping write an executive summary, etc.)...I learned about the specifics of the social enterprise consulting niche Hystra occupies, as well as both the philosophy and day-to-day operations of a boutique consulting firm. Hystra is a pretty open and horizontal organization, and we went on a corporate retreat that was about internal strategic planning, so I was able to pick up greater insight that way.

View PowerPoint presentations by past interns:
Lin Victoria Hystra France.pptx
Hystra, France, Liebman, Jonathan.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.