1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
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.