World Space Week Association (WSWA) seeks an External Relations Intern to help support the Executive Director and the Global Team in their endeavors in leading the largest space event on Earth. This is a volunteer, unpaid, part-time position, for a period of 3 – 6 months. Intern is expected to work approximately 10 – 20 hours a week, with the support of the Executive Team. The position can be performed from anywhere in the world. Expected start date is 1 April, 2023.
This internship position is open to all students who are currently enrolled in Undergraduate or Graduate programs and have completed a minimum of two years of full-time studies, and to all who have completed their degrees within 1 year of the application for the internship. We are flexible to accommodate requirements by Universities to ensure that students are eligible for credits, including, but not limited to, increasing the required hours and providing final assessment; please inform us about those in advance. Communications Intern will be working under the supervision of the WSWA External Relations Manager and WSWA Executive Director.
About the position:
The internship position will give successful applicants insight into the work of an international non-governmental organization in the space sector. Interns will be directly exposed to day-to-day operations of the Association, including communications with partners, sponsors, and all preparations for the Association’s engagements in the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
External Relations Intern: The intern will work closely with the WSWA External Relations Manager and WSWA Executive Director, focusing on improving the relationship between the Association and our partners and sponsors. This will involve creating and executing strategy plans related to collaborations or new projects with partners/sponsors. The intern may also be responsible for looking for new potential partners that WSWA can partner with.
- Aiding the preparation and execution of new projects by researching and summarizing relevant information
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with other team members
- Taking initiative and suggesting new ideas
- Ability to multitask
- Should have excellent command of the English language
- Should be able to work flexible hours
- Should have interest in space
- MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) proficiency is required
- Provides own computer and access to the internet
- Fast response times in email and other forms of communication are desired
- Must have strong organizational skills and must be able to work independently
- Although location can be anywhere, you should be available throughout the workday European time, Monday – Friday
To apply, please send your CV with relevant experience, and one recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 March, 2023, 23:59am CET. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview on 23 and 24 March.