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MBA/MPA Summer Associate - International Social Impact

International Social Impact | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for MBA/MPA Summer Associate to work in our International Social Impact department. This MBA/MPA Summer Associate will join the International Social Impact department. International Social Impact is responsible for Sesame’s international social impact programs and productions, including our multi-faceted work in India, Bangladesh and South Africa, as well topic-based initiatives such as WASH and Girl Talk. The team’s work encompasses production, project management and education / curriculum development, in addition to the development of new proposals and programs. Students must be currently enrolled to apply. 


We will be hosting two optional webinars to provide more information about Sesame Workshop on January 14th and 21st. Please use the following link to request an invite: https://forms.office.com/r/RZF3LhXqmV. Sign-ups will close two days before the webinar (e.g., on January 12th for the webinar on the 14th, and on January 19th for the webinar on the 21st).” 

The summer internship is project-based, with the Summer Associate intended to work on one major project throughout the course of the summer. Potential projects include:  

  • Developing indicators for assessing reach of International Social Impact content distributed through broadcast and digital means 
  • Creating a landscape analysis of organizations using media for education and behavior change for young children and analyzing where the market may go in the future  
  • Designing an end-to-end program to identify and explore trends affecting core areas of Sesame Workshop’s global social impact work, including developing a potential budget, staff allocation, and output for annual trend forecasting and reporting 

The role requires being able to assess and analyze large amounts of information/data, develop a coherent point of view, and present the information to stakeholders in a manner that enables effective decision-making. Synthesis of recent findings/recommendations and presentations to Sesame’s International Social Impact leadership will be regular. 

Candidates for the MBA/MPA Summer Associate role will first be evaluated for the competencies and qualifications listed. After the MBA/MPA Associate is selected, projects will be determined based on the Associate’s specific skills and interests and the needs of Sesame Workshop. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Current MBA or MPA student, interested in international development and social impact   
  • Proven ability to lead in generating hypotheses, identifying information sources, gathering and interpreting data, executing analysis, and presenting findings to team members and stakeholders 
  • Strong analytical skills, including deep experience with conducting financial analysis and modeling 
  • Demonstrated ability to write effectively and communicate ideas in PowerPoint decks 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and work effectively with people at all levels in the organization 
  • Prior consulting or strategy experience in international contexts is a plus 
  • Prior experience in social enterprises and/or with social entrepreneurship is also a plus  

 

 Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter; we want to understand why you’re interested in working for Sesame Workshop and what skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this role. 

The application for this role will close on February 4th. However, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

The summer internship will last for 9-10 weeks, with start date to be negotiated.  

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Other: 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Hours per Week: 40 

Wage/ Salary: $1,850 / week 

 

About Sesame Workshop:

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering preschool educational television show. The mission of Sesame Workshop is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. The Workshop is a global educational force for change with the goal of reaching and helping the world's most vulnerable children. Sesame appears in more than 150 countries, serving kids through a wide range of media and community engagement programs. All of the Workshop’s programs are grounded in rigorous research and individually tailored to the curriculum needs and cultures of the communities they serve. 

 

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