Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SE Forum) is a Swedish based non-profit organization, founded in 2004. SE Forum consist of a network of people working to promote, inspire and empower social entrepreneurs and those interested in the field and is currently run by a Board of Directors as well as two staff members. We are now looking for one or two interns for the fall of 2013, who will preferably be able to work full-time.

ABOUT SE FORUM 

Vision:

SE Forum wants to make the world a better place by promoting social entrepreneurship. We want to see a world where social entrepreneurship is gradually competing with traditional corporations and is seen as a norm rather than an alternative way of doing business, in both high- and low-income countries.

Mission:

SE Forum promotes Social Entrepreneurship through:

  • EMPOWERING social entrepreneurs by providing them with the support, tools and connections to enable them to realize their ideas.
  • INSPIRING people with stories about entrepreneurs and their creative solutions to our global challenges in order to stimulate new innovative ideas and solutions.
  • SHARING knowledge about social entrepreneurship and the business models and methods needed to create and scale social impact.

Programs: 

In 2011, SE Forum received funding from SIDA to implement an Outreach program, aiming to support entrepreneurs in Sweden and abroad who seek to address complex problems in developing countries. The Outreach program is currently the primary focus of SE Forum. The most significant component of Outreach is the “SE Outreach Accelerator” that was launched in April of 2012. The Accelerator provides enterprises with important resources, tools and skill sets during an intense 8-week period through seminars, workshops and individual coaching sessions. Another component of Outreach is “SE Innovation Labs”, three days long creative workshops aiming at supporting people with early stage ideas on social innovations. The SE Innovation Labs are primarily funded by Tillväxtverket.

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP 

As an intern for SE Forum you will be involved in the daily operations of SE Forum in general, and of the SE Outreach Program in particular. The internship will involve a broad spectrum of tasks, including event coordination and administration, with a particular focus on web-development and internal and external communication. The intern will work together with and report to SE Forum’s Program Director and Education Manager.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and organize events and seminars that aim to promote social entrepreneurship.
  • Help design marketing material both for print and digital media.
  • Maintain and develop SE Forum’s profile on the web, including various forms of social media.
  • Identify and research potential funders as well as help prepare funding proposals to different organizations and/or corporations.
  • Conduct research and map the actors in the social entrepreneurship field globally.
  • Assist in the recruitment process of entrepreneurs for Outreach Accelerator-program and SE Innovation Labs.
  • Help facilitate one or more of the SE Innovation Labs.

We are looking for a person whom:

  • has a strong interest in the field of social entrepreneurship and/or social development.
  • is a creative team-player who can work well independently.
  • is structured and well-organized and is willing to initiate and execute new ideas and projects.
  • is a “doer” with a demonstrated ability to combine and execute operational and administrative tasks at high standards.
  • has demonstrated experience with event planning and/or project management.
  • has communication and social media skills, preferably also knowledge in working with Word Press.
  • reads, writes and speaks fluent Swedish and English.

APPLICATION DETAILS AND DATES

Application deadline: Apply no later than August 12.

Interview period: Interviews will be conducted when the application period is over.

Internship period: September 2, 2013 — December 13, 2013 (start times are flexible based on availability).

Location: At Hub Stockholm, Riddargatan 17D (some work can also be conducted from home)

The internship is unpaid.

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to andrea@se-forum.se. Make sure to provide contact information to at least two references. Please include in the subject line: “Internship Application”. 

For additional questions related to this position, please contact SE Forum’s Education Manager, Andréa Råsberg via email at andrea@se-forum.se. The questions will be answered after July 29.