SGAC is Looking for a Full-Time Spring Intern 2019

//SGAC is Looking for a Full-Time Spring Intern 2019

SGAC is looking for a full time intern to work under the supervision of the Executive Director in its headquarter in Vienna, Austria. The internship will have a duration of 4 months from 1st March 2019 – 30th June 2019.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019

About the Internship

The intern will work under the direction of the SGAC Executive Director to support SGAC day to day activities in the office, and support preparations for the Space Generation Fusion Forum 2019 to be held in Colorado Springs (USA) as well as the SGAC/UNOOSA side event on Youth2030 at the General Assembly of COPOUS in June 2019.

The SGAC intern together with the SGAC Executive Director report to the SGAC Chairs who act on behalf of the SGAC Executive Committee

Responsibilities

Preparation toward Space Generation Fusion Forum (SGFF) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

  • Support the SGFF event team (up to 15 international volunteers)
  • Assist with preparation of any SGAC products (brochures, flyers, diploma etc.) to be used during SGFF
  • Assist with the preparation of the SGFF 2-day rundown
  • Work together with the SGFF media team and assist with the coordination of the SGFF PR & Communication corner
  • Support the team with the SGFF logistic on-site

Preparation toward the SGAC activities at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

  • Support the Executive Director for the different SGFF activities (meetings, speeches etc.)
  • Assist with preparation of any SGAC side activities during the 35th Space Symposium

Preparation toward the 62nd session of the UN COPUOS General Assembly in Vienna, Austria and the SGAC/United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs side event

  • Support the Executive Director with the SGAC delegation, SGAC statement and technical presentation
  • Support SGAC with meetings, gatherings and other side activities to COPUOS
  • Support SGAC and UNOOSA with the Youth 2030 side event by working closely with the Youth 2030 team (SGAC and UNOOSA), working on the event on-site at the UN, and helping with preparations of the event (including web, social media, paper selections, etc).
  • Support SGAC and UNOOSA with the development of the Conference Room Paper to be presented at the 62nd session of the UN COPUOS General Assembly in Vienna, Austria

Operations Management

  • Provide guidance to the volunteers and motivate and monitor inter and intra sub-team communication
  • Oversee and ensure professional quality outputs from the volunteer team
  • Assist the management of the SGAC Office, management of physical and electronic documentation
  • Assist with the coordination of the teams (Website, Project Groups, Scholarships, PR and Communications, Recruitment, Finance, Legal, Strategic Partnerships Team, Reports, Memberships, Alumni, Regional and Local events)
  • Assist with preparation of any SGAC products before release including papers, reports, web content and brochures

Estimated time commitment: This is a Full-Time position requiring approximately 40 hours per week in accordance to Austrian law.

Necessary Qualifications and Skills

  • SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and being 18-35 years of age for the duration of the appointment
  • Ability to work legally at our headquarters in Vienna, Austria (i.e. no visa will be processed by SGAC for this position)
  • Ability to travel to Colorado Springs, United States (including ability to get the relevant visa needed to enter the United States if necessary)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
  • Ability to be proactive and to take initiatives
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel (and the corresponding Google Suite)
  • Professional Fluency (Speaking, Reading, and Writing) in English
  • Web & Social Media skills a plus (including the familiarity with Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Slack and WordPress)
  • Awareness of international cooperation principles, concepts and techniques
  • Cross Cultural Awareness: Establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds

Highly desirable skills:

Compensation

  • SGAC will pay the intern a honorarium of 900 euros per month for the 4 months of your contract
  • SGAC can provide credit/recommendation letter necessary to fulfilling internship requirements in your academic program

Travel and Conferences:

  • Round trip travel (from Vienna to Colorado Springs and back), accommodation, registration fees to attend the Space Generation Fusion Forum and the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs USA from the 6th to 12th of April 2019.
  • Round trip travel (from Vienna to London), accommodation, registration fees to attend the European Space Generation Workshop in May 2019.
  • Attendance at the 62nd session of the UN COPUOS General Assembly in Vienna, Austria and the SGAC/United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs side event
  • Per diem benefits as per relevant SGAC policy while travelling on SGAC business to the above conferences

Please note, SGAC does not cover expenses for successful applicant to travel to Vienna, Austria from their current place of residence.

Benefits

This is your chance to help shape the future of a global space nonprofit. You get to:

  • Interact with the different state delegations at UN COPUOS sessions
  • Interact with senior-level leaders in the international space sector
  • Work with the next generation of international space sector leaders in the world’s largest youth space network
  • Work with space policy experts
  • Access relevant space policy materials, documents, magazines, etc.
  • Possibilly be nominated for SGAC scholarships such as the Space Generation Leadership Awards or Global Grants
  • Benefit from SGAC discounts on event registration for team members

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete our Vacancy Application by 15 January 2019 with the following documents as attachments:

  • A Letter of Intent (maximum 1 page)
  • Your CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • List of three past experiences and how they have prepared you for this role (maximum 1 page)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications Open1 December 2018
Application Close15 January 2019
Review of Applications15 January – 18 January 2019
Invitation to Interview18 – 25 January 2019
Announcement of Outcome28 January 2019
Start of Internship1 March 2018
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. African Space Generation Workshop 2018

    December 17 - December 18
  2. SG[Thailand] 2019

    January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
  3. SG[France] 2019

    June 17, 2019