Eat the Change: MBA Summer Internship
This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded MBA to join a dynamic and mission-driven start-up during their innagural year in business!
ABOUT EAT THE CHANGE
Climate change is real. Our choices about what we eat represent our single biggest opportunity to change our environmental footprint. Eat the ChangeTM is a platform to inform and empower consumers to make dietary choices consistent with their concerns around climate change.
We are launching businesses that make climate-friendly foods delicious, fun and accessible. In addition to our commercial efforts to offer consumers climate-friendly food options at eatthechange.com, we are also investing in non-profit organizations that educate and inspire consumers to make climate-conscious choices with their diet. In 2020, through the Eat the Change Impact Grants Program, we plan to award $333,000 to non-profits that educate and inspire consumers to make climate-conscious choices with their diet. You can learn about the ETC Impact grant program at www.eatthechange.org.
MBA INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
Eat the Change offers a summer internship for a hard-working, enthusiastic, and creative MBA student interested in gaining hands-on experience in a mission-driven organization. The intern will be immersed in Eat the Change’s fast-paced, ever-changing environment with new and exciting challenges thrown their way each day. Interns will be exposed to all sides of the business from education and activism to marketing, PR, sales, operations and product development. Ideal candidates for this position are open-minded and adapt well to dynamic environments.
MBA INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
The MBA intern will further our mission by providing comprehensive grant management support for ETC Impact (www.eatthechange.org). This person will take full ownership of the ETC Impact grant management process by developing a strategic framework to evaluate, select and award the ETC Impact grants; engage with our team and external partners/grantees to track and report on all funded activities; and develop a robust communications plan to announce the award cycle. This role will require the ability to manage multiple project deadlines, execute financial transactions and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and partners. Specific responsibilities include:
• Build grants management program: develop strategic framework for grant evaluation, select ion, payment milestones and communication plan
• Manage grant administration: input grant information and documentation into CRM database, monitor status, and manage all financial information, etc.
• Serve as ETC Impact communications lead: manage all outbound and direct response communication with active grantees while coordinating with other team members to ensure that appropriate points of contacts are engaged
• Develop consumer-facing communications plan: partner with internal and external marketing and PR partners to develop robust grant communications plan inclusive of marketing materials, digital content (blog posts, social media content, etc.) and PR announcements and events
• Manage one-off ETC Impact-related projects: develop a 2020 mission report that highlights ETC launch, critical milestones and grant award winners
There is also an opportunity to support the marketing team across various projects, which could include marketplace competitive assessments and innovation production development. To be determined at start of internship based on intern’s interest/relevant experience and pressing business needs.
Interns are considered part of the Eat the Change team, and as such are expected to participate in experiential marketing initiatives, sample product at local events, attend trade shows, and accompany sales team members on customer calls, as appropriate.
TIME COMMITMENT AND LOCATION
Internship runs full time through the summer at roughly 40 hours per week (for 12 weeks) based out of the Bethesda, MD. The intern should plan to start work during the first half of May, and target completion by the first week of August.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CULTURAL FIT
The ideal candidate has a strong interest in food, sustainability, and health and wellness, with a comfort level communicating through multiple channels and to various audiences. This candidate will also have a strong writing ability and appreciate the importance of Eat the Change’s unique brand “voice” and “look and feel.” This is a great opportunity to help an entrepreneurial enterprise launch its first grant program and to learn about the work involved in launching a start-up.
• Minimum of 5 years related experience, working towards MBA completion
• Proven track record in the following areas:
• Achieving positive, concrete results contributing to an organization’s success
• Working efficiently and diligently on the task at hand, putting in whatever time and effort is needed to do an excellent job
• Working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that demands creativity, collaboration and passion for the job at hand
Only applicants who include the following will be considered:
• Cover letter
• Choose one of the 2 assignments below and write a brief constructed response (BCR). BCRs should showcase your creativity and writing ability and should be approximately 400 words.
1. Why are you interested in working for Eat the Change? Tell us why you believe you would be the best candidate for the role.
2. If you were to create a new product under the Eat the Change umbrella, what would it be? Why is it a good fit for the Eat the Change brand and consumer?
To apply for Eat the Change’s MBA summer internship, email the above materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MBA Internship 2020”.
Areas of impact
- Impact Investing