BFI Challenge Coordinator Intern
Released: August 10, 2010
Closing Date: September 6, 2010
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Notice: Seeking a Buckminster Fuller Challenge, Administrative Intern
Looking for a stellar opportunity to make connections with an international community that is seeking to solve some of our most pressing global problems? Come join us, build your network, gain valuable work experience and credentials, and make a difference at the same time.
Estimated dates: 9/15/10 through 6/15/11
Hours: 5 hours per day – 25 hours per week
Honoraria: $2000 per semester
Who you are:
You are an exceptionally organized, detailed oriented professional, with outstanding ability to coordinate and synthesize multiple sources of information. Fluent in Microsoft Office programs including Powerpoint, Excel, Word, also familiar with online or desktop databases management systems, scheduling programs and video meeting programs. Knowledge of, or willingness to work with video editing programs and image programs like iMovie and Adobe suite for website content. You have excellent writing skills and ideally are a graduate student in Non-Profit Administration, Business, Art Administration, Architecture, Urban Planning or related field.
Assist program manager in the organization and administration of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Program. Assist in the implementation and coordination of all aspects of the selection process, including assisting entrants with their application process, review process scheduling; and creating all necessary collateral materials for the review team and the Jury during the review process. Assist with due-diligence and research on entries as needed. Serve as the primary technical facilitator and troubleshooter the day of the entry deadline; assist in production of conferring ceremony. Assist with website content and upkeep.
This is an opportunity to build lasting relationships in the space of comprehensive, integrated problem solving across multiple sectors of human endeavor. You will be offered complimentary admission to all Buckminster Fuller Challenge events. This internship includes an honoraria of $2000 a semester and covers travel and lunch, daily. We are also happy to work with your school for course credit, special research projects, or work study.
If you are a highly motivated, detail oriented and organized individual, knowledgeable about program development, non-profit management and/or sustainability, please apply.
In a pdf document please send your resume and/or curriculum vitae, via email, along with a cover letter detailing your interest in this field and in this role, as well as how you feel you can contribute, to:
JenJoy Roybal, Program Manager
JenJoy [at] bfi [dot] org
Put ‘BFI-Challenge Intern’ in the subject line.
About the Buckminster Fuller Challenge:
The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an annual international design Challenge awarding $100,000 development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. It attracts bold, visionary, tangible initiatives focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Winning solutions are regionally specific yet globally applicable and present a truly comprehensive, anticipatory, integrated approach to solving the world's complex problems.
About the Buckminster Fuller Institute:
The Buckminster Fuller Institute is dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet's ecosystems. We aim to deeply influence the ascendance of a new generation of design-science pioneers who are leading the creation of an abundant and restorative world economy that benefits all humanity.
Our programs combine unique insight into global trends and local needs with a comprehensive approach to design. We encourage participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on a crucial synthesis of whole systems thinking, Nature's fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.
By facilitating convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design and technology, our work extends the profoundly relevant legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. In this way, we strive to catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges before us.
Thank you for your interest in the Buckminster Fuller Institute and the Challenge!