Students

No matter what your major might be, the Beeck Center welcomes all Georgetown students to work, learn, question and grow with us. We offer a number of pathways for students to engage with us here at the Center:

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Students

Learn With Us

The Beeck Center offers a series of experiential courses, seminars and pop-up classes that provide students with the necessary skills and tools for addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Students apply a host of interdisciplinary, cross-cutting conceptual frameworks and best practices to actual case studies; oftentimes with real world clients. All Beeck Center courses are highly interactive in nature, utilizing both the socratic method and the design thinking process to arrive at truly innovative solutions.

Social Impact At Scale

Led by Beeck Center Executive Director Sonal Shah and Dr. Hollie Russon-Gilman, this 3-credit course couples academic coursework with consulting for a real-life international client. Past client engagements have included (1) scaling a feeding program for at-risk Filipino children, led by Ateneo University in Manilla; and (2) promoting a financial literacy training program for female entrepreneurs in rural India, led by Mann Deshi Bank. Students apply their cross-disciplinary classroom training in social innovation, design thinking, rapid prototyping, economic development, data and technology studies to build scalable solutions for their social sector clients.

Social Innovation at Scale has been my favorite course at Georgetown thus far. Ali Walton

Social Movements in the 21st Century

This four-part seminar led by national social sector leader Paul Schmitz explores the history and development of modern social movements, ranging from the Civil Rights movement to the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter. The seminar looks at each these movements through the lens of how the rapid explosion of digital tools and citizen engagement technologies has allowed for large stakeholder groups to connect and organize in new ways.

Technology and Democracy

Led by Sonal Shah and Dr. Hollie Russon-Gilman, this intense full day socratic seminar examines the role of technology in our lives and future trends in civil society. Students explore and reflect on the intersection between data, technology and policy and how they affect modern day governance structures.

Work with Us

Do you want to gain real world work experience while making a positive social impact? Then consider working with us here at the Beeck Center! We offer several paid and unpaid fellowship opportunities depending on your interest and availability; please fill out this form to formally express interest in the program, and we will let you know of our next open positions.

Student Analyst – Summer 2017

We will open applications for this position in late Spring 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this role and receiving updates on the application status, please complete this form.

About this Position

Student Analysts at the Beeck Center are driven self-starters looking to drive change in communities. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As an analyst you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: graphic design, business operations, programming, communications, research, and administrative/ event support. Ideal candidates are comfortable with a start-up work environment and strive to tackle social challenges greater than themselves. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the social sector is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of ongoing efforts in areas such as Pay for Success and Impact Investing is a plus.

Responsibilities

Student Analysts will be assigned to roles that match their interest and areas of experience. Responsibilities may consist of the following tasks (but not limited to):

Communications & Design

  • Generate content for the Beeck Center’s social media channels and website (i.e. upcoming events, latest news, photos, and videos) and blog (sourcing original content or partnering with guest bloggers and thought-leaders)
  • Assist in management of Beeck Center social media platforms to engage GU and external community (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn)
  • Compile and analyze analytics for Beeck Center channels
  • Assist with content and layout for Beeck Center monthly newsletter and manage updates to mailing list
  • Identify external and internal opportunities to leverage the impact of the Center
  • Visual design abilities and experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Build out and maintain a robust media contact list

Business & Operations

  • Assist in organizing the Beeck Center’s operations (space, finances, processes)
  • Assist in Beeck Center staff and various board meetings
  • Help to create a business and sustainability plan for Beeck Center’s operations
  • Identify opportunities to track and maintain information and the impact of Center operations
  • Assist in special projects
  • Manage data (docs, files, contacts) and help to build out CRM (customer relationship management)
  • Office management (supplies, materials, visitor relations)

Programming

  • Support thought leadership work through research, analysis, and writing/editing
  • Conduct research on Pay for Success, Impact Investing, and other outcomes-based government initiatives both nationally and internationally; synthesize and collect information from a diversity of sources
  • Identify potential collaboration and publicity opportunities with outside partners
  • Provide administrative support related to grant reporting
  • Monitor ongoing legislative developments, news reports, and relevant publications
  • Attend and summarize panels and talks on behalf of the Beeck Center
  • Provide logistical support for events, convenings, roundtables, and panels, including managing invite lists, drafting emails, creating materials, running administrative errands, making travel arrangements, etc.

Engagement

  • Assist in planning of Beeck Center as-needed events, interactive programming, and convenings (research, strategy, engagement, set up, and clean up)
  • Help build community on and off campus and facilitate engagement with the Beeck Center
  • Assist in the development of a student engagement strategy, particularly in planning activities during New Student Orientation and additional student programming in the Fall
  • Identify opportunities to track and maintain information and the impact of center engagement
  • Assist with maintaining email contact database

***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.

Reporting and Compensation

Looking for Beeck Center full-time staff.

Must be able to commit 20 hours per week. Wages for hourly student employees based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines: https://seo.georgetown.edu/cimages/GMSJob&CompensationGradeProfiles.pdf

To Apply

Please email the following information to Wilnie Petrash at: Wilnie.Petrash@georgetown.edu:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email
  • School and Year
  • Resume
  • Writing sample: This can be a short essay of 3-5 pages that you have written, perhaps for a class or in your free time.
  • Cover letter. Your cover letter should address the following questions:
    • How do your experiences and/or interests align with the mission and goals of the Beeck Center?
    • What unique qualifications can you bring to this position?
    • Share an example of something that you’ve done that “made an impact” (and reflects how you might contribute to the Beeck Center).

Research Fellow (Unpaid) – Summer 2017

We will open applications for this position in late Spring 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this role and receiving updates on the application status, please complete this form.

About this Position

Student Volunteers at the Beeck Center are driven self-starters looking to drive change in communities. They are passionate, responsible, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious. As a Research Fellow you will be expected to contribute to team efforts, requiring flexibility and a strong work ethic. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: graphic design, business operations, programming, communications, research, and administrative/ event support. Ideal candidates are comfortable with a start-up work environment and strive to tackle social challenges greater than themselves. An understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the social sector is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of ongoing efforts in areas such as Pay for Success and Impact Investing is a plus.

Responsibilities

Student Volunteers will be assigned to roles that match their interest and areas of experience. Responsibilities may consist of the following tasks (but not limited to):

Communications & Design

  • Generate content for the Beeck Center’s social media channels and website (i.e. upcoming events, latest news, photos, and videos) and blog (sourcing original content or partnering with guest bloggers and thought-leaders)
  • Assist in management of Beeck Center social media platforms to engage GU and external community (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn)
  • Compile and analyze analytics for Beeck Center channels
  • Assist with content and layout for Beeck Center monthly newsletter and manage updates to mailing list
  • Identify external and internal opportunities to leverage the impact of the Center
  • Visual design abilities and experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Build out and maintain a robust media contact list

Business & Operations

  • Assist in organizing the Beeck Center’s operations (space, finances, processes)
  • Assist in Beeck Center staff and various board meetings
  • Help to create a business and sustainability plan for Beeck Center’s operations
  • Identify opportunities to track and maintain information and the impact of Center operations
  • Assist in special projects
  • Manage data (docs, files, contacts) and help to build out CRM (customer relationship management)
  • Office management (supplies, materials, visitor relations)

Programming

  • Support thought leadership work through research, analysis, and writing/editing
  • Conduct research on Pay for Success, Impact Investing, and other outcomes-based government initiatives both nationally and internationally; synthesize and collect information from a diversity of sources
  • Identify potential collaboration and publicity opportunities with outside partners
  • Provide administrative support related to grant reporting
  • Monitor ongoing legislative developments, news reports, and relevant publications
  • Attend and summarize panels and talks on behalf of the Beeck Center
  • Provide logistical support for events, convenings, roundtables, and panels, including managing invite lists, drafting emails, creating materials, running administrative errands, making travel arrangements, etc.

Engagement

  • Assist in planning of Beeck Center as-needed events, interactive programming, and convenings (research, strategy, engagement, set up, and clean up)
  • Help build community on and off campus and facilitate engagement with the Beeck Center
  • Assist in the development of a student engagement strategy, particularly in planning activities during New Student Orientation and additional student programming in the Fall
  • Identify opportunities to track and maintain information and the impact of center engagement
  • Assist with maintaining email contact database

***Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.

Reporting and Compensation

This is a volunteer position looking for students who can commit 8-15 hours per week.

To Apply

Please email the following information to Wilnie Petrash at: Wilnie.Petrash@georgetown.edu:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email
  • School and Year
  • Resume
  • Writing sample: This can be a short essay of 3-5 pages that you have written, perhaps for a class or in your free time.
  • Cover letter. Your cover letter should address the following questions:
    • How do your experiences and/or interests align with the mission and goals of the Beeck Center?
    • What unique qualifications can you bring to this position?
    • Share an example of something that you’ve done that “made an impact” (and reflects how you might contribute to the Beeck Center).

Digital Communications Associate – Summer 2017

We will open applications for this position in late Spring 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this role and receiving updates on the application status, please complete this form.

About this Position

Do you want to make an impact on communities while honing your skills in digital communications and engagement? Do you wake up every morning to a Twitter feed filled with insightful articles from some of the world’s biggest movers and shakers in the worlds of social innovation, data, technology and digital marketing? Are you impatient, detail-oriented, creative, data-driven, proactive, passionate and entrepreneurial? If this sounds like you, then you might be the next Digital Engagement Associate here at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation.

As the Center’s Digital Engagement Associate, you will manage the Center’s day-to-day social media and email marketing campaigns, while tracking and growing our base of digital supporters, advocates and partners.

Responsibilities

Social Media Management

  • Manage Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
    • Curate relevant content to reach the Center’s target audiences
    • Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written)
    • Monitor, listen and respond to users in a “Social” way while cultivating relationships and potential partnerships
    • Develop and expand community and/or blogger outreach efforts
    • Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog)
    • Design, create and manage promotions and Social ad campaigns
    • Compile report for management showing results (ROI)
  • Become an advocate for the Beeck Center in Social Media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate
  • Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy
  • Identify threats and opportunities in user-generated content surrounding the Beeck
    Center’s primary focus areas. Report notable threats to appropriate management
  • Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising the Social Media campaigns
  • Monitor effective benchmarks (best practices) for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results
  • Live tweet during relevant events on behalf of the Beeck Center

Email Marketing & Database Management

  • Assist in the creation of email marketing campaigns, updates and messages to promote Beeck Center events, activities and intellectual property
  • Ensure email marketing messages are conveyed clearly and delivered properly to relevant audience segments.
  • Manage, maintain and optimize the Center’s contact database.
  • Follow up on interested respondents.
  • Purge non-deliverable email addresses and opt-outs.
  • Create new audience segmentations on an ongoing basis.
  • Track and analyze direct and interactive marketing campaigns.
  • Use statistical analysis and reports to create campaigns.
  • Develop and code the list segmentation for all direct and interactive marketing campaigns.

*Positions involve access to confidential material. Discretion, maturity, and confidential management of all incidental information acquired on the job is essential.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled Georgetown University undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in assisting in the management of an organization or student club’s social media channels, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
  • Experience using a Contact Relationship Management system (i.e. Salesforce, SugarCRM) desired but not required.
  • Experience using an Email Marketing system (i.e. My Emma, MailChimp) desired but not required.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) etc. required.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills required.
  • Solid grasp of graphic design principles required; experience using the Adobe Creative
  • Suite and Canva desired but not required.

Reporting and Compensation

Reporting to Liz Anderson. Must be able to commit 20 hours per week. Wages for hourly student employees based on Georgetown University’s Student Employment Office guidelines: https://seo.georgetown.edu/cimages/GMSJob&CompensationGradeProfiles.pdf

To Apply

Please email the following information to Liz Anderson at: Elizabeth.Anderson@georgetown.edu:

  • Your first and last name
  • Email
  • School and Year
  • Resume
  • Writing sample: This can be a short essay of 3-5 pages that you have written, perhaps for a class or in your free time.
  • Cover letter. Your cover letter should address the following questions:
    • How do your experiences and/or interests align with the mission and goals of the Beeck Center?
    • What unique qualifications can you bring to this position?
    • Share an example of something that you’ve done that “made an impact” (and reflects how you might contribute to the Beeck Center).

Write With Us

Interested in contributing your voice to the Beeck Center blog? We would love to share your research, reflections and recommendations with our community to encourage, educate and empower our readers. Take a look at our editorial guidelines for more information on how to contribute.

Explore With Us

The Beeck Center’s signature student engagement program, GU Impacts, provides Georgetown University students experiential learning opportunities in the social sector within the U.S. and around the world. GU Impacts fellows participate in 10-week summer internships with cutting-edge organizations and social enterprises in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Convene with Us

The Beeck Center provides monetary and consulting support to a select number of on campus student-led convenings and events every year. To qualify for Beeck Center support, the event must follow an interactive format (think Hackathons, design challenges and competitions), be cross-disciplinary in terms of content and approach, be located either on campus or in the D.C. area, and must aim to address a systemic social or environmental challenge. If your convening matches this criteria, please complete this form and a member of the Beeck Center team will be in touch.

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