Internships

 



POSITIONS IN WASHINGTON, DC

Summer Tech Internship 2017

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), a Washington DC-based nonprofit, is working to open a new pathway to help people forcibly displaced from their home countries find work and self-reliance through international employment opportunities. TBB is overcoming the barriers refugees face in accessing the global labor market and is helping employers access the hidden pool of refugee talent. By unblocking existing skilled labor immigration opportunities, TBB is opening an additional legal pathway for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency.

Although humanitarian leaders and academics increasingly recognize that labor mobility can help displaced individuals lead productive self-sufficient lives, to date there has been no effective effort to connect this talent pool to private sector employers who recruit globally. Talent Beyond Boundaries has a goal to create a viable labor migration pathway for refugees around the globe.

A crucial component of TBB’s project is its Talent Catalog, an online data base where refugees record their work experience, education, and skills. TBB uses this data to then match refugees with job opportunities globally. Improving the platform and maximizing its efficiency are crucial to the success of TBB and TBB is looking to expand its technical team.

Talent Beyond Boundaries is looking summer interns with the following qualifications:

·      Undergraduate and graduate students specializing in statistics, computer science, information management or other quantitative fields

·      High-bandwidth communication skills; needs to be able to collaborate effectively with teammates working remotely

·      A self-starter capable of learning on the job

·      Experience developing web applications

·      Experience with database technologies (E.G. MySql, PostgreSql, etc)

Desired but not required skillsets:

·      Strong knowledge of PHP and MySql   

·      Strong knowledge of web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery

·      Familiarity with object-relational mapping (ORM) technologies

We are seeking full and part time interns. This position is unpaid. If interested, send your resume and cover letter to rlawrie@talentbeyondboundaries.org by April 1, 2017. 

Summer Research Internship 2017

Talent Beyond Boundaries is looking for undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduate researchers for a 2017 summer internship. TBB is looking for socially minded "doers" who are savvy and relentless at pushing the status quo. Interns should have excellent written and spoken communication skills. Everyone on the team brings a high level of enthusiasm, initiative and passion to our objective of linking refugees with employment. Experience with nonprofits or start-ups is desirable. Talent Beyond Boundaries is looking for both full-time and part-time interns.

TBB interns play a key role in the work of TBB. Past interns have:

·      Conducted market research on global skill gaps.

·      Researched important policy questions related to refugee protection, labor mobility, the Syrian refugee crisis, refugee integration, ethical recruitment, and corporate contributions to the refugee crisis.

·      Represented TBB at events and conducted outreach to humanitarian, development, academic or corporate stakeholders.

·      Drafted key messages for high-level discussions, such as with UNHCR and the State Department.

·      Written speeches for and attended conferences, such as with the World Bank, the Center for Global Development, the Global Forum for Migration and Development.

·      Contributed to strategic planning discussions with TBB staff and leadership.

·      Received mentorship from top lawyers and advocates in their fields.

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), a Washington DC-based nonprofit, is working to open a new pathway to help people forcibly displaced from their home countries find work and self-reliance through international employment opportunities. TBB is overcoming the barriers refugees face in accessing the global labor market and is helping employers access the hidden pool of refugee talent. By unblocking existing skilled labor immigration opportunities, TBB is opening an additional legal pathway for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency.

Although humanitarian leaders and academics increasingly recognize that labor mobility can help displaced individuals lead productive self-sufficient lives, to date there has been no effective effort to connect this talent pool to private sector employers who recruit globally. Talent Beyond Boundaries has a goal to create a viable labor migration pathway for refugees around the globe.

The interns will join a small, rapidly growing organization with ample opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the work. Interns will participate in strategic brainstorming and analysis meetings with the Executive Director, the founders, and other members of the team. In particular, researchers will work with the TBB staff on monitoring the pilot project and developing a strategy for scaling-up after the pilot project. The day-to-day tasks will include developing and standardizing pilot processes, research on gaps in the global labor market, trends in hiring professional or skilled workers, mapping and analyzing the skills and professional background of refugee populations, and the development of communication materials. In addition, research interns will be spokespersons for Talent Beyond Boundaries, and will have the opportunity to conduct outreach to potential corporate and humanitarian partners.

If interested, send your resume and cover letter to rlawrie@talentbeyondboundaries.org by April 1, 2017.

Summer Legal Fellow 2017

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) is looking for a law student to conduct legal research for an innovative social impact startup. Talent Beyond Boundaries, a Washington DC-based nonprofit, is working to open a new pathway to help people forcibly displaced from their home countries find work and self-reliance through international employment opportunities. TBB is overcoming the barriers refugees face in accessing the global labor market and is helping employers access the hidden pool of refugee talent. By unblocking existing skilled labor immigration opportunities, TBB is opening an additional legal pathway for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency.

Although humanitarian leaders and academics increasingly recognize that labor mobility can help displaced individuals lead productive self-sufficient lives, to date there has been no effective effort to connect this talent pool to private sector employers who recruit globally. Talent Beyond Boundaries has a goal to create a viable labor migration pathway for refugees around the globe.

This student will help:

·      Prepare TBB’s contribution to the Global Forum for Migration and Development’s (GFMD) recommendations on the United Nations Compact on Migrants

·      Create global migration policy recommendations

·      Identify key legal barriers that refugees face in accessing skilled migration pathways

·      Provide legal advice on skilled immigration pathways in various provinces in Canada

·      Conduct outreach to immigration firms in various countries

·      Conduct research on immigration law in various countries

This is an unpaid opportunity for full or part-time fellows. The fellow will join a small, rapidly growing organization with ample opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the work. You will work with experienced lawyers, including Gary Slaiman – a partner at Morgan Lews, Mary Louise Cohen – founding partner of Phillips & Cohen, and Bruce Cohen – who served for many years as Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee for Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy.

If interested, send your resume and cover letter to rlawrie@talentbeyondboundaries.org by April 1, 2017.

Summer Communications Internship 2017

Talent Beyond Boundaries is looking for a communications and social media intern for Summer 2017.

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), a Washington DC-based nonprofit, is working to open a new pathway to help people forcibly displaced from their home countries find work and self-reliance through international employment opportunities. TBB is overcoming the barriers refugees face in accessing the global labor market and is helping employers access the hidden pool of refugee talent. By unblocking existing skilled labor immigration opportunities, TBB is opening an additional legal pathway for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency.

Although humanitarian leaders and academics increasingly recognize that labor mobility can help displaced individuals lead productive self-sufficient lives, to date there has been no effective effort to connect this talent pool to private sector employers who recruit globally. Talent Beyond Boundaries has a goal to create a viable labor migration pathway for refugees around the globe.

Responsibilities:

·      Draft presentations for and speeches for venues including US State Dept, Global Forum on Migration and Development, and other high level discussions

·      Monitor and post on social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well as monitor and edit website

·      Draft newsletters, blog posts, op-eds, etc.

·      Assist with story-telling about pilot program participants

·      Participate in group strategy for post-pilot scaling and organizational development

·      Administrative support for TBB leadership

Interns will join a small, rapidly growing organization with ample opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the work. Interns will participate in strategic brainstorming and analysis meetings with the Executive Director, the founders, and other members of the team. TBB is looking for socially minded "doers" who are savvy and relentless at pushing the status quo. Interns should have excellent written and spoken communication skills. Everyone on the team brings a high level of enthusiasm, initiative and passion to our objective of linking refugees with employment. Experience with nonprofits or start-ups is desirable.

If interested, send your resume and cover letter to rlawrie@talentbeyondboundaries.org by April 1, 2017.

 

Summer Business Strategy Fellow 2017

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) is looking for a business school student or recent graduate to assist in business development of an innovative social impact startup. Talent Beyond Boundaries, a Washington DC-based nonprofit, is working to open a new pathway to help people forcibly displaced from their home countries find work and self-reliance through international employment opportunities. TBB is overcoming the barriers refugees face in accessing the global labor market and is helping employers access the hidden pool of refugee talent. By unblocking existing skilled labor immigration opportunities, TBB is opening an additional legal pathway for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency.

Although humanitarian leaders and academics increasingly recognize that labor mobility can help displaced individuals lead productive self-sufficient lives, to date there has been no effective effort to connect this talent pool to private sector employers who recruit globally. Talent Beyond Boundaries has a goal to create a viable labor migration pathway for refugees around the globe.

TBB is currently in the early stages of its pilot program, conducting outreach to refugees in Lebanon and Jordan and solidifying corporate partnerships globally. TBB is seeking a business strategy fellow to help strategize and grow the social enterprise at this critical stage. 

This fellow will help:

·      Strategize on models for long-term operational and financial sustainability, helping to create transition plan to a self-sustaining social enterprise

·      Help segment TBB’s customer base by performing market research and analysis on potential corporate partners who may hire refugee talent from TBB’s talent pool

·      Develop strategic communications strategies for corporate partners

·      Research on global labor market gaps and trends

·      Research and administrative support as necessary

This is an unpaid position, and we are seeking full or part time fellows. You will join a small, rapidly growing organization with ample opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the work. You will participate in strategic brainstorming and analysis meetings with the Executive Director, the founders, and other members of the team. You should have excellent written and spoken communication skills. Everyone on the team brings a high level of enthusiasm, initiative and passion to our objective of linking refugees with employment. Experience with nonprofits or start-ups is desirable.

If interested, send your resume and cover letter to rlawrie@talentbeyondboundaries.org by April 1, 2017.