Thought leadership is the product of individuals or companies who are committed to a deeper understanding of their market and therefore create insightful analysis and content. The Intern will support the Office of the President with bringing the views of AEO corporate partnerships to bear on major debates on important topics. The goals of the internship is to expose Intern to the nexus of corporate partnership, social impact and how it influences policy. The Intern will have a close look into the thought leadership goals of various Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 AEO partners by working with AEO and its partners.
Partner Organization: ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY
The Association for Enterprise Opportunity is the leading voice of innovation for microfinance and microbusiness. Our mission is to create economic opportunity for underserved entrepreneurs throughout the United States. We engineer transformational change through research, convening, incubation, and advocacy to foster a robust and inclusive marketplace.
Position Description and Tasks
· The Thought Leadership Intern will perform these responsibilities:
· Support multiple project activities including literature reviews, data audits, quantitative analysis and expert interviews
· Co-produce compelling thought leadership to help our partners stand out and lead conversations
· Participate in and prepare for partner meetings
· Develop final deliverables for projects including case studies of AEO/corporate partnerships, PowerPoints and reports
· Support proposal and other business development activities
· Intellectual curiosity with a strongly developed analytical mindset
· An ability to work with designated project plans on set deadlines while demonstrating good time management skills
· Quantitative research experience a plus
· Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with corporate partners and internal stakeholders
General Student Expectations
The Fall 2021 semester runs from August 30-December 11th, allowing 15 weeks for service toward project goals. Students serving five hours per week will meet the 75-hours of service expected for the course. Orientation, training, and work toward project goals whether completed on or off-site all contribute toward this requirement. Time spent traveling to/from site or completing course reflection assignments does not.