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Youth Leadership Mentor

Approx. 50% Appointment in Summer 2014 (all positions filled)

Updated: Friday, May 9, 2014

Are you interested in promoting creative thinking? Are you good at mentoring people through offering guidance and insight? Do you get satisfaction from helping others set and reach goals?

The Stanford University Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness is committed to inspiring innovative thinking for sustainable development by sharing our expertise in research and education. We are seeking up to three passionately creative yet approachable undergraduate or graduate Stanford students for an internship to guide, counsel and mentor visiting students attending CSDGC Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership (YCISL) workshops in Summer 2014. These workshops are part of a growing effort to influence youth to think more broadly about how their educational development will affect their future – particularly in the cross-generational topic of sustainability.

The appointed interns will engage in pre-emptive readiness, frontline mentoring, and coaching for summer workshops. Mentoring and coaching will be the main responsibilities. Mentors derive significant beneficial experience in life skills development through these workshops especially in the areas of teamwork, teambuilding and emotional intelligence.

To be successful in this internship, we feel the candidate should have the following personal qualities: Initiative. Motivation. Can-do attitude. Persuasiveness. Encouraging. A balanced mix of reasoning and creativity. Further, an aptitude for communication and emotional intelligence will likely contribute to the intern’s positive experience and outcome.

Candidates MUST be current Stanford students at least through Summer 2014. Compensation based on the Stanford Undergraduate Wage Scale will be offered. The Summer 2014 appointment is on an hourly basis up to 50% of full-time. Workshops are scheduled from mid-July through mid-August. Mentor training will be scheduled in late Spring.

To be considered for this internship, submit via Cardinal Careers (Job ID#794542) to Colin Ong at cgong@stanford.edu your resumé and compelling cover letter by April 30, 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to meet for an interview.

Click here to read about the CSDGC Youth Leadership Development Program.

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