Who We Are
Philanthropy in Motion (PIM) is a social enterprise with a mission to empower young people with the education, resources, and networks to become mission-driven leaders and effective changemakers. We’re driven by a vision is to change society’s traditional definition of success from financially-driven to impact-driven. Since our inception, we have empowered hundreds of young people to fund and support innovative social ventures across Greater China. Our clients and partners range from the likes of World Bank to Peking University, and we have been recognized by Forbes, the Economist, and other news media for our work in the social impact space.
Our team is diverse in our backgrounds and experiences, but we share a common commitment to social impact. Today, our community of current and former team members are leading social impact initiatives and pursuing diverse paths to make a difference in communities around the world.
What We Do
PIM designs education and leadership programs founded on a “learning by doing” model for investigating and solving social problems, partnering closely with universities, community organizations, social enterprises, and practitioners to create projects that have sustainable real world impact.
Here are a few examples of what you might be a part of in 2019:
Organizing 益创未来 – Innovation for Impact, our annual conference on social innovation featuring high-level leaders from tech, philanthropy, business, and more with the goal of re-imagining philanthropy;
Leading Global Social Innovation Accelerator programs to Rwanda (Kigali), San Francisco and Delhi for emerging entrepreneurs;
Guiding young people through experiential curricula on social entrepreneurship, impact investing and more from Ashoka, Acumen, Stanford, and Wharton;
Driving partnerships with grassroots social enterprises focused on sustainability, gender, education and more;
A global team of alumni from Yale, Harvard, and Columbia with a diverse range of expertise in management consulting, international development, law, non-profit evaluation, and internet technology.
What We Believe
Diverse, purpose-driven community: We believe in linking networks of students and changemakers with mentors from social impact organizations, corporate, and government. Our community is unique in its breadth and diversity in careers, backgrounds, and nationalities, but united by their common Interest in social innovation and impact.
World-class curricula and teaching of social innovation and impact: We believe that social impact is an art and science that deserves the best curriculum and pedagogy.
Resources for real world impact: We believe that our education should not just benefit students’ own personal growth but also generate real world impact in solving social problems.
Linking China and the world: We believe in acting as a bridge to foster a productive exchange and engagement between China and the world that is centered around social responsibility.
How to Apply
For Fellowships and internships, please send your resume and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before Mar 15 (Round 2).
PIM Fellowships are designed for young professionals or graduate students interested in exploring the social innovation landscape – by doing it. We welcome applicants from diverse expertise areas – design, tech, law, academia, education – driven to gain hands-on experience in the field of social innovation.
Fellows work at the strategy-level to support PIM’s expanding programs but roles could vary based on past expertise and interests. Applicants should note in their cover letter specifically what attracts you to PIM given your background and professional goals, and what you hope to learn from a PIM Fellowship.
Education & Research Fellow:
Providing research and programmatic input for designing and developing new experiential curricula
Lay the groundwork for new programs including plans for development and evaluation
Business Development Fellow:
Cultivating and managing relationships with funders such as foundations, universities, and corporates
Drafting proposals and pitches to support program development
Expanding and working with our portfolio of community organizations to build their capacity
Impact Investment Fellow:
Develop impact investment curriculum and programs
Engagement with relevant stakeholders and research on rising trends
Program Facilitators & Mentors:
Facilitate or mentor workshops on design thinking, negotiation, social investment, impact investment and more
Must demonstrate past experience in workshop facilitation and/or classroom management
Who You Are:
Graduate-level student or professional with a track record in relevant field including consulting, social impact, investing, education or philanthropy
Excellent interpersonal skills, with outstanding written and verbal communication in both English and Mandarin Chinese
High level of business acumen, capable of analyzing situations, and making strategic pitches in anticipation of future trends
Attention to detail and processes, with familiarity in design and presentation skills
We consider Fellows as full members of our team and as such set high expectations. At the same time, we understand that you may be balancing graduate coursework or a full-time job so offer both full-time and part-time fellowships:
Part-time: 10 hours per week, minimum commitment of 6 months
Full-time: 35-40 hours per week, minimum commitment of 3 months
Please indicate in your cover letter any current or future commitments, so we can discuss what a Fellowship might look like for you in an interview.
Please apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter to email@example.com before Mar 15 (Round 2).
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