Hiring Organization: Dobility

Internship Title: Social Enterprise Growth Marketing Coordinator

Industry: Technology, International Development, Data Collection

Contact Name: Audra E. Blanchfield

Contact Email: audra@surveycto.com


About the hiring organization:
Dobility, the company behind SurveyCTO, was founded by Dr. Christopher Robert, an early tech entrepreneur and CTO who left technology to live overseas, train in economics and public policy, then research and teach at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His experience on the ground made him realize that the research and development sectors badly needed better technology to gather and manage data. Dobility’s mission is to help ensure that high-quality data is affordable, so that more decisions are based on good data (vs. bad data or no data). Dobility differentiates itself in the market by providing unmatched reliability, affordability, and customer support. It is a fast-moving company with a motivated team that has spent time in the field to understand customers’ pain points first-hand.


Full internship description:

We are looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial student to join our team as a Social Enterprise Growth Marketing Coordinator. Although we are a small, lean, and early-stage social enterprise, our SaaS data collection product, SurveyCTO, has already been used by thousands of teams in roughly 150 countries. Candidates should be committed to Dobility’s mission of improving data quality for research, social, and public sector organizations. For the right person, this role will present the opportunity to learn valuable business development and project management skills on the job, while also enjoying 360-degree visibility into the operations of a social enterprise start-up. We are looking for a student with a strong record of academic and extracurricular achievement and a passion for social enterprise and/or international development. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in a professional business setting with preference given to those who have business development and/or marketing experience. A good sense of humor and above-average emotional intelligence are both valuable assets for this role. Social Enterprise Growth Marketing Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting senior business development team staff with top-priority research and projects. Drafting and editing communications materials—including blog posts, prospecting emails, and social media collateral. Collecting competitive intelligence, and consolidating in reports for Dobility’s leadership. Monitoring and recording Dobility—and industry—relevant social media activity. Updating and cleaning data in Salesforce and other internal databases. Support other ad hoc projects as needed, with the possibility of taking the lead on projects when appropriate.


Degree Type: Undergraduate

Internship Requirements:

Ideal candidate characteristics include: Strong writer and communicator. Ability to juggle multiple tasks and be highly organized. Ready to roll up one’s sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. A self-starter who is willing to work independently and find opportunities to innovate. Previous experience in a professional business setting. Experience with PR, social media, events/conferences, graphic design and CRM tools, such as Photoshop and Salesforce, a plus. Fast learner, able to independently problem-solve. Detail-oriented (e.g., cares that “complement” and “compliment” are different things). Obsessive about doing high-quality work. Preference for working in low-structure, fast-paced start-up environment. Passionate about improving the world through one’s work.


Hiring Period: Spring

Location: Washington, D.C

Approximate Hours per Week: Flexible, but preferred 20+

Compensation: Paid


Application Due Date: 12/20/17

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to audra@surveycto.com.