CALL FOR APPLICATIONS GLOBAL INNOVATORS ACADEMY – INTERVIEW AN INNOVATOR COURSE

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Course Title: Interview an Innovator 

Organization: Global Innovators Academy 

Dates: 2 months (June 1 2021 – July 31 2021) 

Supports: USD 20 per month for communications 

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 20th 2021

Course Description: 

The Global Education Movement (GEM) has partnered with Global Innovators Academy (GIA) to offer 30 GEM students/graduates an opportunity to enroll in GIA’s Interview an Innovator Program. During the two month course, students will learn how to conduct informational interviews and write articles to be published online. Examples of articles by students who have gone through this course can be found at this link

As a result of the experience, students gain inspiration about careers, learn critical digital communications skills, spark their own ideas about innovation, enhance their professional networks and become more marketable. More information is at this link.

 

Here are some examples of students and the articles they wrote after taking the GIA course: 

– Margret, based in Kenya, interviewed a fellow refugee who produced an award-winning film that tackled the issue of female genital mutilation. Story here.  

– Fatima, based in Lebanon, shared the career journey of a CEO who leads an influential non-profit in New York. Article here

– Gilbert, based in Rwanda, wrote about the moving story of Jean D’Amour Mutoni, co-founder of a Rwandan-based social enterprise that tackles youth unemployment. Story here. 

Testimonial from a student: 

“Interviewing a senior policy adviser in New Zealand was an eye-opening experience. I gained clarity about how volunteering can play a role in career development. The conversation help me think about how I can pursue my goal to help refugee communities in the areas of health and education.”

– Eric Kalisa, an SNHU student based in Rwanda

Course Supports: 

-Students will be guided through the course by GIA founder, Kevin Anselmo. 

-The course is entirely virtual and students will need access to internet and a laptop to complete the program. Students will be provided a USD 20 monthly stipend for internet access. 

Qualifications: 

Applicants should be SNHU GEM students or graduates. Preference will be given to applicants studying or having an interest in communications. 

Skills Desired: 

-Interest in communications, social media, networking and marketing 

-Interest in education and entrepreneurship

-Strong written English skills 

-Ability to work independently 

-Strong interpersonal communication skills 

-Experience with conducting interviews is an advantage 

-Experience with writing blogs or articles is an advantage 

How to Apply: 

Please submit your application through the linked Application Form by May 20th 2021. You will need to answer the required questions and upload your resume.