Millions of young people. 24 Hours. The end of slavery. The 24 Hour Race is Asia's largest youth-led endurance challenge, joining young people together in the fight against Slavery. Sponsored for every lap they run, our high school students raise funds for anti-trafficking initiatives in an incredible 24 Hour relay race. Since 2010, we have expanded from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Seoul and have had tens of thousands of students run in our races.
Do you want to be part of the international Headquarters behind these massive races and take on real responsibility working for a rapidly growing start-up in business development, marketing or communications? Sounds exciting? Keep on reading below!
About the Internship
In this internship you will be heavily involved in event management, strategic planning, marketing, and sales. Work with partners, create event production schedules, promote the event, and sell it to sponsors. You will hone your business skills and learn the secrets of startup success.
The scope of the internship is the entire project timeline for 24 Hour Race and Peak24. This includes the planning, sales, marketing, logistics preparation, and execution stages of the event. Interns are expected to stay committed throughout the entire project and deliver on race day. You will be proud of yourself when you will see thousands of students running knowing that it was your hard work that made it happen!
We have a professional office located in Sai Ying Pun, where the culture is youth-oriented and friendly but at the same time fast-paced and challenging.
The SVM Course's minimum requirement for working hours is 10 hours a week; this means to be present in the office or attend business-related meetings. Remote work is accepted in special cases.
Open to students from all faculties with a passion for social innovation, startups and charity.
Working Hours: Minimum 10 hours per week
Duration: September 2017 - May 2018 (preference for applicants who commit 2 semesters)
- Open to students from all faculties
We are hiring up to 10 students from University of Hong Kong to join us on an incredible journey to deliver 24 Hour Race in 2017.
Join us if you are interested in:
- Communications Director
- Account Executive
- Logistics Director
- Operations Manager
*We are seeking 2-3 interns for each position, but final allocations will be determined later.
You can create engaging content and make it go viral. Plan strategies, tell stories, and manage multiple communication channels.
Make sure everyone in your community hears about the movement and the event by devising digital and physical marketing strategies as well as running advocacy campaigns. You will manage all content creation through different mediums such as digital marketing, business development and publication.
- Plan and execute marketing strategies across channels to our customers and stakeholders
- Social media management (Facebook, Instagram)
- Manage media, press and partner account relationships
- Brand development and alignment across channels
Excellent written communication skills in English & Cantonese; tech-savvy; knowledge of graphics design and video editing skills will be an advantage
You're business-minded and have an eye for creative sponsor partnerships. Research is your forte - you're able to tap into worlds of information and have a tremendous arsenal of resources at your disposal.
Liaison with our stakeholders. You will be the face of the charity for sponsors and partners. The aim of the game is to build strong lasting relationships between key stakeholders and the 24 Hour Race.
- Research leads & follow up with current stakeholders
- Give sales pitches to corporates
- Join dozens of meetings together with the CEO
- Shape, iterate, and help scale our sales strategy by taking initiative across processes impacting our sales and marketing teams
Excellent research, communication, and problem-solving skills
The Operations Manager is responsible for all processes within the company, and ensuring that our staff have everything they require to do their jobs successfully.
As 24 Hour Race is a startup charity, you will have a challenging yet rewarding mission to develop processes and procedures from scratch, and constantly switch between strategy and tactical implementation.
- Develop and iterate operational systems and processes to enhance efficiency
- Develop and maintain reporting metrics and report on KPIs, monitor various input/output activities
- Create and deploy initiatives to drive employee engagement
Self-starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Detail-minded, organized, and empathetic with excellent people skills
At the core of the 24 Hour Race movement is that we organize engaging and high quality races for our thousands of runners every year.
As Logistics Director, you will be responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the core logistical and legal challenges that come with the race. You will also take on the important role of ensuring appropriate health & safety measures are put in place.
- Work with event partners to put in place the race infrastructure
- Support and check up on Student Logistics Directors to ensure all key milestones are hit and deadlines are being met
- Manage legal and health & safety aspects of the race
Strong problem-solving skills; self-motivated and detail-minded; able to manage multiple tasks, projects and timelines with a sense of urgency, ownership and within deadline
You are something special?
My mum also says that! But so should our partners and stakeholders. What matters to us is passion, hustle, and an openness to learn.
If you think you can contribute by other means, let us know!
Questions? Then come visit us! Or drop us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).