| May 3, 2010

Summer Opportunities at Worldreader


We’re looking to bring on a few high-level interns this summer. We have been spreading the word at a few business schools, and have received applications from a number of very promising candidates. With the deadline coming up in a week, we thought we’d also extend the opportunity to apply to readers of our blog. While the announcement was targeted at MBA participants, if you are interested and have comparable skills and experience, please feel encouraged to apply.

About Worldreader
We believe that everybody should have access to books. We deliver reading materials to children in developing countries, using electronic readers to reduce cost and complexity. Our goal is to create a financially sustainable marketplace where e-books are available at affordable prices. In 2010, we will be running large-scale trials across
several schools in Ghana.

Your responsibilities as a Summer MBA Intern
• Supporting the preparation of development/fundraising materials and researching development opportunities
• Analyzing potential new markets in sub-Saharan Africa
• Handling day-to-day communications including administering the CRM and responding to inquiries in a timely fashion
• You will be based in Barcelona, Spain

Your background
Ideally, you will have worked in a social venture or non-profit before. At a minimum, you should be familiar with the landscape of social entrepreneurship, and have taken concrete steps to demonstrate commitment to the field. Plus:
• Ability to work independently in a flexible work environment
• Experience with web-based CRM systems, blogging and social networking
• Good writing skills and a native-level command of English

• The opportunity to participate in the early stages of a social venture. You would be part of a close-knit team of under 10 people
• Direct access to our co-founders, who held senior management positions prior to starting Worldreader
• The incomparable feeling that your work is helping make positive change in the world

Interested? Great!
• Send email to news [at] worldreader with the subject line: Summer MBA Intern
• In one .doc or .pdf file that is no more than 2 pages long, include a resume/CV and a brief cover letter saying why you are interested and qualified
• Deadline: 9 May 2010