LIFE AS AN IIC PROJECT ASSOCIATE
IIC Project Associate are immersed in a high-paced, challenging atmosphere of rapid innovation on their projects. Teams function like social enterprise start-ups within partner institutions. On a day-to-day basis, Project Associates might visit successful job training facilities to gather insights on best practices or pitch a marketing campaign to attract businesses to a charter city to high-ranking government officials. Project Associates steer the direction of their project in response to the needs of the partner institution, and the work of each team varies based on project needs.
CREATE MEASURABLE SOCIAL IMPACT
Project Associates are constantly working towards a big goal: creating sizable impact through their projects. They know this may come together slowly, through hundreds of phone calls or many months of meetings. Project Associates define deliverables based on desired outcomes and develop metrics to rigorously track their progress. They learn how to overcome roadblocks and produce concrete results in challenging environments.
FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTATION
IIC Project Associates don't just come up with big ideas - they implement these ideas, turning them into solutions. In a typical project, Project Associates start by researching the problem and possible strategies to address it, in order to identify the best solution. The remainder of the year is spent implementing and scaling this solution.
DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
The IIC hosts professional development events throughout the year, designed to strengthen Project Associates' skills in areas including stakeholder management and client presentations. Project Associates participate in learning sessions with mentors and IIC partners. In addition, the IIC hosts a Leadership Speaker Series to bring together a select group of leadership from the IIC's partners across the public and private sectors for substantive discussions of development issues.
LEARN FROM TOP LEADERS IN THE PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTORS
IIC Project Associates work closely with top leaders in the Indian government, the international business community, high profile foundations and development agencies, and prominent NGOs to execute their projects. They lead meetings with industry insiders and give major presentations to their partners. The IIC affords an unparallelled opportunity for young leaders to collaborate side-by-side with experienced, senior-level professionals.