The GradFUTURES Fellowship program offers highly curated experiential opportunities for graduate students at organizations who have partnered with the Graduate School. The fellowship opportunity below is currently accepting applications. All GradFUTURES Fellowships will be conducted in accordance with Princeton, local, state, and federal COVID-19 guidelines.
To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled Princeton graduate students in good academic standing and meet all application criteria on the application form found below.
XPRIZE GradFUTURES Fellowship Job Description
The XPRIZE Foundation designs and operates global prize competitions to incentivize the development of radical technology for the benefit of humanity. Since its founding in 1994, the organization has launched twenty competitions in the domains of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Public Safety and Robotics.
Our first XPRIZE, the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight, spurred an industry and created exponential breakthroughs. Since then we have launched over $140 million in prize purses, including the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XPRIZE. Each of these prizes has created an industry-changing technology that brings us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world.
XPRIZE is excited to offer a GradFUTURES fellow the opportunity to learn and grow by supporting the XPRIZE Alliances which leverage a robust network of partners to accelerate innovation to fight COVID-19, advance racial equity and advocate for the ethical use of AI. The fellow will work closely with XPRIZEs’ Vice Presidents of Alliances and Partnerships, as well as Marketing staff, on projects supporting the foundation's public relations, content development and communications strategy. The XPRIZE GradFUTURES fellowship will prepare the selected fellow with an understanding of the global innovation ecosystem, identify and develop original content leveraging XPRIZE’s vast ecosystem of partners and craft “Future Positive” stories and messaging for Alliance projects highlighting the use of technology for social good. The fellow will also gain an understanding of the prize incentive model for crowdsourcing innovation to solve humanity’s grand challenges.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identify story opportunities within the Alliance’s portfolio of projects
- Support the creation of original content and marketing collateral to promote the Alliance and its outputs to a range
- Identify and engage health innovation thought leaders and influencers in Alliance domains
- Track and report on media mentions and other marketing metrics
- Produce data visualization and other communication assets
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Marketing strategy
- Online community management
- Graphic design
- Media production
- Relationship management
- Ability to work independently and project manage while working remotely
- Written communications skills with both internal and external audiences
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the Google suite of products
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