Talent Matching Specialist – Intern Placements | Virtual Internships | Remote (Brazil, Portugal, South Africa)

Talent Matching Specialist – Intern Placements | Virtual Internships | Remote (Brazil, Portugal, South Africa)

Application ends: September 24, 2024
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Job Description

About Virtual Internships

We’re on a mission to create a world where internships are guaranteed for all. We ensure learners have access to remote internship opportunities at innovative companies worldwide, regardless of their background, major, location, or career field choice. Our clients include universities, governments, foundations, and online education institutions.

  • $14.3million Series A fundraise announced in September 2022, with investors including Hambro Perks, Sequoia India & Surge, Arsenal Growth, Kaplan, and Ascend Vietnam Ventures
  • Ranked 20th out of 13,000 organizations to “Escape To in 2023”Featured as a Top 100 EdTech Startup by HolonIQ in 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Rated as a Top 50 Rising Startup by Tech in Asia in 2022
  • Remote-first with 100+ employees across 20+ countries globally
  • B2B EdTech product, trusted by 100+ universities, 10,000+ interns, and 14,000+ companies

One of the core values at VI is transparency. Therefore feel free to “try before you apply” by visiting our VI-P Guide, which includes our values, how we operate, how we build our packages, and a few other snippets of who we are!

Your Role

We’re looking for our next superstar Talent Matching Specialist to join our Placements team which is responsible for ensuring all our interns get a guaranteed remote internship placement.

The role will start as a 3-month full-time contract role, with potential to become permanent dependent on performance. This is a fast-paced, targets-driven role that “always finds a way”:

  • You’ll be part of a Placement Team that is the envy of the industry (yep, big claim we know!). No-one else in the world is able to guarantee a remote internship for every student, except our Placement Team!
  • Everything is global. Our team is global (20+ countries), our interns are global (100+ countries), our host companies are global (75+ countries). You’ll learn how to work with various cultures and adapt your communication style accordingly.
  • Build your global network. You will be working with Founders/C-Level decision-makers of businesses across the world, so expect to connect with a whole range of inspiring and innovative leaders!
  • Variety. A “regular” day might be a morning spent syncing with your colleagues in South Africa and Vietnam, before an afternoon of meetings with companies in India, France, Sweden, and then later in the day you’re sending profiles of your UK interns to a company in Columbia. It really does happen all the time!

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Ensuring our interns are placed in 1-4 month remote internship placements with host companies from around the world
  • Sourcing your own host companies via LinkedIn, Cold Emails, Phone Calls, plus any other channels you want to try!
  • Being super-creative at persuading host companies to consider your interns
  • Conducting Zoom calls with host companies to walk through our product and your interns
  • Being a trusted partner and advisor to host companies on their intern needs
  • Support all necessary administration relating to the placement process, and keep information up to date in our CRM system.

Who We’re Looking For

  • You have experience of studying/working abroad, understand and appreciate the value of an international internship.
  • Either 1-2 years of experience in talent acquisition or in B2B sales/business development OR > 1-2 years experience a customer service / account management
  • Persuasive in verbal and written English. You’ll spend the majority of your time communicating with host companies so whilst we don’t require an IELTS, your English level should be equivalent to 7.5 or above
  • Target Oriented: Able to meet your intern placement targets to earn uncapped commissions, with a proven track record of hitting KPIs, thinking outside of the box to achieve your goals when necessary.
  • High level of attention to detail, with a proven ability to work autonomously and take ownership of tasks, seeing them through to successful outcomes.
  • Strong sense of agency, with a proactive approach to problem-solving and the ability to find ways to achieve goals regardless of obstacles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Persistence, persistence, persistence. So much so, we had to write it three times!

Virtual Internships Perks and Benefits

  • Remote-First: We’re a remote-first business so you will receive a Work From Home Budget depending on your location. If you’re based in Vietnam, we also have an HCMC office you can work from.
  • Flexible Working Hours: Start earlier, leave earlier, take a shorter lunch, or leave later, it’s totally up to you.
  • Annual Leave: Wherever you are in the world, you’ll get 25 days of paid annual leave per year, plus bank holidays and 5 sick days.
  • Life Event Leave: There are moments in life where your life responsibility is a higher priority than work (e.g. moving house, your best friend getting married, your sister having a baby) therefore, you’ll get 5 days of paid life-event leave to support these occasions. You also get a day off on your birthday. This is in addition to your Annual Leave.
  • Flexible VIer Budget: You’ll receive a flexible budget of $1,000 per year that you can use on but not limited to your work setup, personal wellness, or professional development.
  • Tech: New joiners receive either a Windows or Mac company laptop depending on the role.

Equality & Diversity

Virtual Internships is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. We ensure all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process.

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