Organization Summary: Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is an International Professional Association and a US-based non-profit, membership organization that consists of individuals and organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain-related solutions to government requirements. GBA creates relationships that would otherwise not come about – between and among technologists, public policy makers, application specialists and those who simply need to understand the new and emerging digital currencies that will change the world. GBA will act as a catalyst in creating a public dialog around the creative, profitable and positive leveraging of blockchain technology. We are looking for students who are excited to make an impact and get to work at the forefront of this transformative technology.
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Operations at GBA, the intern will provide assistance with our events. He or she will be in contact with various leaders at GBA who are hosting or planning on hosting an event. Our association has members all over the world, but the main events would be local to the DC metro area. The intern would help plan and resource the events, as well as being the main points of contact. Fielding phone calls and emails are important aspects of this role.
Location: GBA offices are located on 10560 Main St #608, Fairfax, VA 22030. We are only a few blocks away from Mason and only a block away from one of the stops on the Cue bus.
Responsibilities: Support Director of Operations and others on the GBA staff in the planning and execution of events. The intern will be responsible for reaching out to speakers, venues, and attendees. Being organized, clear, and prompt are important skills for this job.
Time Commitment: Our office is open 9am-5pm, but we are flexible and will work around your class schedule. We are looking for interns who are willing to work 15-20 hours a week.
Benefits: GBA offers an invaluable experience for prospective interns. The student would have the opportunity to interact with blockchain thought leaders and futurists around the world. The student would have the incredible privilege of being in an organization that is at the intersection of the private and public sectors, which would allow the student to gain experience in both spheres, creating a unique and attractive proficiency to put on a resume. Our interns receive hands-on experience that will be valuable in many different spheres, whether corporate, non-profit, or government related.
The leadership at GBA also have created an environment that is open to feedback and insight. We welcome your input as you learn and become comfortable in the role. GBA is built on the premise that blockchain solutions result from collaboration. At GBA, we believe that feedback among all members of the team is crucial for our organization to learn and grow.
The prospective intern would also have the possibility to become a “GBA Certified Professional” by taking our training and be listed on our website.
The GBA Internship is also available for course credit. Please talk to your professor/department about more details.
Pay per hour: $10 (plus submission of reports to college for credit)
If interested, please submit your resume to Kevin Gottlieb at kevin.gottlieb@GBAglobal.org
Team player with positive energy
Creative and willing to find solutions
Able to perform basic computer processing skills, including MS office and web applications (like Calendly, WordPress, etc.)
Quick learner – an ability to receive feedback in a positive mannerExcellent written & verbal skills (esp. with email & phone calls)
Friendly attitude and helpful