Would you like to rethink and critically reflect on the current state and future development of social entrepreneurship?
Well, here is your opportunity: The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the Huffington Post and Student Reporter have teamed up to invite ten students to form a virtual team starting 1st of February 2013 for six months to contribute to Huffington Post’s Social Entrepreneurship section. Ideally, an inter-disciplinary team of students with strong disciplinary foci in sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, entrepreneurship studies, and political theory would form this team. We also welcome applications from social entrepreneurs. Candidates must be enrolled in an educational program such as BA, MA, MBA, or PhD.
Each student reporter is expected to deliver four to five articles within the six months of collaboration. One article should adopt a critical op-ed perspective based on the disciplinary focus of the reporter. Two articles should be empirically featuring social entrepreneurs and/or employees and beneficiaries of these enterprises. At least one article should draw on multimedia features such as video and audio footage from the field.
With a focus on online journalism and the development of a reflective and creative perspective on entrepreneurship in society, our Huffington Post/Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Program consists of a systematic and focused peer-to-peer online training and writing process. Renowned journalists, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, policy experts and civil society practitioners will provide their input via webinars. Team members are expected to actively shape roles and team dynamics.
Our team will have direct access to the global social entrepreneurship community of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrpreneurship, but is encouraged to stretch beyond the obvious suspect and the already accomplished entrepreneur. Ideally, Student Reporters should investigate stories within their own local environment – in order to critically reflect on and problematize the dominant narratives of ‘enterprising the social’.
Application deadline is 13th of January 2013. Details on admission process can be found further below. Read our take on the current state of social entrepreneurship – “Rebels Without a Cause? Beyond Heroic Social Entrepreneurship”. The team is led by Tim Lehmann and supported by our editors Sunmin Kim and Aishwarya Nair. Michel Bachmann, social entrepreneur and PhD Candidate, will help shaping our idea and article development.
Successful candidates who prove to be successful and match with our team after the six months program will be invited to become staff writers with Student Reporter and be able to continue contributing on the Huffington Post section.