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People Operations Intern - Fall - New York

RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: emergency communication has seen almost no technology innovation in the last 50 years; 250 million 911 calls are made each year with no data, causing 10,120 fatalities when callers couldn’t even be located:
  • RapidSOS Tech: predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, warn users in harm’s way, link any device (car, wearable, IoT, phone) directly to first responders in an emergency with rich data
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (NYT, Fox, Newsweek, Time, TechCrunch, Fortune, etc.)
  • Business model / markets: $60B is spent annually on third party call centers to speak data to 911 (OnStar, home security, medical alert) – RapidSOS eliminates the need for these call centers, providing faster, more effective service with no COGS
  • Commercialization: 39 signed partners and over 250 companies in its funnel; we are working with the largest tech and telecom companies globally and groups like the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative to deploy the technology to every American;
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $14M raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, the world’s largest public safety company, two former FCC Chairmen, and four billionaire technologists/investors

RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video:  

What this role is about:
As the People Operations Fellow you will support the Operations team in the day-to-day operations of the business by taking a lead role in team event planning, office management, recruiting, and organizational efficiency. This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the company while working in a diverse and dynamic environment! 

What We Offer

  • An amazing opportunity to be part of something big and to make an impact on a growing startup
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Competitive stipend and benefits
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere
  • Exposure to all corners of the business
  • Great growth opportunities, with potential for this to become full time position 

What you’ll do if chosen for this role     

  • Work closely with the Operations team to improve current procedures and processes 
  • Spearhead planning of team events and outings
  • Manage office needs, including supply and equipment orders, to ensure organizational effectiveness and team happiness
  • Recruit top talent and assist with interview process
  • Conduct research on vendors to help scale the company
  • Support the operations team as necessary

What we like to see in our ideal candidate     

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong detail-orientation and organization
  • Critical thinking and investigative skills
  • A desire to keep our office a fun, exciting place to work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs and solve problems proactively
  • Past experience working with vendors or planning events                                                                      

Education Requirements & Commitment 

  • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Available in the fall/winter
  • Must be able to commit at least 3 full days per week

More about RapidSOS…

Recent Media

Recent Awards

  • 2016 Startup of the Year – Consumer Technology Association
  • Best New Venture – Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
  • Grand Prize Winner - Top Start-Up Representing the Spirit of Harvard – Harvard President’s Challenge
  • Top 3 Innovative World Technologies – SXSW Accelerator
  • Best Mobile Technology at MIT – MIT $100K
  • Most Innovative Company in the Public Sector – Harvard Innovation Challenge
  • Top 10 University Start-Up Globally –
  • Top Technology for US/China – MIT China Innovation Forum
  • NYC's Hottest Startups - Symmetry50
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