PRIME MOVERS was previously known as Students' Impact Initiative. Applications for the PRIME MOVERS program are now open!
PRIME MOVERS was previously known as Students' Impact Initiative. Applications for the PRIME MOVERS program are now open!

We are looking for change makers from all backgrounds, universities and levels of experience.

The next application period will be in September 2019. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date!

PRIME MOVERS in three steps

We educate you in systems entrepreneurship

We believe in engaging, ongoing and immersive education that gives you the tools to take action in systems change. Within the two-year* program, you attend workshops ranging from SEO (search engine optimisation) and Growth Hacking, to emotional intelligence and time management and more.

*completion of the entire program is not compulsory

You engage in impactful initiatives

We have various initiatives in different areas where you will apply your learnings right away. Want to help start social startups? Find solutions to societal challenges? Teach children about sustainability, gender equality or challenges that come with digitalisation? You can choose to work on social entrepreneurship, social innovation or social education throughout the program.

As an alumni, you are employed in doing what you love

Going after your passion does not have to stop at volunteering. After you complete the PRIME MOVERS program, you can either apply to be employed in one of our ventures, or transition into purposeful careers in different organizations  we work with.

Our focus areas

Waste and food waste

Gender equality

Digitalisation

Departments you can apply for

You can apply for more than one department. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message on our Facebook page

Social business

In this department, you will take part in the challenging process of founding and growing our social startups. More specifically, you will be in the kindby team! There are three roles you can take within this team: project management, marketing, or partnerships. You must be passionate about sustainability! 

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As a close team, you will mainly focus on building our products and services and finding customers in order to test and grow our social businesses.

Project Management: focus on research, building and testing our products and services.
Marketing: focus on finding creative ways to grow our customer base.
Partnerships: will focus on gaining new partners to support our activities.

This department is ideal for business students or students that would like to learn about creating startups.

While the internal communication is in English, the external communication in marketing will be done in German.

No previous experience is necessary. The PRIME MOVERS program provides you with all the training you will need.

Social innovation

In this department, you will work on finding gaps for social innovation through organising our annual conference ONE DAY: The Conference along with our quarterly community meetup ONE DAY: The Stammtisch. Besides this, you will be researching about the three issues we focus, get a chance to hold interviews with experts and help create the challenges we give out during our conference. This department has three areas you can choose from during your application: project management, marketing, and partnerships. 

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As a close team, you will mainly focus on research about the three issues we are focusing on, organizing events and creating and maintaining our community.

Project Management: focus on research, and be responsible for the logistics of the events we create
Marketing: focus on promoting our events and community building through events and our online communities
Partnerships: will focus on gaining new partners to support our activities like finding sponsors for our activities. These include but not limited to cold calling companies, maintaining partnerships and more.

Project Management and Marketing team will largely work in English. While internal communication is done in English, the Partnerships team will largely work in German and therefore required a minimum of B2 level in German, while native German speakers are preferred.

No previous experience is necessary. The PRIME MOVERS program provides you with all the training you will need.

Social education

In this department, you will focus on creating and delivering workshops to children about the three issues that we focus on. You will be given scalable frameworks to create workshops with ease, and support our ventures in social education. This department has three areas you can choose from during your application: project management, marketing and partnerships.

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As a close team, you will mainly focus on research about the three issues we are focusing on, along with creating and delivering the workshops we have to children aged 12-18.

Project Management: focus on research, creation and delivery of workshops
Marketing: focus on positioning the brand of our education ventures
Partnerships: assist Marketing in positioning the brand of our education ventures, and make other partnerships with schools or other entities to increase our reach.

While internal communication is in English, most of the work done in this department requires at least a B2 level of German.

No previous experience is necessary. The PRIME MOVERS program provides you with all the training you will need.

Human Resources

This department solely focuses on two things; finding the right people for our program, and keeping them happy once they join our team. In this department, you will be representing PRIME MOVERS in info stands, events and other outreach possibilities and run successful recruitment strategies including our campaign twice a year, as well as onboarding. Furthermore, you will make important decisions in shaping the organisational culture, along with supporting the personal and professional growth of our inductees. 

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The Human Resources team is about like the brain of PRIME MOVERS. Year round, this team focuses on communicating, scouting, positioning, selecting, onboarding new inductees, as well as making strategic decisions for the internal affairs of the organisation. It is recruitment, talent management and strategy rolled into one powerful team.

Ideal candidates are long-term oriented, committed strategists with a positive attitude, and a high level of emotional intelligence.

No previous experience is necessary. The PRIME MOVERS program provides you with all the training you will need.

Finance and Legal

This team focuses on fundraising and making sure that we are fully compliant with the legal obligations of our entity.

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Finance and Legal team is responsible for making sure the wheels are turning in terms of finances and legal obligations. This team will be filling out funding applications, making pitches and exploring other opportunities to raise funds for our ventures and the organization as a whole.

Inductees of this department must have German as their native language.

No previous experience is necessary. The PRIME MOVERS program provides you with all the training you will need.

This is without a doubt the place to be for youth development and social entrepreneurship. What is happening here is really special, and we are happy to have a close cooperation with PRIME MOVERS.

Davorin Barudzija
Recruitment manager, Teach for Austria

The PRIME MOVERS program in detail

Your first two semesters in the program

What you will be learning

in your first two semesters with us through training and workshops

Professional:
Event Management, Branding, Organisational Strategy (OKR), Digital Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator Training, Pitch Training, Story Telling, Growth Hacking, Partnerships, Classroom Management by Teach for Austria

Personal:
Productivity and time management, Personal Goal Setting and Management

How you will have impact

in your first two semesters with us

Meanwhile, you will apply what you learn directly in our meaningful projects. This could be helping start-up a social business, building communities and finding innovative solutions or teaching children about the responsible consumption, gender equality or challenges of digitalisation like data privacy, echo chambers and more.

Your third semesters in the program

What you will be learning

in your third semester

Before the beginning of your third semester with us, you will have a chance to apply for middle management positions. Furthermore, you will start the second level of the PRIME MOVERS Program tackling more advanced topics and deepen your knowledge in your initial training with workshops including but not limited to:

Professional
SEO Strategy, Content Marketing II, Adobe Illustrator II, Growth Hacking II, Wordpress and CMS, Email Marketing Segmentation & Automation, Financial Statements (for Vereine), Business Modelling, Fundraising, financing

Personal
Emotional Intelligence, Career Planning

You will enjoy more autonomy in your responsibilities in the organisation and start increasing your network.

How you will have impact

in your third semester with us

Meanwhile, you will apply what you learn directly in our meaningful projects. This could be helping start-up a social business, building communities and finding innovative solutions or teaching children about the responsible consumption, gender equality or challenges of digitalisation like data privacy, echo chambers and more.

Your fourth semesters in the program

What you will be learning

in your fourth semester

Your fourth semester with us is where you are trained and prepared for your journey after PRIME MOVERS. At the end of your third semester, you will have the option to apply for board positions. Board membership is the perfect part-time job next to your educational journey. Board members enjoy a part-time salary, along with a heavy influence on strategy setting and decision-making in our organisation. Furthermore, they are intensively prepared for their next step through mentorship and trainings including but not limited to the following:

Emotional Intelligence, Self-confidence, Decision making and strategy setting, Case Studies, Conflict resolution, ENPS Methodology, Grinberg Method, Art of Hosting, Ideation techniques, Internal and external sales, How to coach and mentor your future team, Recruitment planning, Strategic Partnerships, Personal mentorship focusing on strengths and weaknesses of each board member

How you will have impact

in your third semester with us

Meanwhile, you will apply what you learn directly in our meaningful projects. This could be helping start-up a social business, building communities and finding innovative solutions or teaching children about the responsible consumption, gender equality or challenges of digitalisation like data privacy, echo chambers and more.

Your fifth semester in the program

Here are some of your options

Keep doing awesome things

Inductees are not forced to move up to positions that they have an option to apply for. You can keep doing the awesome work you are doing and consider your options later too.

Become a co-founder with shares

At this stage, you can apply to be a co-founder of one of our ventures with share options.

Become a part/full time employee

You can apply for part-time or full-time positions in one of our ventures.

Become the next managing director

You can apply to be the next managing director of PRIME MOVERS.

Start your own

As an alumni, you can start your own initiative with our support.

Our ideal candidate

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message on our Facebook page
  • You have at least four semesters left in your studies (you do not have to be enrolled in a university to apply)
  • You realistically have 5-10 hours a week to dedicate to PRIME MOVERS
  • You are a curious person and have a growth mindset
  • You have at least a B2 level of English (all internal communication is in English)

Frequently asked questions

If you have a question not listed here, please send us a direct message on our Facebook page and we will get back to you right away!

What is meant by 5-10 hours a week?

3 hour weekly meeting with your team that is compulsory and the rest of the work is done either in our office or from a distance, which is up to the inductee.

However, in the first 30 days of your time in PRIME MOVERS, you will be required to spend the other 7 hours a week in our office at times of your choosing.

Does the team function at the same capacity during school holidays?

Inductees are not expected to work in official bank holidays. During exam weeks and summer, we are more flexible as the work level is reduced.

Is the program free?

Yes, currently the PRIME MOVERS program is offered free of charge.

Cooperations

PRIME MOVERS in numbers

Current structure according to universities

University structure is random, we do not recruit according to where or what you study, but focus on a more cultural fit
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University of Vienna (Uni Wien)
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University of Economics and Business (WU Wien)
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Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)

Last application period

Inductees are accepted according to cultural fit
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Accepted
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Rejected

PRIME MOVERS is the right place to be for future changemakers to grow and have an impact. Keep up the good work!

Rudolf Dömötör
Director, WU Gründungszentrum

Application process

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message on our Facebook page

Apply

Written application with your CV. The time commitment to be a part of our team is 5-10 hours a week, more flexible during exam weeks.

Application deadline

The next round of applications will open in September 2019.

Personal interview

We will set up personal interviews with potential inductees.

Results

Results will be communicated via the email you provided in your application form. All acceptances are conditional on the attendance of this weekend.

Applications for the next intake will begin in September 2019.

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Our ventures

Awards and nominations

Winner at Climate Launchpad Austria 2018
Finalist at European Youth Award 2018
Incubatee at RCE Playpark 2018
Finalist at Social Impact Award 2018
Finalist at Reduce Food Waste EU Education Award 2019

Applications for the next intake will open in September 2019

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