Enable young people to tackle the world's most pressing problems

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The Non-Trivial Fellowship provides expert guidance, funding, and a world-class community for teenagers to start solving crucial social issues. Previous projects have worked to make artificial intelligence safe, reduce nuclear threats, and prevent man-made pandemics.

Update Jan 15, 2024: Applications have now closed for our Head of Fellowships / Program Associate roles. If you're interested in joining the team, please express your interest and we will review your application when we have a hiring need.


  • Location: London (preferred)/Remote
  • Reporting to: Peter McIntyre (CEO)
  • Hours: 40/week (flexible)
  • Visas: We can sponsor visas for those eligible.
  • Competitive compensation
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About Non-Trivial

Our mission is to build a community working towards solving the world’s most pressing problems, which we believe are currently existential risks like advanced AI.

We run an online fellowship that helps teenagers start an impactful research, policy, or entrepreneurial project aimed at making a large impact. Fellows receive $500 scholarships, get expert guidance to choose their project, and join a world-class community.

Since launching our first fellowship in December 2022, we've attracted over 25,000 applications, making the Fellowship one of the most selective global programs for teenagers. This wide reach has enabled us to select exceptional participants, who score higher on our admissions tests than the average Harvard undergraduate. Our alumni have already gone on to co-author a report for the UN and secure funding from OP for impactful projects

Now we aim to scale up, planning to 3.5x by having capacity to support 700 fellows annually by the end of 2024.

About You


With a small team, you’ll be working closely with and reporting directly to the CEO, Peter McIntyre.

You might do things like:

  • Dramatically expanding the reach and impact of this selective program by overseeing marketing, outreach, and admissions.
  • Build systems and infrastructure to scale the fellowship while maintaining quality.
  • Provide mentorship to fellows, helping them have significantly more impact than they otherwise would.
  • Evaluate our impact. Tracking outcomes, gathering feedback, and evaluating long-term impact.
  • Recruit, develop, and manage facilitators and core staff working towards growing the impact of the Fellowships.

What We Look For

You might be a particularly good fit for Non-Trivial if you:

  • Share our passion for empowering people who want to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
  • Enjoy talking to people and coaching them to be their best selves.
  • You enjoy solving difficult problems. You carefully use reason and research the best available evidence to answer mission-critical questions.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You convey complex ideas clearly and transparently.
  • Are detail-oriented, organized, and conscientious. You can manage the many demands on your time by prioritizing effectively.

It’s a bonus but not required to have:

  • Experience with teaching, mentoring or coaching
  • Experience in one of our focus areas (AI safety, biosecurity etc.)
  • Experience in research, policy, community building, or (non-profit) entrepreneurship

If you’re interested in this work, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t feel like you meet each requirement.

Program Associate (Fellowship)


As our first Program Associate, you'll have the opportunity to help build and shape our flagship fellowship program from the ground up in a fast-paced environment. You'll work closely with our CEO to empower some of the world's most promising young people working on humanity's biggest challenges. This role offers exceptional learning and professional development with the ability to rapidly gain skills, assume responsibility, and have an outsized impact developing the next generation of leaders.

You might do things like:

  • Play a key role in designing and facilitating educational experiences to equip fellows with critical skills to help them solve pressing problems.
  • Hire and coordinate facilitators to help deliver an engaging program.
  • Advise and mentor fellows, increasing their potential for impact.
  • Work with our developer to build systems to offer our product to more people and streamline operations.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the fellowship program
  • Manage our communications (e.g. our newsletter of >110,000 subscribers) and lead initiatives to help us reach more of the world’s most talented and dedicated teenagers.
  • Run events to help fellows start more impactful projects, learn key concepts, and form useful connections.
  • Conduct research and gather data to inform program improvements.

About You

You might be a particularly good fit for this role if you:

  • Are enthusiastic about empowering talented young people and reducing existential risks.
  • Enjoy talking to people and mentoring promising students.
  • Can grasp complex issues and think critically to solve problems.
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Excel at organization, attention to detail, and managing multiple demands.
  • Are service-minded and are motivated by the idea of doing whatever will have the most impact, even when it’s not glamorous.

As Program Associate, you'll gain broad experience and rapidly take on leadership in our mission to nurture talented, dedicated young people tackling humanity's most pressing issues. If you’re interested in this work, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t feel like you meet each requirement.

Application Process

  1. If you'd like to express interest in joining the team, submit your expression of interest with your resume/CV and relevant writing sample(s).
  2. We will review your application when we have a hiring need.
  3. If selected, you will be invited for 1-2 interviews where we can both assess fit for the role.
  4. Next, you will complete a 2-3 hour work sample relevant to the role.
  5. Finally, promising candidates will be invited for a multi-day work trial with our team (in-person in our London office strongly preferred).

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  • We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Many of our strongest candidates won’t meet every requirement. People from underrepresented backgrounds may be particularly likely to rule out positions that they could be a good match for. So we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and submit an application if you’re interested in our work.
  • Location: Non-Trivial's core team is based in London but we are open to a remote position for the right candidate. Some travel to our London office several times per year is expected.
  • UK visa support: We welcome international applicants and can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates. Effective Ventures (Non-Trivial’s fiscal sponsor) has successfully sponsored multiple visa applications. We can’t guarantee that your application will be successful, but if you’re offered a role we’ll do our best to get you into the UK.


Our benefits include:

  • 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Standard UK pension, with 3% contribution from employer
  • £5,000 mental health support allowance
  • £3,000 annual technology budget
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible work hours
  • A supportive work environment to grow and do your best work
  • Competitive compensation
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