Work with Us

Ashoka is a team of people working together to advance a world in which Everyone is a Changemaker. We hire people who will not rest until that vision is fully realized, and who share and live our values. We are impatient with historic patterns of inequality and are working to change them now. We have a deep respect for everyone as an equal contributor to society. We practice love and respect in action. We see a new world emerging in which teams of teams collaborate across all sectors for the good of all.

- This endeavor is not for the faint of heart. So our hiring criteria are as much about mindset as they are about skills and experience. Join us in making history.

Staff Nominations

Do you know someone who is entrepreneurial? With a high level of self-awareness? Committed to changing the world? Please send a link to their online profile, resume or bio, the recommended position(s) and any words of recommendation to :

Ashoka Hiring Criteria

Our specific needs change constantly, but we hire throughout the year based on a person’s fit with our criteria: creative and effective leaders who have a history of making powerful ideas real. If this sounds like you, take a look at our hiring criteria.

Ashoka Africa Internship

Ashoka has been working in Africa since 1990, supporting innovators who are solving social, economic and environmeental problems. Ashoka Africa is now expanding its support to innovative Everyone a Changemaker (EACH) institutions that are building new ways for everyone to gain the foundational skills needed for changemaking. We have hubs in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Dakar, and Lagos.

Youth Venture Storytelling Innovation Internship

Two interns are needed for Youth Venture’s Start Empathy Communications and Storytelling Innovation programs.


Interns will work directly with Youth Venture's Director of Storytelling Innovation on global strategy needs and will engage in creative collaboration on ways to mobilize schools, educators, youth, social entrepreneurs, refugees, and the media on our storytelling tool for healing, changemaking, innovation, and community-building.


The Youth Venture team at Ashoka is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial student with strong writing & communication skills and potentially multimedia production experience.

Start Empathy Graduate Internship

Internship Title: Network Management Summer Associate


Internship Responsibilities:

-Creating a relationship management system for US community of innovators and influencers in education
-Coordinating with Knowledge team to ensure research informs the way we work and communicate with our network
-Writing and developing materials and mechanisms that foster greater sense of community, collaboration, and impact within network


Key Skills:

Talent and Operations Intern

The Ashoka Global Talent team is looking for two students, preferably studying law, psychology, or organizational management with strong intercultural cross-communication skills; can work with sensitive information; and the ability to process information in a rigid and organized manner


Help design operations database for 40 countries worldwide

ensure each country office has legally aligned contracts, labor law surveys, and salary frameworks

work closely with team members worldwide to ensure best cast practice in compliance

Strategic Planning Internship


- Analyze database to identify gaps among people's goals world-wide and present findings
- Create organizational simple/easy-to-understand vision explanation materials or videos to promote organization-wide strategic alignment
- Organize meetings among program/regional leaders and keep records of key discussions
- Support any necessary work required to run the strategic planning process


Global Engagement Team Internship

The Search team at Ashoka is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial student with strong writing skills, marketing acumen, and potentially multimedia production experience.


SUMMER INTERNS (Undergraduate students)  + SUMMER ASSOCIATES (Graduate Students) – ASHOKA HQ, Arlington VA (1 metro stop from DC)


June 12-August 18

Hours: Depends on team and school summer funding requirements, typically M- Thur: 10 AM- 5 PM, Fridays 10 AM- 2PM

Volunteering with Ashoka UK

If you’re thinking about applying for a volunteer position with Ashoka UK, please read the information below before doing so, it contains relevant facts about the application process and timelines.