Changemakers is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented and marketing driven Corporate Partnerships Intern. The Intern will report directly to the Partnerships Manager and will primarily support outreach and communication efforts for a growing portfolio of partners designed to build long-term, multifaceted, collaborative partnerships with the global corporate community. Core areas of support include preparing proposals and disseminating information for current partners, conducting research, developing, preparing, updating, and coordinating materials for potential partners, and assist with event execution. This is an excellent, part or full time unpaid position that will play a significant role in scaling the partnerships department. If you’re looking to take the lead and acquire hands on skills and experience in the nonprofit space this spring, this position is for you!


Summary: This is an opportunity to build a better world at the intersection of innovation, technology, economics and social entrepreneurship. You will receive broad exposure to a fast-paced lean- startup environment, work closely in a team setting and help shape product and process. You will work to define and execute on a comprehensive strategic partnerships strategy. This internship will be focused on analysis of the current competitive field, and identification of potential organizational, funding and product partnerships.



  • Conduct organizational analysis to identify core competencies and organizational gaps

  • Identify strategic partnerships to support vision, mission and operations

  • Manage effective partnerships with both existing and new key corporate partners, NGOs, government, media and funders.

  • Proactively identify and propose solutions to problems that impact the management, relationship and direction of the business

  • Review market landscape and recommend, develop, and implement new and creative partnerships to achieve mutual goals

  • Actively seek out opportunities for investment, revenue generation and strategic funding partnerships

  • Stay appropriately networked and keep abreast of trends, news, events and deadlines in the Collaborative Consumption/Sharing Economy/New Philanthropy space

  • Build a network of key contacts at target corporations

  • Create and maintain key communication materials for partners

  • Enter, track and maintain contact records and opportunities in Salesforce



  • Personable, clear, and concise written and verbal communication style

  • Ability to operate well in a collaborative environment

  • General internet savvy with continuous insights into current web trends

  • Ability to work independently towards the accomplishment of goals

  • A world-changer with the creative and technical skills and dynamism to look beyond the way things are to how they could be.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter committed to deadlines

  • Detail oriented

  • Firm grasp on marketing and corporate social responsibility initiatives

  • Experience in SalesForce or similar data management system is a plus

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Office Suite

  • Interest in international development and nonprofit issues


All applicants must be flexible, self-directed, and possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We appreciate interns who have excellent writing skills, good time management, are on task, outgoing and willing to learn new material. Most importantly, we want interns to support Changemakers’ vision, and be able to dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to their work while they are with Ashoka.


Our goal is to ensure every intern has an excellent professional development experience. We regret that we can only offer unpaid internships at this time. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but please keep the following recommended timelines in mind. Internships are 8-10 weeks in duration but exact dates of internships are flexible:


Changemakers Intern Recruitment Schedule:


Spring Internships (Mid January – Late May)

Rolling Application Period: Early October – Late December


Summer Internships (Early June – Early August)

Rolling Application Period: Early December – Late February


Fall Internships (Late August – Mid December)

Rolling Application Period: Early May – Late July


Application Process: This is an unpaid, part-time internship. Ideal candidates will dedicate approximately 20 hours at the Ashoka Changemakers office a week, for 8-10 weeks.


Interested in a particular role? Apply for or nominate someone by emailing with the position title in the subject line.  Please include your resume, cover letter, a sample of your writing or relevant work, and an indication of which position is of interest.  Candidates will be evaluated by the team lead for Ashoka Changemakers.


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Ashoka is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. Women, minorities and foreign nationals with I-9 employment status are encouraged to apply