Do you want to build a team that connects social entrepreneurs around the world?   The Changemakers Talent Intern will gain valuable exposure to the world of nonprofit human resources and organizational design working with the Talent Manager.   


Candidates should be driven, well-organized, and detail-oriented who are interested in designing a team that models best in class talent and operations while finding fun opportunities to innovate every day.   Primary support opportunities are system design and implementation, professional development strategy, outreach to candidates & partners, and assistance with event execution.  



  • Interest in social entrepreneurship with a demonstrated commitment to social change

  • Excellent communication skills with a dynamic personality willing to pitch-in where needed

  • Eager and quick to learn new systems and software

  • Familiarity with digital collaboration tools preferred

  • Attention to detail, well-organized, self-motivated

  • Excellent understanding of MS Word and Excel

  • Must be in the process of obtaining or possess a Bachelor’s degree

  • Native or near-native written and spoken English language skills



  • Strengthen team collaboration tools (e.g. Slack, TeamWork, Geckoboard, Google Drive)

  • Analyze role plans across team and recommend resources for professional growth

  • Assist with planning and delivering multiple off-site team events for full Ashoka Changemakers Team and Operations Team

  • Management of application tracking systems

  • Support Talent onboarding program, conducting internal interviews and creating/editing key trainings

  • Screen entries for Challenges on the Changemakers website

  • Assist with office management and ensure tools and systems are in place to effectively implement programs


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.