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ANDE Fall Intern

Organization: ANDE
Date Posted: 7/14/2017
Date Needed: 8/21/2017
City: Washington
Location: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Internship/ Fellowship
Type of Position: Part-Time

Description & Details

 ANDE Fall Intern

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

About ANDE

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global net­work of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE mem­bers provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.

Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises more than 260 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions, foundations and corporations from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C. with several offices in emerging markets, the ANDE team works hard to support members globally, and locally, while building strong ecosystems for entrepreneurial growth. ANDE develops unique initiatives to address systemic challenges and seize opportunities that can only be approached through collective action. You can read more about ANDE here

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

You are a hard-working graduate or undergraduate student who thinks a lot about global development and how to change the world. You love traveling and jump at any chance to connect with people from other countries. You’re curious about the intersection of business and development, and are interested in how startups and small businesses can have an impact on local economies. You take pride in focusing on details and are the first to raise your hand to help with any task, however small it may be. You have diverse interests and can see yourself jumping in and learning new skills that could contribute to a better livelihood for an entrepreneur in a developing country.  

  • Database and Administrative Support: Updating information in our CRM database, communicating with members to confirm data, supporting all staff with a variety of administrative needs
  • Event Support: Supporting preparations for our fall and winter events such as the Annual Conference, Investment Manager Training and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Convening
  • Communications Support: Proofreading research reports to be put out in the summer, updating website content, reviewing and organizing multimedia and providing general social media support
  • Conducting Research: Researching funding opportunities and various topic areas to remain up to date on news and research in the sector

Knowledge, Education and Experience 

  • A creative, passionate individual, excited to learn about entrepreneurship in emerging markets
  • An undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Business, International Development, Social Sciences, Economy, Finance, Communications or something similar
  • Ability to write and communicate in a concise and effective manner
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable – able to support multiple teams within the organization and pivot to new tasks quickly
  • Strong attention to detail
  • IT Management Skills – Database management/cleanup, Microsoft, Excel, Power Point and Internet
  • Graphic design and communication skills (preferable)
  • Experience with Salesforce (preferable)

Details about the role

  • Timing is late-August to mid-December. End date flexible with scheduling needs.
  • 10 hours a week (flexible days/hours depending on the needs of the intern)
  • Intern will use his or her own laptop
  • This is a paid position
  • This is an in person internship.


  • Experience working for a global network of organizations working in the entrepreneurial and impact investment space in emerging markets
  • Opportunity to interact with staff and members across the globe
  • Access to various events and resources within the wider Aspen Institute

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