Membership and Programs Intern
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Washington, DC U.S.
Date Posted 10/22/2021
Application deadline 11/24/2021
Type of Position Internship/Fellowship

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.  

The Aspen Institute values the diverse perspectives of employees, friends, participants, and the communities in which we work, and commits to doing what is necessary to ensure that diversity is a core value that underlies the fulfillment of our mission. 

About ANDE  

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a program within the Aspen Institute. ANDE is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging economies. 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 270+ 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 eight 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. 

Our Values 

The candidate will self-identify with or even have worked in an environment previously that aligns with ANDE’s Values. At ANDE we:

  • are motivated by the urgency of the global challenges we are trying to address 
  • embrace diverse experiences and perspectives 
  • value community and collaborative action 
  • leverage limited resources for maximum impact 
  • work hard and have fun 

ANDE team is looking for a Membership and Programs Intern, based in our Washington, DC office, but remote for the foreseeable future. This is a 6-month, 20 hour/week position that will take place from JanuaryJune 2022.    

The Opportunity 

You are an undergraduate or graduate student passionate about having a positive impact on the world. You love being a global citizen and jump at the chance to connect with people from other countries and cultures. You are interested in the impact that startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs can have on local economies and you are curious about career paths at the intersection of business and international development. You think of yourself as an excellent team player and you are the first to raise your hand to help with any task, big or small. You take pride in focusing on details and you love the idea of using your organizational skills to benefit entrepreneurs. You have diverse interests and an abundant willingness to learn new concepts and skills.  

  • Day to day work involves supporting ANDE’s membership and programs team with research, communications, database, and event projects. 
  • Supporting preparations for our events, such as our Annual Conference, as well as other smaller-scale convenings, trainings, and webinars.  
  • Updating information in our membership database, communicating with members to confirm data, and supporting all staff with a variety of administrative needs. 
  • Conducting research projects specific to ANDE’s membership strategy and ANDE’s urgent issue areas: gender equality, environmental action, job creation, etc. 

    Who are we looking for?  

    • An undergraduate or graduate student curious to pursue a career at the intersection of entrepreneurship and international development  
    • Strong sense of organization and attention to detail  
    • Excellent writing and communication skills 
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision 
    • Adaptable – able to support multiple ongoing projects and pivot to new tasks quickly 
    • IT Management Skills – Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint  
    • Experience managing databases (Salesforce experience preferable) 

    Details about the role 

    • Timing is early January to early June 2022 
    • 20 hours per week 
    • This is a paid position offering $15.20/hour (or minimum wage in your state) 
    • Only candidates located in the following states will be considered: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC

    Note that this role will be remote until further notice given the COVID-19 pandemic and that applicants must be able to use their own computer.  

    Hiring Schedule 

    • Application Open: Friday, October 22nd  
    • Application Closed: Wednesday, November 24th  
    • Start date: Monday, January 17th  


    • Experience working for a global network of organizations operating in the entrepreneurship 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 

Application Instructions: 

To access the application, please navigate to the online application portal 

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.  

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.