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IIP-Ashoka India
Bangalore, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
ashokaI            ASHOKA INDIA

About: Ashoka is a global association of social entrepreneurs. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 2,500 social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in 70 countries. Ashoka’s vision is to create a world in which “Everyone is a Changemaker.”
Intern responsibilities: IIP interns will work on two programs: Venture and Fellowship | Research and Mapping
  • Venture and Fellowship -  The intern for this program will conduct research, design processes to search and identify social entrepreneurs and nominators, participate in interviews, and map partnerships and visibility opportunities that would catalyze the work of the fellows.  
  • Research and Mapping - The intern will research and map entrepreneurial candidates for senior staff roles and nominators, design processes to strengthen the search process, participate in interviews, and map partnerships and visibility opportunities that would catalyze hiring growth at Ashoka. 
Qualifications: A background in engineering, technology, management, media or social sciences and an interest in social entrepreneurs and their stories are recommended.  Strong research, critical thinking and analytical skills are required.  Skills in design, video production, and technology are recommended. Basic knowledge of Hindi would be an asset.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of a past IIP intern): First, I worked with multiple stakeholders from the profit and non-profit sectors, including Ashoka’s teams in Colombia and Brazil, as well as architectural firms, urban planners, and cement producers throughout India to gain an understanding of self-construction practices around the world and global barriers to entry in the market. Second, I conducted detailed analyses of five primary international cases and developed original models of market engagement within the Indian context. Third, I used this background to assess and segment the Indian self-construction market, valued at roughly 720 billion rupees, and presented my findings, as well as my stakeholder-based entry strategies, to the team. Lastly, I began to physically re-design and re-write marketing materials.

View a Powerpoint presentation by a past IIP intern: Partridge, Megan, Ashoka India.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.