Role: Paid Intern
Job Function: Administration/Communications/Logistics
Language Requirements: English
Ashoka was founded in 1980 by Bill Drayton. In over 40 years, Ashoka has pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship by building the largest network of systems-change social entrepreneurs worldwide with more than 3500 Ashoka Fellows working in 93 countries, putting their innovative ideas into practice to create positive change at a large scale. These leading social entrepreneurs create new, pattern-changing ideas to solve seemingly intractable challenges and act as key role models and recruiters for changemakers. They point us to the next frontiers of change in society and inspire the ideas that shape Ashoka’s strategies.
Ashoka is driving a new vision for the citizen sector—one based on individual innovators who inspire and lead everyone to be a ‘changemaker’ at some level. Ashoka’s core work is identifying and investing in leading social entrepreneurs with new ideas for social change as well as providing them with access to a global network of social entrepreneurs thereby creating an ever-increasing synergy for local action and global change. Ashoka serves as a platform for collaboration and exchange, while also designing new ways for the citizen sector to become more productive, entrepreneurial, and globally integrated.
Description of internship opportunity
The Ashoka Anglophone West Africa office is looking for a motivated intern that will support staff tasks related to administration, communications, and logistics for a specific term-based project.
Intern will be based out of the Ashoka Africa hub in Lagos Nigeria
Intern will be expected to assist with the growth of Ashoka’s program and will work collaboratively with project team members based in Africa to:
Effectively co-create and manage online communities of practice
Plan, curate, set up and manage online events and meetings
Create and share stories of the project through social media and other platforms
Coordinate selection of program participants across three African countries
Work closely with Project Lead and Coordinator for the Pan African project
Monitor and ensure that project implementation is on track
Desired Skills and Expertise
Ashoka team members are entrepreneurial individuals who are willing and able to work in several different capacities. Therefore, intern should have:
Self-motivation and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Interest in Pan-African issues and initiatives and, a desire to gain experience in the social entrepreneurship sector.
Strong Administrative, Logistics and Coordination skills.
Strong social media and online Community Management skills are desired.
Experience in professional writing.
Ability to work independently and in a creative, collaborative team environment.
Teamwork & Communication skills: In the era of COVID-19, this will be a remote working opportunity. The candidate must be excited to explore new and unique ways to work with, learn from & have fun with their team.
Proficiency in English and Exceptional Communication skills (written and spoken)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Intern Logistics Estimated
Time Commitment: Full time (Monday –Friday; 9 am –5pm, GMT+1)
Estimated duration of project: 12 months
Stipend: 179,233.33 NGN
Required Application Documents
Motivation Letter and Resume/CV; send application to email@example.com
- Deadline: August 12,2022