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Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Undergraduate Intern

June - August 2021 • Singapore, Central

What I liked

Really meaningful work supporting social entrepreneurs and diverse changemaking in the Southeast Asian region

What I wish was different

If only there had been no COVID-19 and we could have been in-person more

Advice

Make the most of it! There's so much to do and lots of interesting work to get involved with
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Youth years intern

June - August 2019 • Bangalore, Karnataka

What I liked

I liked the freedom I was given to explore my interests. I was able to sit in on different teams around the office and learn what my strengths are. I was also about to strike up my own projects and take the lead on events.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more outgoing from the get-go.

Advice

Be willing to go after projects and take up your own initiatives.
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Changemakers Intern

May - August 2019 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

Incredible staff who are invested in YOU.

What I wish was different

More guidance during mentorship transitions.

Advice

You get what you give in this internship. Meet as many people as you can during the internship -- there are some pretty amazing people at Ashoka!
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Summer Associate

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The office environment was vibrant and open to work anywhere and with anyone. The staff came from different backgrounds and were all welcoming and willing to immerse their interns into their projects.

What I wish was different

Receive some financial aid for commuting.

Advice

Be open with your ideas and don't be afraid to start something new outside of your assigned tasks.
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Framework Change intern

May - August 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The structure mentorship, opportunity to work across teams / departments, tangible end product

What I wish was different

More structure to the internship program within Ashoka

Advice

Take every opportunity to sit in a meeting and spend time Getting to know the staff
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Impact Evaluation Intern

May - July 2017 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I liked the people I worked with

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more directed during my internship. Much of my internship involved me seeking out new projects to work on.

Advice

Make contacts and network early; attend all brown bag discussions and events put on for Ashoka staff.
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