Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

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. ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization.

Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions and corporations from around the world.  Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 190 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. 


Advanced Skills in Social Entrepreneurship | June-July 2014 | Nairobi, Kenya
Are you looking for a summer adventure and employable skills? The chance to team up with diverse people to make a difference using social entrepreneurship? If yes, this is your chance to gain practical skills while having an impact in addressing real-world problems in actual organizations - in one of the major global hubs of social innovation: Nairobi, Kenya. Watch a video on it here: The Amani Institute offers innovative programs endorsed by the Harvard Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership and Ashoka. Find out more about the program, and APPLY here

Market Innovation and Impact Investment Analyst / Intern - SARPAM ( Johannesburg)
SARPAM seeks short term analyst/ Intern to assist with identification of commercially sustainable private sector enterprises operating at critical points along the medicines and healthcare value chains in Southern Africa that fit the investment mandate of the Africa Medicines Impact Investment Fund and assisting with fundraising to provide technical assistance to these enterprises. The Africa Medicines Impact Investment Fund provides loans at market related rates to private sector enterprises with a 2-3 year track record of increasing access to medicines and healthcare in the region and commercial sustainability. It is a SARPAM market intervention seeded by the UK’s Department for International Development and implemented by Re-Action Consulting. The fund’s key service providers include Cadiz Asset Management, the African Management Services Company and GreaterCapital.For more information, please click here

Intern - Unreasonable East Africa ( Kampala)
We are looking for 4 talented individuals to join our team in Kampala to fill these short term/internship positions. You could be a student at the University or just completed your degree or are looking to transition roles from your current job. This is also a chance for you to experience our institute first hand including interacting with our class of entrepreneurs, learning from our 50 world class mentors and  joining the Unreasonable family. Do you think you have what it takes, APPLY NOW before April 20th, 2014

Short Term Associate - Business Development - Acumen (New York, NY)
Acumen is looking for a short term associate to support our business development team with a special emphasis on supporting our partnerships with foundations through grant writing and reporting. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with exceptional communication skills, commitment to global development, and a passion to create positive change.Deadline for applications is April 7, 2014. For more information, please click here

Fellow- Sanergy (Nairobi, Kenya)
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums. The Sanergy Fellows Program seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization. If selected, fellows can join our summer program (May/June-Aug) in Nairobi, Kenya or, depending on the needs of the organization; fellows can serve during other times of year. Sanergy seeks experienced applicants from a variety of sectors including but not limited to finance, management consulting, marketing, sales, agribusiness, international development, research and development, mechanical engineering, industrial design, human resources, and grant writing. More qualitatively, we are looking for people who have the desire to take on a new challenge in a pioneering context. We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change and we seek people who believe their knowledge and skills will bring about that change. We are looking for fellows with the desire, determination and energy to spend at least 3 months in East Africa pushing the frontiers of innovation. Join us! Please contact our Fellows Program Coordinator if you have any questions about the program. Deadline for applications is July 15th. Please click here for more information

Estágio ANDE no Brasil
Criado em 2010, o Polo tem a missão de catalisar o ecossistema para SGBs que visam impactos sociais, econômicos e/ou ambientais. Esse trabalho ocorre a partir da articulação das organizações pioneiras nessa área, no país e internacionalmente. Buscamos ter mais atores engajados na construção do campo, mobilizar mais recursos financeiros, gerar mais conhecimento sobre o setor e fortalecer o apoio oferecido às SGBs. Nossa visão é gerar maior qualidade de vida para os brasileiros, e fazer com que o Brasil seja referência internacional na ontribuição e no impacto dessas SGBs para a sociedade.Descrição da vaga: Espera-se que o estagiário colabore com a frequente atualização das informações do setor de empreendedorismo no Brasil, contribuindo com dados, ideias e ações para o desenvolvimento dos principais projetos do polo. Grande parte das atividades envolverá pesquisa, relações públicas e comunicação institucional

Summer Associate - Frontier Investments Group - Accion International
We are currently recruiting 1-2 Summer Associates who will be based in Washington, DC as well as 2-3 Summer Associates to take on in country roles at Frontier portfolio companies. The role is highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting edge innovation in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on live deals or provide post-investment support to a portfolio company, and will work with the Frontier team to define meaningful projects and deliverables (e.g. sector report, market overview, portfolio support), depending on their experience and interests and Frontier’s needs at the time. For motre information, please click here. Deadline for applications is May 3, 2014.

Summer Associate - Venture Lab- Accion International (Washington, DC)
We are currently recruiting 2-3 Summer Associates who will be based in Washington, DC as well as 2-3 Summer Associates to take on roles within Venture Lab portfolio companies. The role is highly entrepreneurial, spanning emerging market venture investing, consulting/management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting edge innovation in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on live deals or provide post-investment support to a portfolio company, and will work with the team to define a meaningful project and deliverable (e.g., sector report, market overview, portfolio support) to complete during the internship period. For more information, please click here.Deadline for applications is May 3, 2014. 

International Development Finance Intern, Summer 2014 - Enclude Ltd.(Washington, DC)
Enclude is currently seeking two graduate-level interns to join the team based in Washington DC. Interns with Enclude will sharpen skills essential to careers in consulting, development and finance by supporting Enclude’s practices around the world. For more information, please click here.

Voluntario ANDE El Capitulo de Mexico y Centro America
El Capitulo de México y Centro América, establecido en Agosto 2010 trabaja con los miembros de ANDE que están activos en la región, fomentando en conjunto el ecosistema emprendedor a través de eventos, creando y compartiendo conocimiento, ofreciendo oportunidades de capacitación y facilitar colaboraciones entre los actores para crear una visión de ecosistema y apoyar a los emprendedores. Hay un total de 50 miembros de ANDE actives en la región.El Capitulo está ofreciendo una pasantía de 6 meses a algún joven, con auto motivación, que le apasione trabajar con las pequeñas empresas y emprendedores que apoyan a reducir la pobreza. Las responsabilidades incluyen: Comunicación y Diseño – apoyo en comunicación a todos los involucrados (stakeholders), diseño para eventos, etc. Manejo de Conocimiento – Investigar sobre información/oportunidades en del sector y mantener la base de datos y recursos del capitulo Gestor de Eventos – trabajar con la Coordinadora regional para desarrollar eventos. Apoyo a la Coordinadora regional en manejar el capitulo.

Kiva Fellows- Kiva (Worldwide)
The Kiva Fellows Program is an exciting opportunity to become part of Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending organization. Recently, Kiva launched a new program, Kiva Zip, that supports entrepreneurs in the United States. Kiva Fellows serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, leveraging a wide variety of skills ranging from finance to urban planning, community engagement to international policy, media and communications to economics typical of students in your program. For more information please click hereThe application deadline for the upcoming cycle of fellows is September 29, 2013 (with deployment to the field in late January, 2013).