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. 


Summer Internships - Unreasonable Institute (Boulder,Colorado)

Business Development Fellowship  - Alterna ( Quetzaltenango, Guatemala )
At Alterna we’re looking for bright and talented people to join our Business Development Fellowship Program. It’s a unique chance for you to support the growth of social entrepreneurs across Central America and to contribute to an innovative and sustainable solution to economic development. This program is for professionals with relevant experience eager to take on a new challenge in the field of social entrepreneurship and business management where it matters most. A fellowship can last from three months to a year. You will be engaged in supporting entrepreneurs to achieve and assess their business goals and impacts and developing Alterna’s strategy and helping build the program and integrate Alterna into the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but currently we are seeking candidates to join our Spring program starting around March.To apply, please send us your CV and a cover lette r to info@alternaimpact.orgDeadline for applications is January 5, 2015. For more information, please click here.

2015 Agora Consulting Fellowship- Agora Partnertships 
Established in 2009, the Agora Consulting Fellowship is a 9-month professional development program for emerging business and investment leaders dedicated to using entrepreneurship to create positive social and environmental change. Agora Consultants act as advisors, strategists, connectors,and community builders to help impact-focused entrepreneurs access the knowledge, networks and capital they need to grow their businesses. Agora Consultants’ work is critical to building early-stage capital markets and to helping impact investors address their own barriers to investment. Consultants form the core of our Accelerator program, which is designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to grow their ventures. Each Consultant typically works with 4-5 companies under the direction of the Accelerator Manager, and enjoys significant autonomy, responsibility, and opportunity a social entrepreneur within the Agora community.For more information, please click here 

VisionSpring Undergraduate Internship/Fellowship - VisionSpring ( New Delhi, India)
VisionSpring is now offering 2-3 month undergraduate internships and 6-9 month undergraduate fellowships in our New Delhi, India office. Interns and fellows will have the option of a February 1st or June 1st start date. The VisionSpring interns and fellows program provides an exciting opportunity for those interested in social entrepreneurship to gain international experience and work with a leading social enterprise. VisionSpring is looking for dynamic, passionate, and self-motivated leaders who enjoy challenging and meaningful work. The ideal candidate has a solid background in business management, law, or optometry, with a high level of independence and flexibility. Interns and fellows will have the opportunity to work on projects in areas such as marketing and brand strategy, business strategy, human resources, finance, partnerships and business development, fundraising, retail and supply chain, sales, operations strategy, legal, or ey e care. Specific projects will be determined based on company needs and the intern or fellow’s skills; a list of potential projects is included below. Program participants will receive professional guidance and support from the India office leadership team. Intern and fellow selection will be made by India office leadership and is based on academic performance and professional experience. Deadline for applications is March 20, 2015. For more details please click here. 

VisionSpring Graduate Internship and/or Fellowship - VisionSpring ( New Delhi, India)
VisionSpring is now offering 2-3 month graduate internships and 6-9 month graduate fellowships in our New Delhi, India office. Interns and fellows will have the option of a February 1st or June 1st start date. The VisionSpring interns and fellows program provides an exciting opportunity for those interested in social entrepreneurship to gain international experience and work with a leading social enterprise. VisionSpring is looking for dynamic, passionate, and self-motivated leaders who enjoy challenging and meaningful work. The ideal candidate has a solid background in business management, law, or optometry, with a high level of independence and flexibility. Interns and fellows will have the opportunity to work on projects in areas such as marketing and brand strategy, business strategy, human resources, finance, partnerships and business development, fundraising, retail and supply chain, sales, operations strategy, legal, or eye care. S pecific projects will be determined based on company needs and the intern or fellow’s skills; a list of potential projects is included below. Program participants will receive professional guidance and support from the India office leadership team. Intern and fellow selection will be made by India office leadership and is based on academic performance and professional experience.Deadline for applications is March 20, 2015. For more details please click here. 

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 here

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

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.