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Membership and Programs Intern

Department: ANDE
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: TBD

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

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About ANDE

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel sustainable entrepreneurship in developing economies. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, address climate change and provide an array of environmental and social benefits.

As the leading global voice of the SGB sector, ANDE believes that SGBs are a powerful, yet underleveraged tool in addressing climate, environmental and social challenges. Since 2009, ANDE has grown into a trusted network of nearly 300 collaborative members, representing a wide range of entrepreneurship support organizations, impact investors, researchers, donors and others relevant to the Small and Growing Business sector that operate in nearly every developing economy. ANDE grows the body of knowledge, mobilizes resources, and connects the institutions that support the small business entrepreneurs who build inclusive prosperity in developing economies.

About the Aspen Institute

ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

ANDE is looking for a Communications Intern, based in the United States. This is a part-time, term-limited position.

Position Description

The Communications intern facilitates the day-to-day work of ANDE’s regional communications including but not limited to the following:

Job Responsibilities

  • Day to day work involves supporting ANDE’s membership and programs team with research, communications, database, and event management.
  • Reviewing and compiling newsletters.
  • Supporting social media posting and website management.
  • Supporting preparations for our events, such as our Annual Conference, as well as other smaller-scale convenings, trainings, and webinars.
  • Updating information in our membership database, communicating with members to confirm data, and supporting all staff with a variety of administrative needs.
  • Conducting research projects specific to ANDE’s membership strategy and ANDE’s urgent issue areas: gender equality, environmental action, job creation, etc.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this role:

  • An undergraduate or graduate student curious to pursue a career at the intersection of entrepreneurship and international development
  • Strong sense of organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable – able to support multiple ongoing projects and pivot to new tasks quickly
  • IT Management Skills – Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience managing databases (Salesforce experience preferable)
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Canva, and Hootsuite highly preferred

Details about the role

  • Timing is late May to late December 2022
  • 40 hours per week
  • This is a paid position starting at $15.20/hour and shifting to $16.10/hour beginning on July 1, 2022 (or minimum wage in your state)
  • Only candidates located in the following states will be considered: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC

Note that this role will be remote until further notice given the COVID-19 pandemic and that applicants must be able to use their own computer.

The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

 

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