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Communication & Events Internship, Ashoka Switzerland
Grade: Intern
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Position at Ashoka

Ashoka is on an audacious mission to create a world where everyone is a changemaker i.e. a world where

everyone has the agency and skills to make a positive change in their families or communities. It is only in

such a world where the solutions will outrun our social problems. Ashoka is the largest global network of

leading social entrepreneurs - men and women with system changing solutions for the world's most

important social challenges. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected 3800+ innovative social entrepreneurs as

Ashoka Fellows, providing them with professional and financial support as well as access to a global

network of peers and relevant actors in more than 90 countries. Together with them, Ashoka develops

new models for collaboration and co-creates ecosystems needed to advance the field of social

entrepreneurship and the citizen sector. For more information on Ashoka please visit

Ashoka Switzerland is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic intern to join its team, a person with a proven

commitment to social change and a solid understanding of social innovation. The intern will mainly handle

the team’s external communication, including social media, website, and newsletters, as well as managing

events planning and outreach. The intern will also contribute to further develop Ashoka’s programs and

partnerships in Switzerland and worldwide.

The successful candidate will have strong organizational, time management and multitasking skills, and will

be self-motivated as well as a strong team player. This is a great opportunity to experience working in the

not-for-profit / social entrepreneurship sector and take on considerable responsibilities.

External Communication (40%)

• Ashoka Switzerland’s website: management of audience and outreach, support with content calendar

and production, copywriting, storytelling and editing.

• Oversee the daily social media calendar on Facebook and LinkedIn

Handle newsletters for the internal Ashoka community as well as the external circle of subscribers

Media and journalism: outreach and support to content production

Event Management (30%)

• Supporting the team in guest list management

• Manage contacts database

• Leading and coordinating the logistical delivery of events – including online events.

Preparation of material for events: invitation, reminder, possible visuals, and others

Support to partnership development and management (30%)

• Support local and international partnerships management: write reporting, organize events, create

workshops, follow-up activities, set-up team meeting, etc.

• Research and create proposals for new partnerships

• Strong interest in social entrepreneurship and non-profit sector (preferred: Master’s degree from a

business School, HES-So or University)

• Good understanding of social entrepreneurship / CSR / philanthropic sectors problematics

• Highly organized and detail-oriented

• Excellent time management and multitasking skills. Experience in project management is a plus

• Able to work on own initiative and under minimal supervision as well as in international teams

Strong relationship skills: ability to interact clearly and efficiently with diverse audiences including high-

level executives from the business and the social sector in different countries

• Strong writing skills

• Proficient with Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Proficient in English and French (optional: German)

• Motivation and enthusiasm!

Personal qualities

Ashoka has a rigorous screening process for hiring staff at all career stages. All applicants for all positions

must possess the following qualities along with the appropriate degree of experience:

Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship: compelled to take creative initiative and ownership

Emotional and social intelligence: ability to work efficiently and respectfully in teams, putting

organizational/team goal first (personal glory second).

Ethical fiber: exceptionally strong ethical behaviour, self-reflectiveness, and strong empathy skills,


Self-definition: the candidate expects that changing the world in big ways and on a continental scale is

what he/she will do in life.

Reports to: Ashoka Switzerland Director

Time commitment: full time, 6-12 months internship

Location: Geneva (home office with frequent presence in Geneva possible)

Start date: 23rd August or 1st September 2021

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Switzerland to apply for this job

Applications (CV + cover letter) should be sent to [email protected]

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