- Posted June 24, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What was your best internship?
My Unternship with Ashoka
It didn’t take long however to overcome my early concerns. Ashoka’s culture is, unlike any other organization that I’ve worked with - contagiously warm and welcoming - regardless of the role you fill within the organization. The internship program itself is very deliberate in affording interns, even within their first few weeks, with multiple opportunities to excel at the rate that best fits them. Ashoka is an organization of huge ideas and the interns are all encouraged to take a substantial stake in its vision. At Ashoka, “changing the world” isn’t a platitude, it really is the mission. As an intern, Ashoka has empowered me to go well beyond contributing to the organization’s mission, to build on its vision of “Everyone a Changemaker” long after my internship has concluded. The opportunities available to me here have been more than I could have expected. More than those opportunities, the individuals and ideas that I have engaged will stay with me for the rest of my career.