Summer 2017 Deep-Dive Masters,
Ashoka SFS Internship Program
Apply for the first round by December 16th
[Position Description attached]
Ashoka Social Financial Services (SFS) believes that markets can be a powerful tool to improve the
quality and character of people’s lives. For almost a decade, Ashoka SFS has searched for and
identified leading social entrepreneurs with systems-changing new ideas that use the market to create
social impact. A sub-set of these social entrepreneurs is showing us something new: we can achieve
greater impact by shifting the market itself to align financial success with social impact. These
innovations change what it takes to win, and have the potential to shape large-scale patterns of
market activity to benefit everyone.
The Ashoka SFS team has embarked on a collaborative effort to understand and share with others
what we believe is a new way of thinking about and designing how our markets work.
In Summer 2016, we launched the inaugural Ashoka SFS Summer Associate internship program and
welcomed the first cohort of Deep-Dive Associates. With this team of 6 outstanding Associates, we
investigated over 180 Ashoka Fellows to identify innovations that are changing the architecture of our
markets. This work resulted in case studies that dive deep into 18 market-based innovations to show
how they each create social impact in different areas of need – such as education, efficient energy
markets, affordable housing, and financial inclusion. We are expanding this rigorous program to
strengthen and maximize our team-of-teams at Ashoka SFS and reach higher levels of impact.
We are currently looking for creative and forward-thinking leaders to join our team as Deep-Dive
Masters and help us co-lead the next class of Deep-Dive Associates for 10 weeks in Summer 2017
(June 12 – August 18).
How to Apply
Please send a Resume and Cover Letter to Jennifer Vogt, Innovation Manager at
Submit general information about yourself using this link
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We urge students to apply as soon as possible given
the high volume of applications received. Please note that only complete applications – Resume and
Cover Letter – will be considered.
We are currently accepting applications for the First Round of review for the summer leadership
positions with Ashoka Social Financial Services. The deadline for consideration for this round
is Friday, December 16th.
Please note that each "round" represents a distinct period in which students may apply, not a
succession of steps for your application. For this position, Students may apply in one round only.
Questions? Contact Jennifer A. Vogt, PhD
Innovation Manager, Social Financial Services
Public Fellow, Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies
Ashoka Innovators for the Public
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