Innovation Research Internship

Economic Architecture WDC, District Of Columbia


Position at Ashoka

Innovation Research Internship


  • Supporting efforts to collect, validate, and analyze data and trends regarding community needs and structural racism in housing policies and markets;
  • Preparing research briefs and profiles for interviews with leaders and innovators;
  • Ensuring quality assurance and validity of data compiled; 
  • Collaborating with fellow Innovation Research Interns and the larger team to analyze emergent patterns and key trends from research; 
  • Contributing written research to public-facing content including case studies, articles, and reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity required.
  • Commitment to inclusive and collaborative team culture required.
  • Strong research and analytical skills. 
  • Analytical and concise, problem-solving skills.
  • High level of organizational management.
  • Ability to identify gaps in knowledge and identify issues and solutions.
  • A passion for knowledge and learning. 
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills. 

All applicants must be flexible, self-directed, and possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We appreciate interns who have excellent writing skills, good time management, are on task, outgoing and willing to learn new material. Most importantly, we want interns to support Everyone a Changemakers’ vision, and be able to dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to their work while they are with Ashoka.

This is an unpaid internship with the opportunity for full time and part time position. Ideal candidates will dedicate approximately 40 hours to this initiative a week, for 8-10 weeks. Ashoka is currently fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ashoka is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. Ashoka’s commitment to nondiscrimination extends to all terms and conditions of employment, including employee recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, training, performance evaluation, promotion, demotion, discipline and termination.