Emily Lamb

Emily manages the Changemaker Campus network, a collective of post-secondary institutions dedicated to making changemaking a norm in higher education.

Ashoka U May News U Can Use

Hello from Ashoka U!

We know this is a time of year when many opportunities pop up – and we want to know about them! If you have anything you’d like to be considered for the Ashoka U “News U Can Use”, please contact Emily Lamb, elamb@ashoka.org, with a title, 40 word description, relevant links, and contact information.

Wishing you a wonderful May!

the Ashoka U team


Miami Dade College IDEA Center Executive Director

Miami Dade College seeks an Executive Director of the Idea Center, the creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship incubator. This person will oversee and lead the strategic vision of the center. Learn more, including how to apply, here.

Watson U: VP of Programs (Colorado), VP of Programs (Florida), VP of Search (Florida)

Watson U aims to be a new university model that launches and accelerates the ideas of student innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Watson is hiring for three senior level roles:

Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship

Brown University seeks VISTA Fellows for Fall 2017. They provide capacity-building support for anti-poverty initiatives in Providence, RI. It is a full-time, post-graduate service fellowship beginning August 2017, housed at the Swearer Center. Questions? Contact Tiesha Nieves, tiesha_nieves@brown.edu. Applications due Wednesday, May 12. Please apply via My AmeriCorps.

SolutionsU Educator Community Manager (Part Time)

SolutionsU, a program of the Solutions Journalism Network, seeks an Education Community Manager. This person will work with educators (outside the field of journalism) to develop highly valuable and engaging educator resources. Interested? Contact Taylor Nelson, taylor@solutionsjournalism.org to learn more.

Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship

Applications are now open for the Fair Trade Campaigns Fellows! They advance the Fair Trade Campaigns by providing direct leadership and guidance for regional Fair Trade organizers. Click here to learn more, including how to apply.

Omprakash EdGE: Critical Development Studies and Affordable Global Internships

Omprakash EdGE offers immersive health, education, and environmental internships in 40+ countries worldwide, and combines these field experiences with rigorous online training and mentorship–a model accredited by numerous U.S. universities. In offering grants for this program, EdGE proves unparalleled in both critical education and affordability. Click here to learn more.

SolutionsU Intern (Part Time)

SolutionsU seeks an intern to support a variety community building initiatives for the SolutionsU solution journalism network through social media, online engagements, and other communications projects. Contact Taylor Nelson, taylor@solutionsjournalism.org to learn more.

The Dinner Party Internships (Full Time)

The Dinner Party, founded by an Ashoka Fellow, support 20 and 30 somethings who have experienced loss. They have two paid summer roles available:

  • Community Development Intern – This person will scout and recruit community leads, connect participants to local peer groups, and develop a social media imprint.
  • Web Development Intern – This person will conduct data management and transfer, and design user-friendly manual for community to navigate new web platform.

Questions? Contact Jules, jules@thedinnerparty.org.

DPMI Certificate in International Development and Social Change, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

The DPMI certificate is an two or three week, summer international development program for changemakers seeking to improve program design, evaluation, strategic partnership, and facilitation skills necessary for development and social change careers. Applications now open for the Monterey, California and Washington, DC program.

Webinar: Vancouver’s LEDlab – Leveraging Mitacs Partnerships for Social Change – May 17, 12:00-1:30pm ET

The Local Economic Development Lab is a three-year university-community partnership focused on understanding and fostering the conditions required for inclusive and sustainable, community-driven economic development. During this webinar, the LEDlab team will share about their work in Vancouver and the findings around building community partnerships. Sign up here.

Interfaith Leadership Institutes – August 11-13, 2017

Interfaith Youth Core’s annual Interfaith Leadership Institutes (ILIs), in Chicago, Illinois, is a three-day workshop that equips undergraduate students and educators with the skills to engage diverse faiths and worldviews. Learn more, including how to register, here. Discounted registration available through June 1.

Social Entrepreneurship for Development: A business model 1st Edition

by Margaret Brindle and Ron Layton

This is a practical guide to both policymakers and entrepreneurs with an African focus on how African producers can better capture the value their labor creates. Purchase the book here.

Please send content for the Ashoka U “News U Can Use” monthly newsletter to Emily Lamb, elamb@ashoka.org, including a title and 40 word blurb with relevant links and contact information.