I am a Cansbridge Fellow and alumni, participating in the fellowship in 2016. Every year, through a competitive selection process, the fellowship selects 15 high-potential student entrepreneurs and sends them on a self-organized internship to Asia for the summer. For my internship, I worked in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a communications consultant for Alliance For Financial Inclusion.
The fellowship is run entirely by volunteers and alumni. The fellowship mandate is that you "get what you give," and giving back to the organization is encouraged.
I volunteered my time to help run the fellowship, and quickly rose to a leadership position. During my two year active period, I helped with hiring, management, and as the creative director and marketing manager. I worked to develop the organization's brand, content and campaigns.