About the Internship: Middlebury alum Khalid Quadir ’89—CEO and founding partner of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Limited (which manages Frontier Fund, the first private equity fund in Bangladesh) and founder of bracNet, a Bangladesh wireless broadband operator—is offering a unique summer internship opportunity for three Middlebury students to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of working in a rapidly developing country. The paid internships are sponsored by the Anwarul Quadir Foundation (AQF), which seeks to promote understanding of economic and social progress in Bangladesh. One of the three positions is reserved for Shohoz.com. They are hoping to recruit a woman for this internship as there is a unique opportunity to be mentored by Maliha Quadir, Founding Managing Director of Shohoz.com, but all applicants are welcome.
The internship will take place in the city of Dhaka and is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a strong preference for students not originally from the region to ensure a true cross-cultural experience. This internship is funded with a CCI award of $5,000 to cover airfare, in-country travel, and living expenses, and will last a minimum of eight weeks. The internship will be with Shohoz.com, and the job description can be tailored to the student’s interests and skills. Shohoz.com, owned and operated by Shohoj Limited, is a premium online travel service provider which aims to make long distance travel in Bangladesh easy and convenient. Driven by the passion to serve you better, Shohoz.com went on to pioneer the online travel industry by offering bus tickets and launch tickets. In the entertainment sector, movie tickets, event tickets as well as cricket match tickets are also available on Shohoz.com. The team of energetic and young professionals with deep expertise in eCommerce and travel domains, leaves no stone unturned to provide the best of services at minimal costs through the user friendly website, Android App, Partner network all over Bangladesh, and a multi-lingual call center. One of the most rapidly growing companies in Bangladesh, Shohoz.com addresses a critical need for the country. Founded and led by Maliha Quadir, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Shohoz promises to be an exciting place to work. http://www.shohoz.com/
Maliha M Quadir is Founding Managing Director of Shohoz.com: Maliha has extensive experiences in digital services and investment banking industry. She recently ran Vistaprint’s digital business in global emerging markets out of Singapore. Prior to this, she worked for Nokia, taking care of strategy and business development for an emerging market focused digital content service called Nokia Life Tools across multiple geographies. In the early part of her career, Maliha worked in Investment Banking, in Utilities Mergers and Acquisition team of Morgan Stanley in New York and San Francisco, and also in Debt Capital Markets of Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College (USA).
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