You will gain a nuanced understanding of the microfinance and financial inclusion sector, particularly who the actors are, what the challenges and exciting innovations are, and how the sector is evolving to better serve the interest of the extreme poor.
You will have opportunities to interact directly with major microfinance actors, as well as to attend learning events and seminars in the DC area.
You will learn about various issues that concern microfinance practitioners, such as social performance, health integration, and gender empowerment.
You will be an integral part of a close-knit and fast-paced team, observing the inner-workings of a development organization.
Candidates should be able to commit a minimum of 24 hours per week; preference will be given to those who can commit to 40 hours per week.
Fall/winter: through January 30th.
Winter/Spring: January 5 – May 30; preference to longer commitment.
Summer: May 30 – August 22, preference to those able to stay for the fall semester.
Proficient spoken and written English and French and/or Spanish required (highly recommended for communications). Arabic and Portuguese are also useful.
Proficiency in communications tools. Each position varies in the amount of time spent using design software and online platforms for communication, but you will be assessed on your proficiency with any one or a comination of these programs: for graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop/Illustrator), email marketing (Constant Contact), website design (WordPress [.org and .com], Square Space), and video editing (we use YouTube because we aren’t video editors).
Candidates should be highly motivated self-starters with a passion for international development, and particularly for reaching and empowering the very poor. Candidates do NOT have to currently be enrolled in an academic program.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an unpaid internship. A transportation stipend may be provided upon request. Support will be given for receiving credit through your academic institution.
Send resume and cover letter to . No phone inquiries please.
Microcredit Summit Campaign 1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005
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