How you will benefit
You will gain a nuanced understanding of the microfinance and financial inclusion sector, particularlywho 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.
What we will be considering
(please mention these in your cover letter)
- 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.
- Spring: through 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.
- 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 info[at]microcreditsummit.org. No phone inquiries please.
Microcredit Summit Campaign
1101 15th Street NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005