Please submit resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) by email to the Microfinance CEO Working Group.
Subject: Communications & Media Relations Intern // Last Name, First Name
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Desired Start Date: Fall, 2017
Duration: minimum of 3 months (to be determined with selected candidate)
Internship Type: Unpaid
Desired Time Commitment: 15- 20 hours per week
Location: Chicago, IL or Boston, MA
About the Microfinance Working CEO Working Group:
The Microfinance CEO Working Group is a collaborative effort by the CEOs of ten leading global microfinance organizations whose impact is felt in 86 countries on five continents, and whose products and services are designed to offer support and opportunity to millions of low-income people around the world. Its members include Accion, Aga Khan Agency for Microfiance, BRAC, CARE USA’s Access Africa, FINCA, Grameen Foundation, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking. Since 2011, the Working Group has worked to support the positive evolution of the microfinance industry. The Working Group is committed to ensuring that the microfinance industry reaches its full potential by advocating for, and implementing, responsible business practices that keep clients at the forefront. Its agenda is both industry-facing, working with participants in microfinance, and outward-facing, addressing the broader community, especially those who support, influence and set the environment for the industry. The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion presently houses the secretariat for the Microfinance CEO Working Group.
The Microfinance CEO Working Group seeks a candidate with superior writing skills, an interest in public relations, and a passion for international development and social investment to fill our Communications & Media Relations Internship. This position is ideal for a student of Communications or Marketing interested in contributing actively to the creative and strategic development of an influential network’s marketing and communications campaign. Applicants for this position should be media-savvy and have strong communications skills and demonstrated creativity. This candidate will work directly with the Program Manager and other members of our staff to collaborate and contribute to an ongoing creative process, provide feedback, and contribute to the development of new strategies and materials. The schedule of weekly working hours will be determined in advance by the intern and staff; the intern will remain in contact with staff during their remote working hours via Gchat and/or Skype.
Key Responsibilities may include: