Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by – the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
About [Global Advisory Solutions]:
Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team provides experienced operational and management support to help build sustainable and scalable companies focused on serving the financial needs of underserved individuals and small businesses. We strengthen our partners and maximize their impact by leveraging innovations in technology and financial services to lower costs and increase quality at scale.
GLAS is a global team of advisors with hands on experience and deep technical and managerial expertise in building and supporting a range of financial service providers (FSPs). We work with organizations in emerging markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia to help them plan, implement, scale and enhance technologies and business models that can reduce bottlenecks to and catalyze the growth of financial services. In addition to our advisory work with FSPs, we contribute to industry development through case study work and research, knowledge sharing, as well as training and capacity building activities.
We are currently recruiting a Summer Associate based in Washington, DC to support GLAS with a combination of advisory work and program operations. Successful candidates will work on a variety of meaningful projects, such as conducting a sector scan for trends and innovations in data analytics, digital lending, and customer strategy; supporting development of GLAS advisory tools and processes, and contributing to key project work in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America. This unique role requires a diverse skill set, spanning management consulting, research and writing, strategic thinking, and project management with a focus on cutting edge innovation and technology in financial inclusion.
The length of this internship position is minimum 10 weeks, with a target start date of June 3, 2019.
GLAS Advisory Services
Working with Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions team will provide a deeper understanding and first-hand exposure to Accion’s 55+ years of institutional knowledge through technical tools, resources, and materials focused on financial inclusion topics and trends in the industry. This position will work alongside colleagues passionate about working toward a more financially inclusive and interconnected world.