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 who will be based in Washington, DC to support GLAS’s industry engagement efforts. This unique role requires a diverse skill set, spanning management consulting, marketing, research, superior writing skills, and knowledge of cutting edge innovation and technology in financial inclusion. Successful candidates will lead story framing, information gathering/synthesis, analysis, and production of thought leadership pieces (i.e., blogs, case studies, and webinars) to share learnings from and promote GLAS’s work with the industry. S/he will also work with the team to support GLAS operations and contribute to global consulting engagements as needed.
The length of this internship position is minimum 10 weeks, with the option for part-time work in the spring or fall. The target start date is June 3, 2019.
The Accion Industry Engagement Summer Associate will gain a deeper understanding and first-hand exposure to financial inclusion trends, tools, resources and digital solutions for Accion’s FSP clients and partners. This position will work alongside colleagues passionate about working toward a more financially inclusive and interconnected world.