Accion International

  • Organizational Development Intern

    Location : City Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/15/2019 3:51 PM)
    Job ID
    Accion International
  • Overview

    Position Summary:


    This is a 3 - 6 month internship and will be based in our Cambridge, MA office.  The Organizational Development Intern will add value to Accion through support of the organization’s performance and talent management processes and implementation of high-quality organizational development initiatives and programs designed to ensure excellence in attaining Accion’s mission and objectives. The Organizational Development Intern will support key organizational activities during the internship, including the performance management process, the annual employee engagement survey, and Accion’s internal coaching program.

    In particular, the intern will be working on Accion’s performance management process and assisting in improvements to it.

    The intern will gain exposure to organization and employee development in a global non-profit organization. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student to apply and expand their skills in data input and analysis, communications, and training and development in a non-profit Human Resources setting.


    Performance Feedback

    • Support the redesign and improvement of Accion’s performance management processes.
    • Research industry trends and propose best practices relevant to Accion’s structure and work.
    • Support staff training on system updates. 
    • Develop core communication to staff related to key changes and timelines. 

    Employee Engagement             

    • Analyze employee response trends and provide recommendations around key areas to address; support the launch and marketing of this year’s employee engagement survey.

    Accion Mentor Program

    • Support the HR Specialist in the execution of Accion's Mentor Program, including coordinating mentoring activities and developing program resources and materials.


    • Support development of organizational communications, training materials, and other resources.
    • Source and market professional development opportunities.
    • Provide general administrative support to the Learning and Organizational Development unit and the Human Resource team as required.


    • Undergraduate or graduate student studying Human Resources, Organizational Development, Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field preferred;
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, strong attention to detail;
    • Strong oral and written skills
    • Fluency in English required, proficiency in Spanish (oral and written) highly desired
    • Ability to take initiative and think strategically
    • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office; strong Excel skills required
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
    • Commitment to / interest in Accion’s mission and values
    • Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude.
    • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change
      • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
      • Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
      • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others.

    About Accion:


    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 110 partners in 50 countries. More at 


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