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 http://www.accion.org.
Global Advisory Solutions:
Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team partners with financial service providers around the globe to better meet the needs of underserved individuals and small businesses. We provide 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. 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. For more information, visit https://www.accion.org/how-we-work/advise/accion-global-advisory-solutions.
We are currently recruiting a Global Insights Intern who will be based in Washington, DC to support GLAS’s industry engagement function. 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) on topics such as digital transformation and human centered design, with the aim of promoting GLAS’s work with the industry. S/he will also contribute to key project work around the world.
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 1, 2020.
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. The Accion Global Insights Intern will have the opportunity to author blogs and papers and work closely with industry experts passionate about working toward a more financially inclusive and interconnected world.
Please include a cover letter when applying to this position.