Accion International

Intern, Resource Development

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/2/2022 9:47 AM)
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About Accion:

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at

About Resource Development

Accion’s Resource Development department has a solid track record of creative partnerships, strategic fundraising, and proven results. We work across a broad base of corporate and private foundation partners including Mastercard, Credit Suisse, FMO, Bill and Melinda Gates, MetLife, and Citi Foundations. In addition, we work with individual impact investors, philanthropic donors, and the public sector to carry out our important and increasingly urgent mission. Building on the existing strong base of supporters and partners, we aim to amplify our strategic partnership priorities.


Position Summary 

The Resource Development (RD) team is seeking a Graduate Intern for the fall with strong research, business intelligence/analytics, marketing skills, knowledge of data visualization tools and project management experience. The Intern will work closely with the Resource Development team to support our knowledge management as it pertains to funders and key partnerships and develop fact sheets for external use with key stakeholders. The Intern will also be key in the creation of funder profiles and engagement strategies for high priority prospects and partners.  


Position Responsibilities

  • Supporting the RD team in market research, landscape analyses for priority geographies and sectors to better understand partnership, funding, economic and development trends
  • Contributing to the creation of funder profiles and engagement strategies for the RD team’s top prospects
  • Support in the development of a partnership matrix to improve our analysis of prospective partners for public sector, especially USAID, opportunities.
  • Analyze funding trends using sources like Devex, Lexis Nexis to collate insights from research and data analytics about current and future initiatives and opportunities that would be relevant for Accion
  • Create fact sheets for Accion’s work across different thematic areas and geographies, working across the private sector and institutional partnerships team in Resource Development
  • Support data visualization (Power BI) projects related to Salesforce CRM data

Learning Component/Benefits:

Working with Accion’s Resource Development team will provide a deeper understanding and first-hand exposure to Accion’s 60 years of institutional experience. The Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the team’s knowledge tools and gain experience with strategic partnerships. The Intern will also work closely with a highly collaborative and creative team of partnerships experts who are passionate about working toward a more financially inclusive and interconnected world. This internship will provide knowledge and experience within a well-established and globally recognized nonprofit, with an innovative business model, and is an organization at the forefront of innovative financial services for underserved populations. 


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program (international relations, business management/MBA, non-profit management, economic development, marketing/communications)
  • Experience with market research and/or business intelligence gathering and analysis
  • Project management
  • Strong research, data analytics, data visualization skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate visually and verbally to a variety of audiences (e.g., external, internal, and philanthropic).
  • Strong working knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Willingness to embody Accion’s values of Excellence, Respect and Passion for Social Change
  • Previous experience with CRM platforms (Salesforce), data visualization tools (Power BI) preferred
  • Experience working with fundraising teams and in particular, knowledge of corporations and private foundations is preferred  
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
  • 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. 

Period of internship: October 2022-January 2023 (dates are flexible)


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