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Please submit resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (2-3 pages) by email to the Microfinance CEO Working Group.
Subject: Communications & Media Relations Intern // Last Name, First Name
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Desired Start Date: Fall, 2017
Duration: minimum of 3 months (to be determined with selected candidate)
Internship Type: Unpaid
Desired Time Commitment: 15- 20 hours per week
Location: Chicago, IL or Boston, MA
About the Microfinance Working CEO Working Group:
The Microfinance CEO Working Group is a collaborative effort by the CEOs of ten leading global microfinance organizations whose impact is felt in 86 countries on five continents, and whose products and services are designed to offer support and opportunity to millions of low-income people around the world. Its members include Accion, Aga Khan Agency for Microfiance, BRAC, CARE USA’s Access Africa, FINCA, Grameen Foundation, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking. Since 2011, the Working Group has worked to support the positive evolution of the microfinance industry. The Working Group is committed to ensuring that the microfinance industry reaches its full potential by advocating for, and implementing, responsible business practices that keep clients at the forefront. Its agenda is both industry-facing, working with participants in microfinance, and outward-facing, addressing the broader community, especially those who support, influence and set the environment for the industry. The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion presently houses the secretariat for the Microfinance CEO Working Group.
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. For further information, visit www.accion.org.
We are currently seeking a Volunteer & Pro-Bono Engagements Intern to join our Human Resources team. The intern will contribute to our team by researching, communicating about, and analyzing opportunities for Accion to create partnerships and skills-based opportunities for external engagement. This role will offer the opportunity to work closely with the SVP of Human Resources, along with our program teams, and will allow the intern to obtain an overview of a global non-profit and the work of its HR team.
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. He/She will strategize, develop and support key organizational activities during the duration of the internship, including the annual employee engagement survey, the annual talent review process, and the re-design of Accion’s corporate mentor program.
The intern will also look closely at Accion’s performance management process and the way it is introduced to new hires through on boarding and interim review processes.
The intern will gain exposure to the 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.
The project associate is a temporary, six-month assignment. This position will work primarily within a team led by the director of research. The associate will be responsible for organizing the 2018 Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance, in addition to supporting Financial Inclusion Week, an initiative of the Center for Financial Inclusion that aims to strengthen the diverse community of players involved in building a more inclusive financial ecosystem through a week of global conversation. The position also requires a certain amount of administrative support work, largely related to scheduling, events, and project reporting.
In this position you will be a senior member of our Global Advisory Solutions (GLAS) team based in Bogotá (Colombia), leading GLAS’s business development strategy and program management in the Latin America (LATAM) region. In this pivotal role, you will lead the expansion of key client relationships that represent opportunities to implement Accion’s strategy in the financial inclusion landscape. You will be also providing advice on digital strategy and other business related areas for our partners and for a wide range of financial service providers (FSPs), building relationships with them, and overseeing the development and implementation of our advisory services.
En esta posición, el Director será responsable de liderar el equipo de Soluciones de Asesoría Global (GLAS) de Accion en Latinoamérica, con el fin de desarrollar nuevos negocios para la región en línea con la estrategia y gerenciar los programas de la región. En este role, se encargara de la expansión de las relaciones con potenciales partners clave que representen oportunidades de implementar la estrategia de Accion en el ámbito de inclusión financiera. Asi mismo, asesorará a nuestros socios y proveedores de servicios financieros (FSPs) en el desarrollo e implementación de estrategias digitales en las diferentes áreas del negocio.
We are seeking a Training and Development Intern to join the Human Resources team. The intern will focus on staff learning opportunities, in particular online and distance learning. S/he will research relevant courses for Accion staff, as well as review and improve our internal eLearning platform. In addition, the intern will support efforts to market courses and engage staff in the available opportunities. S/he may also have the opportunity to collaborate and contribute to a broad array of HR projects, including broader professional development, employee engagement, and talent acquisition.
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.