Kiva's Strategic Initiatives Impact Investments Intern
Kiva - San Francisco, CA

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Kiva’s Department of Strategic Initiatives (DSI) seeks an intern to help manage Kiva’s growing portfolio of non-MFI partners. As a DSI intern you will work with a small team to identify and assess a wide range of organizations, from nonprofits to social enterprises, that operate in areas of impact (such as health, water and sanitation, renewable energy, and higher education) and which could benefit from partnering with Kiva. You will also be responsible for assisting the Department in preparing reports and presentations for Kiva’s staff and management on opportunities in these fields. This is an ideal position for someone with a background in business, accounting, or finance who is looking to gain experience in impact investing/lending.

Description of Key Responsibilities that would include but not be limited to

1) Explore Potential of leads for “non-MFI” Partners

Explore potential leads for non-MFI partners. Conduct online research of potential organizations, host exploratory calls, and analyze how different types of potential partners could benefit from Kiva funding. Based on this analysis, provide recommendations to the Director of Strategic Initiatives.

2) Contribute to Investment Memos

Contribute to the content of Kiva’s Investment Memos for non-MFI partners, including write-ups on the market context, product analysis, reviewing business plans, assessing management and board capacity, etc.

3) Provide general support to the Strategic Initiatives team

Potential projects could include loan product analysis, online research, support to Strategic Initiatives fellows in the field, and some administrative work.

Required Skills

Degree in Business, Finance, International Development or Economics

Strong Interest in Impact Investing

Analytical Thinker, with ability to assess business plans, financial health, etc

Research or Field Experience in bringing product solutions to BoP customers desired

Highly organized with an aptitude for working in a start-up environment. This means being able to take on multiple projects, work independently, manage your time to meet deadlines

Value for Microfinance and Kiva’s Mission

Excellent Writing Skills

Language Skills: Spanish or French desirable

Programs: Excel, Google Docs, PowerPoint, MS Office.


Opportunity to join the team of the world’s first online person-to-person lending platform.

Robust microfinance educational program and career development opportunities.

References gladly given for successful participants.

Job Location

San Francisco, California, United States

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