Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
Volunteers, Kiva (Remote)
Have you ever wondered how Kiva manages to post so much content on Kiva.org? Behind the scenes, our dedicated worldwide teams of editing and translation volunteers review loan descriptions that come in from the field and prepare them for posting. With Kiva's success, these teams have been growing. To keep them working smoothly, we are looking for several highly committed volunteers to lead teams of up to 35 members. For more information, click here. Closing date for applications is May 31st, 2013.
Internship, Agora Partnerships (Mexico)
Ágora Partnerships es una empresa social dedicada a la explotación del potencial de los emprendedores en fase inicial de impacto para crear valor económico, social y ambiental para sus comunidades. Ágora ofrece a los empresarios de Latinoamérica consultoría estratégica, desarrollo de liderazgo, redes y acceso a capital de crecimiento. Nuestro programa de pasantías de verano, provee a un grupo de selecto de estudiantes la oportunidad única de apoyar el desarrollo de la industria de inversión y emprendimiento de impacto. Los pasantes trabajan muy de cerca de cerca de actores claves en el ecosistema del emprendedurismo. El tiempo de la pasantía es alrededor de 10 a 12 semanas, empezando en junio hasta agosto. El trabajo será en las oficinas de Mexico DF. Por favor envíe su currículo y carta de presentación al correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org con el asunto "Aplicación para Pasantía 2013 - México" antes del 15 de mayo.
West Africa Smallholder Investment Consultant, Rainforest Alliance (New York, NY- with international travel required)
Rainforest Alliance seeks a consultant to analyze the cocoa value chains in West Africa, analyze smallholder investment capital needs and repayment ability, and test financial assumptions with social lenders and/or specialty loan programs. The goal is to enable smallholders to make sustainability investments, thereby enabling them to enhance biodiversity and improve their livelihoods. The consultant will be responsible for the evaluation of the cocoa value chain, development of a financial model reflecting smallholder economics, the identification and linking of producer groups with financial parties and overall strategy development for cocoa producer investment capital acquisition. For more information click here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will end when a suitable candidate is selected. Start date in late May or early June 2013.
East Africa Sustainable Finance Consultant, Rainforest Alliance (New York, NY- with international travel required)
Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) is seeking a consultant to analyze the Rainforest Alliance agricultural producers in East Africa and support linking them with financial institutions and technical assistance development opportunities. The goal is to enable smallholders to access finance for short-‐term capital and long-‐term sustainability investments, thereby enabling them to enhance biodiversity and improve their livelihoods. This consultant will be responsible for the evaluation of the smallholder value chains, development of a financial model reflecting smallholder economics, the identification and linking of producer groups (cooperatives) with financial parties and overall strategy development for East Africa producer credit acquisition. For more information click here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will end when a suitable candidate is selected. Start date in late May or early June 2013.
Kiva Fellows Program
Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 400 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with our microfinance institution (MFI) field partners in over 60 countries around the globe. The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. For more information click here. Deadline to apply is May 26, 2013.
Volunteer Position in Social Finance/Social Business - ICE (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
About ICE: Founded by a group of entrepreneurs at the end of the 90s, ICE (Entrepreneurial Citizenship Institute) is a civil society organization that has as its mission to engage change leaders in community development. The Institute works in three priority areas: Local Development, Social Business and Social Finance. On Social Finance the main goal is to strengthen and transform the investment community based on a new approach to using finance resources to achieve social and/or environmental benefits. All the Institute's work is documented, systemized and evaluated so that we can constantly improve our projects, and produce knowledge based on our experiences and that of our partners to reduce poverty and improve the lives of Brazilian citizens.
Although this is an unpaid position the experience to work with social finance and social business in Brazil will be of great value to your career.
Duration: at least three months (part time or full time to be defined) For more information, click here. Applications are accepted year round.
Fellowship in Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Management, Frontier Market Scouts
The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Program selects and trains aspiring professionals who desire a career in social venture management and impact investing. Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the FMS program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world. Frontier Market Scouts is offering an innovative, unmatched training program in impact investment and social enterprise management followed by 2 to 6-month internships in regions with active social entrepreneurial development activities and identified potential partners, including but not limited to: Beirut, Nairobi, Mumbai, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Colombia, Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Istanbul, Sao Paolo, Amman, Boston, Oakland and many more. For more information click here. Applications will be accepted year round on a rolling basis.
Estágio ANDE no Brasil
A Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), que atua desenvolvendo o ecossistema de empreendedorismo em países emergentes, está em busca de um estagiário para trabalhar em conjunto com a coordenadora do polo da ANDE no Brasil. Mais informações aqui. Inscrições até 06/03.
Entrepreneurial Finance Lab - Summer Analyst (Boston, MA)
Started as a research program at Harvard's Center for International Development, the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) is now a for-‐profit social enterprise that provides commercial banks, intergovernmental organizations and impact investors with technology that measures risk and potential among the un/under-‐banked. EFL has partnered with several leading financial institutions across the developing world, and has a proven ability to significantly reduce defaults and unlock access to finance for large portions of the SME market that would otherwise be stuck in the missing middle. EFL are currently recruiting for a Summer Analyst position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with interviews beginning in March. Expected start date is June 1st.
Mango Fund - Fellowship and Internship
Mango Fund is focused on those businesses that leverage technology to perform value addition activities within their base countries. Our hypothesis is twofold: 1) local value addition keeps capital within local economies, and 2) the development of more advanced technical capabilities facilitates entry to more robust global markets. Click applicable links below for more information. Closing date for applications is April 30th, 2013.
Fellowship – Investment Analysis and Advisory Services Kampala, Uganda (English required)
Internship – Investment Analysis, Client Services, Accounting, and Administration
I-DEV International Summer Associates (San Francisco, Kenya, Peru)
I-DEV International designs and builds economically-viable, market-based businesses and industries at the base of the pyramid. We do this by aligning the interests of corporations and local communities to create bottom line value for both.
I-DEV combines business savvy & entrepreneurship with grassroots development expertise to provide professional CSR & development project design and management. We empower local communities to permanently work themselves out of poverty, eliminating the ongoing need for international development aid. I-DEV International has positions available for summer associates. Click here for more information.
ProInspire Fellowship Program
ProInspire are dedicated to building the next generation of nonprofit leaders who will change the world. ProInspire are currently recruiting top professionals with 2-5 years of business experience to be a part of our flagship program, the ProInspire Fellowship. This highly competitive program offers targeted positions with leading nonprofits, monthly trainings with a cohort of peers, a coach, and a network to support career growth. Fellows spend one year working in an analytical, operational, marketing or strategic role at a nonprofit organization. After the Fellowship, Fellows engage with our growing community of alumni to continue investing in the social sector. For more information, click here.
Paid, Overseas Fellowship Positions with Atlas Corps
Priority Deadline: December 10, 2012, but applications accepted year-round
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations such as Acumen, Ashoka, CARE, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the UN Foundation, Oxfam, and the World Wildlife Fund. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will develop their leadership skills and nonprofit best practices while networking with other Fellows from around the world. This prestigious 12-18 month fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and housing), health insurance, and enrollment in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series training program. Applications are accepted year round, but to be considered for the May class, we encourage applications by December 10. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please click here.
Villgro Fellowship, Villgro (India)
If your desire to make a difference to the world was somehow lost in your search for a stable career, here is your chance to rediscover it. As a Villgro Fellow, you will work with a social enterprise for 1 year, applying your skills to create real impact in Rural India. In charting a better road map for the social enterprise, you may find your own Road Less Travelled. Many Villgro fellows have gone onto work/consult for social enterprises or pursue further studies in the social sector. Who can be a Villgro Fellow? If you are passionate about using your professional skills for social impact and have 3-4 years experience in any of the following areas - Strategic Planning, Finance and Accounting, HR, Sales and Marketing, IT and Operations - we would be happy to have you on board. For more information, and how to apply, click here.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s African Markets Africa Internship Programme (AMIP) is a leadership programme designed to give MBA students with a passion for African development the opportunity to obtain firsthand experience with business in emerging markets, add value to fast-growing businesses, and build a first-rate global network of talented future managers. This year, an exclusive group of MBA and MPA students from leading business and policy schools will be selected to work with The Tony Elumelu Foundation as associates with African-owned or operated enterprises. Placements vary across sectors and regions. The 2012 programme spans media, manufacturing, consulting, oil & gas, and IT and more. Host cities include Lagos, Nairobi, Accra, Dakar, Kigali Douala and Lusaka. Click here for more information or write to Internships@tonyelumelufoundation.org to request an application.