Kiva Business Development Intern (101-557)Bookmark This
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
Kiva.org was founded upon the fundamental principle that connecting people through lending can help alleviate poverty. To ensure that it succeeds, the company, along with its user base, provides borrowers with the seed capital needed to generate income, and thereby live a life of sustainability and independence. So far, this approach has enabled Kiva to raise $471 million in loans for 1,122,000+ entrepreneurs in 72 countries, momentum which it looks to continue in the coming years as it positions itself to achieve $1 billion in loans across a variety of sectors by 2015.
Kiva Foundations and Grant Intern Role:
Kiva's Development Team is looking to substantially grow its base of donors that are committed to Kiva’s mission of alleviating global poverty. As the Business Development Intern you will work closely with the Senior Director of Development to research and prospect corporate partnerships and foundation grants with high potential to further Kiva's mission. You will also be responsible for assisting members of the Development Team in formulating pitch decks and other materials, as well as managing grant proposal and report content and the application submission process. It will be your role to follow up with current and prospective supporters as necessary.
This is an ideal position for someone with general nonprofit fundraising, sales, grant writing and/or business development, experience preferably in a nonprofit, international, or technology related field. If you are looking to volunteer and further your business development skills in an opportunity rich environment with Kiva, and learn from Kiva's leading non-profit social enterprise business model, then this is the role for you.
This is an unpaid internship.
Research prospective foundations and corporate partners/donors
Brainstorm and explore creative partnerships
Analyze and synthesize key performance data to generate compelling problem statements and solutions that map to partner needs
Assist in writing concept papers, grants and reports
Help create and continually refine compelling presentations in Powerpoint as well as other supporting documents and materials
Maintain and improve development systems to ensure efficient sales cycles and timely compliance with proposal and reporting deadlines
Assist in the completion of written communication to partners/donors and maintain ongoing communication with supporters
Maintain a filing system for grants
Provide ongoing general support for the Development Team
Highly organized individual 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, and happily tackle work that ranges from high-level responsibilities to tedious tasks.
Strong research and writing skills are a must
Intermediate skills in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Must have own laptop to bring to Kiva
Previous grant writing or work in international development preferred
Opportunity to join the team of the world’s first online person-to-person lending platform.
Casual work environment- flexible office hours.
References gladly given for successful participants.
Resume and cover letter required. Please specify your availability in the cover letter.