Kiva Internship

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875 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA
Posted: October 12 2016
Application Deadline: November 20, 2016
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/11/17 — 07/21/17

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Kiva ( is the world's first and largest online micro-finance lending platform with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We work at the intersection of technology, business and impact. To date, Kiva has facilitated over $800 million in loans to more than 1.9 million borrowers...and we're just getting started.

Kiva, headquartered in San Francisco combines the culture and approach of an Internet start-up with an intense focus on serving the borrower-to-lender connection our platform helps facilitate. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level -- targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and expanding into new areas (e.g. student loans, water, mobile, etc.).

Since its founding, volunteerism has been an integral part of Kiva's foundation and success. Kiva Interns contribute their passion, drive, ideas and expertise to expanding our reach and impact while taking on immediate and significant responsibilities within their teams. In addition to learning on the job, you'll partake in a variety of educational, social, and professional development workshops and events that will accelerate your professional growth while learning about Kiva and the non-profit, technology, and microfinance sectors.

Kiva Internships are part-time, unpaid positions that take place in our headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

Kiva is currently hiring for our January 11th, 2017 – July 21st, 2017 Internship Class

Placement Process:
With two classes each year, Kiva hires over thirty part-time interns to be placed within most departments of the organization. While hiring for internship roles, we evaluate your application and interests to match you to a position that will leverage your talents while providing you with an opportunity to develop and grow.

Although Kiva Interns range in age and experience, a common theme among our participants is a "can do" attitude as well as a desire and willingness to dive in and get their hands dirty.

Through the application and interview process it is our role to align you, your skills, and desires with Kiva needs. For more information regarding Kiva's application and placement process, including important dates, please visit the Kiva Internship page.

What you'll potentially do:
All Kiva Interns take on substantial responsibility within their departments while contributing to their teams. Interns work directly with varying levels of Kiva's management, providing exposure and chances to contribute to projects that help determine Kiva's future. Here is a snapshot of some of the roles and responsibilities previous interns have been involved with during their time at Kiva:

Community Engagement and Support - As Kiva's voice to our lender community of 2+ million users, working with Kiva's Community Support Team you'll become an expert on the Kiva platform and operations. Using your knowledge to support Kiva's passionate lenders, you'll gain in


Responsibilities will differ depending on department.


An internship at Kiva is a great opportunity to learn more about Kiva's model. The required skill set is dependent on the department that submits the internship request. Overall, we target applicants who: 1) can commit to the minimum time frame, 2) are flexible by nature, 3) are open to all types of projects, 4) are comfortable with administrative responsibility, and 5) are looking to make a significant contribution in their time with Kiva. The majority of projects that come up are centered around providing support to the Program Managers, whether it be for the Kiva Fellows Program, Content Management team, Customer Service team, or in the areas of Product Management, Development, or Engineering.

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