Interns-multiple openings

Posted on 11-04-2014

Microcredit Summit Campaign

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Microcredit Summit Campaign  is a global anti-poverty campaign. It helps to bring together microfinance practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, and others involved with microcredit to promote best practices in the field, to stimulate the interchanging of knowledge, and to work towards reaching their goals.

MCS is seeking Interns - Multiple Openings. They will have opportunity to interact directly with major microfinance actors, as well as to attend learning events and seminars in the DC area. They will  learn about various issues that concern microfinance practitioners, such as social performance, health integration, and gender empowerment.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The four different projects include:

  • State of the Campaign Report (SOCR) intern:
    • Support the SOCR team helping to put together the various components that make up the report (data, interviews, multimedia, website, etc.);
    • Work with data (collection, input, and analysis) and prepare its presentation;
    • Participate in a call campaign to MFIs and networks to collect data on the total client outreach of the industry;
    • Support the launch event for the 2015 report in the spring of next year.
  • Communications intern:
    • Support the communications and social media strategy for the organization with a view to building organization's brand as the leading voice for financial inclusion help end extreme poverty, including drafting press releases, blog posts, and newsletters;
    • Translate materials from English to French and/or Spanish;
    • Lead organization's social media outreach;
    • Manage organization's website content, and possibly some graphic design.
  • 100 Million Project intern:
    • Preference will be given to candidates with experience with website design, web-events, social media, or with other experience with online advocacy and communications;
    • Help to continue building and developing the communications presence and messaging for the project and especially campaign commitments on organization's newsletter, blog site, social media platforms, and other advocacy and awareness-raising platforms;
    • Help develop and produce the calendar of e-workshop webinars on commitment topics;
    • Help design and implement the project’s online presence through organization's existing campaign website and blog site;
    • Assist in documenting progress of campaign commitment makers and resulting client outcomes for communicating to organization's campaign audience;
    • Translate communications material into French and/or Spanish.
  • Summits and learning events intern:
    • Support the organization to organize the 2015 summit and related learning events that will help guide the innovations and confront the challenges in the field of microfinance by:
      • Help to coordinate all aspects of the summit and generally assisting the program manager and summit team in conference-related tasks;
      • Conduct research of the innovations and challenges in the field and contribute to constructing the learning agenda and creating engaging formats;
      • Assist in the drafting and development of project-wide documents including e-bulletins, marketing materials, proposals, and other external documents;
      • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in the field by recruiting them as presenters, moderators, and sponsors;
      • Translate documents/communications material (French required).
Qualifications:
  • Fluent in English and proficient in either Spanish or French required;
  • Highly motivated self-starters with a passion for international development, and particularly for reaching and empowering the very poor;
  • Do not have to currently be enrolled in an academic program;
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, contribute as an equally valuable member of the campaign team;
  • Commit a minimum of 24 hours per week;
  • Preference will be given to candidates able to work on-site in organization's in Washington, DC office.
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