Join Our Internship Program
Have you considered an internship at an impact investment firm? Access Ventures is an impact investment group that deploys holistic investments to see communities flourish. We work hard to build a more inclusive economy and to expand our efforts we are excited to launch a new opportunity for others to learn and work alongside our team through our internship program.
An internship in the summer, during the school year, or after graduating can be some of the most rewarding times as you determine your future, gain experience, and build a resume. We have formalized our internship process into three cohorts throughout the year to provide a great experience and effective internship.
Below is our current cohort schedule:
- Summer Cohort: June-August 2017 (Application Due: March 1, 2017)
- Fall Cohort: September-November 2017 (Application Due: July 31, 2017)
- Spring Cohort: February-April 2018 (Application Due: November 1, 2018)
Our internship program brings on numerous interns throughout the year from a variety of academic backgrounds. Internship requirements vary among roles, so please be sure to read the description carefully before applying. If you are interested in participating in our internship program then please apply here and we would love to interview you for consideration!
Intern, Programs: As a Program intern, you will help on a variety of projects and will get great experience across the community and network of partners on the landscape of social entrepreneurship. You will also help support our Microfinance efforts in the community. Microfinance efforts range from agriculture to lending to the retail store around the corner. You’ll help with client engagement, social underwriting, technical assistance, and even research surrounding the impact of our Growth Loan fund and Kiva. The ideal candidate loves both people and business creation.
Intern, Investments: As an investment intern, you will support our direct investment process and portfolio companies. The position will provide exposure to the venture capital investment style as well as the daily operations of a start-up enterprise. We are looking for someone that is a quick learner, self-starter, and fun team member.
Intern, Creative: As a creative intern, you will learn our creative approach to marketing and also help manage our social media content across all platforms to cultivate the Access Ventures brand and grow our community. You know the immense power of social media in a broader marketing campaign. You live and breathe the present media trends, but aren’t afraid to take a risk on what might be next. You can work across all of the relevant platforms, and you understand their nuances. You also understand and love the power of great storytelling. Not a requirement, but this person has an eye for design and appreciates photography and videography.
This is an unpaid internship – but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience at an impact fund with an ambitious mission. We will gladly work with your institution to pursue academic credit for your experience.
You Have A Team Ethos: We are first and foremost a community that works as a team. Every position is important and our strength is in unity. You thrive in a creative, innovative, fast-paced start-up environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission.
You’re Flexible, A Quick Responder: The problem we’re trying to solve as an organization is dynamic and each day brings fresh and exciting challenges. You like special projects and learning new things. You can react quickly and efficiently when called upon to change or pivot.
You’re Independent And Self-Motivated: You can handle a wide variety of tasks without constant supervision. You relish the chance to own your projects you’re confident and capable.
You’re Available 15hrs A Week: We’ll need you for 15 hours a week and in the office at least two days a week. Everyone goes through cohort orientation (1-2 days at the beginning of the cohort) and everyone will get a personalized intern development/work plan.
We value creative, self-driven individuals who care about the work they produce and the people they work with. If you’re interested in exploring the opportunity to intern at Access Ventures then please consider applying here for one of our cohorts!
Written by Bryce Butler @brycebutler