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Term: 4 to 6 months, 3 days a week Start Date: October 15th, 2012 The Company 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 $306 million in loans for 770,401+ entrepreneurs in 59 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. Job Description Operating as a "non-profit within a non-profit," the Kiva Fellows Program (KFP) has deployed over 450 volunteers around the world to witness microfinance in action. Fellows work to build upon Kiva's relationships with our partner banks, while launching innovative programs to push Kiva's reach further and deeper. KFP interns work similarly within our San Francisco office, pushing forward our recruitment and application processes while helping to build and expand the Kiva Fellows Program itself. Through the Kiva Fellows Program, interns are uniquely positioned in Kiva's office, working with all of Kiva's different departments and managing tasks related to all the different aspects of the program. Whether you're recruiting, screening, planning events or blogging; whether you're working with our legal team, graphic designers, alumni speakers, or field support specialists, the KFP intern will always wear many hats. This internship is perfect for anyone seeking a wide range of experience within a non-profit, who can keep short term and long term goals in mind simultaneously, and who wants to leave a mark on Kiva when they go! This is an unpaid internship. Learn more about the Kiva Fellows Program at http://www.kiva.org/fellows Job Responsibilities Primary Responsibilities/Core Tasks (70% of time) Application Process: view all incoming program applications, respond to applicant inquiries, conduct reference checks, maintain accurate records, manage movement of applications through selection process. Recruitment Process: initiative contact and develop relationships with strategic recruitment partners, develop new recruitment strategies. Training Week: organize and execute a 5-day training for incoming Fellows by managing logistics, event planning, document preparation, and expense tracking Individual Projects (30% of time) Take ownership of your internship by supporting the KFP team while advancing your personal and professional interests. Here are some examples of past projects, which can often be tailored to meet personal development goals or interests: Improve communications with Kiva Fellows Alumni community Develop and execute new recruitment or marketing strategies Analyze program data and track success metrics Skills / Qualifications / Experience Team player who works independently Ability to grasp complex tasks and deliver quality outcomes. Must be detail oriented! Good oral and written communication skills. Demonstrates initiative, a "ready to help" attitude and an outgoing personality. Must be prepared to work with Kiva staff, alumni, Fellows, and strangers. Comfort with web applications: Gmail, databases (Salesforce), Wiki. Study or travel in the developing world is desirable, but not required. Benefits Understand the internal workings of a flourishing start-up and non-profit organization Gain experience in recruitment, project management, event planning, and more Hone your job skills and gain familiarity with Salesforce, data analysis software, and social media Kiva Curriculum classes provide interns with training in microfinance, career development, and Kiva's operations Attend brown bag lunches with Kiva staff and influential visiting speakers Casual work environment References gladly given for successful participants

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