Kiva is a global nonprofit, founded in 2005, with a mission to expand financial access and help underserved communities thrive. Kiva unlocks capital for borrowers through crowdfunded loans supported by individuals around the world. Lenders on Kiva can start with as little as $25 to support causes that matter most to them, whether that’s gender equity and support for women, refugees, climate change, small businesses, agriculture, and more. Since our founding, over two million people have invested $1.9 billion in real dreams and real opportunities, spanning more than 90 countries and 4.7 million borrowers.
Impact first - This is why we exist. This is the drumbeat we march to. Every day.
Extreme ownership - Own it; you, your relationships, your impact. Insist that others support you and hold you accountable.
Be curious and bold - Never stop learning. Question assumptions. Take Risks and dream big.
Inclusion. Equity. Diversity. - Without reservation and without caveat. In our hiring, in our workplace and in our impact in the world.
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Love and kindness always - Say what you mean. Mean what you say. And don't say it mean. Clarity. Courage. Kindness.
Since its founding, volunteerism has been an integral part of Kiva's foundation and success. As a Kiva Intern, you will contribute your passion, drive, ideas, and expertise to expanding our reach and impact while taking on immediate and significant responsibilities within your team. 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.
Through this volunteer internship, we’re hoping to provide a high-caliber learning experience. With the completion of our internship program, you will take away many in-demand job skills. Additionally, all Kiva interns will gain exposure to foundational microfinance concepts and ongoing professional development tailored to your career goals. This position will also put you in contact with a wide array of employees around the world, giving you a jump start on networking opportunities.
Kiva is currently recruiting for our January 2024 through July 2024 internship class.
This Kiva internship is a 6-month, part-time (32 hours per week), United States-based, remote volunteer position.
Kiva places interns within most departments of the organization. During recruitment, we evaluate your application and interests to match you to a specific team 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.
The Growth Marketing team is a small-but-mighty team of agile, data-driven, creative marketers. We are responsible for driving engagement via email, the largest marketing channel at Kiva. Our team sits under the larger umbrella of the Product-Design-Engineering-Operations team. We work cross-functionally with almost every department at Kiva, so you will have exposure to a variety of functions within the organization, including the Creative Studio, Strategic Partnerships, Data Analytics, Product, Customer Support, and more.
As a Marketing Intern, you will assist with the management of the email program and take ownership of key functions that contribute to the success of the largest marketing channel at Kiva. You will build emails, create advanced user journeys, lead weekly reporting, help own the marketing calendar, conduct campaign analysis, conduct A/B testing, participate in brainstorming sessions, write briefs for new emails, and help manage the overall program. You will finish the internship with a deep understanding of email marketing, experimentation, lifecycle marketing, growth tactics, cross-functional collaboration, data analysis and data storytelling, advanced reporting, creative problem-solving, and strategic planning. Best of all, you will do so while helping to increase financial access for marginalized communities around the globe!
- Build email campaigns and journeys in Iterable
- Conduct campaign reporting and data analysis
- Create and interpret a variety of reports using Looker and Google Spreadsheets
- Be able to clearly communicate findings with team members
- Understand Kiva’s brand, programs, and audiences
- Identify potential growth areas and ways to improve Kiva’s email marketing program
- Provide organizational and administrative support to the Growth Marketing Manager
At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship.
- At least 21 years of age or older by January 16, 2024
- Able to commit to the full 6-months term
- Strong critical thinking, with an eye for detail and ownership for your work
- Enjoys problem-solving and relationship building
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Highly proactive and able to work independently
- Highly organized individual with an aptitude for working in a start-up environment.
- Intermediate skills in Google docs, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
What we offer:
- Professional development and skills workshops
- Access to Kiva’s network of Kiva Fellowship and Internship Alumni
- Optional participation in Kiva’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and social activities such as happy hours and coffee chats
- References are gladly given for successful participants
Kiva's Internship is a part-time volunteer position, however, to help offset some expenses, Kiva will provide a modest stipend of $800 a month (before taxes) to its volunteers. Please note that the stipend is considered taxable income and we expect interns to do their own research as to how this may affect their personal/tax implications.
The weekly time commitment for a Kiva Internship is 32 hours per week, from January 16, 2024 - July 31, 2024. Please make sure you have the availability to commit for the entire internship period before submitting an application.
A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva's culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!
We will only accept applications directly from candidates. Kiva will not be responsible for any recruiting agency fees, absent a formal agreement.