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Summer Intern (Marketing and Community), Venture Lab

United States, D.C., Washington
Jul 08, 2024

Summer Intern (Marketing and Community), Venture Lab

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Washington, DC

About Accion:

Accion is a global nonprofit on a mission to create a fair and inclusive economy for the nearly two billion people who are failed by the global financial system. We develop and scale responsible digital financial solutions for small business owners, smallholder farmers, and women, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives. Through targeted investment strategies, advisory solutions, and expert thought leadership, we work with local partners to develop and scale cheaper, more accessible, and customer-friendly financial solutions. Since 1961, Accion has helped build more than 230 financial service providers serving low-income clients in 75 countries, reaching more than 350 million people. More at https://www.accion.org.

About Accion Venture Lab:

Accion is a global nonprofit on a mission to create a fair and inclusive economy for the nearly two billion people who are failed by the global financial system. Accion Venture Lab, part of Accion, is a leading early-stage investor in inclusive fintech, providing seed-first capital and strategic support to innovative startups that are meeting the financial needs of underserved people globally. Accion Venture Lab has invested in more than 65 early-stage startups that operate in over 30 countries worldwide with a record of social impact and financial returns. More at https://www.accion.org/venturelab

Position Summary

Accion Venture Lab seeks a Summer Intern to support the team in positioning Accion Venture Lab as a leading investor in the inclusive finance space. The intern will work closely with the Head of Community on communications strategy and implementation for the flagship events of the year: CEO Forum and Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit (September 10-12, 2024) as well as supporting with social media, content coordination, data collection, and industry engagement. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in events marketing and communications and learn more about ecosystem community building, impact investing and inclusive finance. The targeted timing for this internship is from June until the end of August, 20 hours per week.

Position Responsibilities

    Events marketing:
    • Support on creating a PR and Social Media strategy & timeline for the Fintech for Inclusion Summit.
    • Management of the website and networking app of the conference.
    • Create slide decks for the CEO Forum and Fintech for Inclusion Summit.
    • Elaborate and set up post event feedback forms in Typeform.
    • Drafting communication emails with CEOs on the progress of the conference preparation.
    • Learning opportunity: Gain hands-on experience in shaping the content and the tech side of the conference as well as engage with CEOs from all around the world.
  • Social media:
    • Draft social media copies for the Accion Venture Lab's LinkedIn and X driving the engagement to the post.
    • Elaborate data collection and analytics mechanism on all the thought leadership pieces: # of views, reads, other forms of engagement, etc.
  • Team administration and data collection:
    • Updating the team weekly on new content/event opportunities that are coming up next.
    • Support meetings with team members and partners with notes, keeping track of follow-up items.
    • Learning opportunity: ability to join meetings with colleagues and partners around the world to gain insights into the strategic communication process and learn how to lead meetings and keep teams organized.

Position Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate student looking for an internship in the investment fund communications.
  • Coursework experience in communications / marketing / events / social media / public relations required.
  • Previous experience or willingness to learn working with tools such as: Airtable, Typeform, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail and research skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Interested in Accion Venture Lab's mission.
  • Ability to work remotely globally.
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
  • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.
    • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
    • Respect: Accion staff should value one another's roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
    • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others.

Accion is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. Accion seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, or any other basis protected by law. Accion is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

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