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Impact Investment Research Intern

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Bridges for Enterprise (BfE) has over 5 years of experience in providing quality incubation services to social entrepreneurs around the world. During our 6-8 month pro bono Incubation Programme, we strive to connect our portfolio startups to suitable investment opportunities for their business. Although we’re unable to invest in our startups directly, we aim to provide a ‘bridge’ to additional capital sources that can enable the startup to grow and generate a greater social impact.

We are currently building out a comprehensive database of funding opportunities for our startups and need your research support. Information contained in this database will be segmented into various categories to better match startups with investment capital. This database will eventually form the backend data that feeds into a proprietary tech-enabled investor selector tool for BfE teams to leverage during their startup engagements.

We are looking for students passionate about the early-stage funding landscape for social enterprises. If you have a background or interest in venture funding, and want to learn more about startup finance in emerging/frontier markets, then this is a great opportunity for you. This internship is most suitable for high school seniors and first and second year college students who can dedicate 15-20 hours per week to this internship. Our schedule is highly flexible and we can work with you to tailor this internship accordingly.

Requirements

  • Flexible, driven and ability to think on your feet
  • Fast and independent learner who can communicate easily
  • Enthusiasm or interest in social impact finance, startup funding, and/or finance in emerging markets
  • No prior experience is required for this position, although previous research, writing and data entry experience is strongly preferred
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to BfE’s cause
  • Qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for building a more prosperous and sustainable future through social entrepreneurship
  • Desire to bring diverse perspectives, energy, knowledge and skills to the role

Perks

  • Network with a growing community of diverse, talented and passionate BfE members across the world
  • Avoid the monotony of university life by doing something meaningful and volunteering with your precious free time
  • Advance your knowledge in startup/social enterprise finance with a tangible work output to talk about during future interviews
  • Broaden your project portfolio while knowing that your project will have a direct tangible impact on real-life businesses
  • As part of BfE’s internship programme, you will be joined with interns from non-technical and technical disciplines and have the opportunity to attend talks and workshops by different divisions to find out about our work. You will receive a formal reference letter at the end of your internship

Application

You may apply for this opening here. We accept applications on a rolling basis. We will start reviewing applications from 1 May onwards.

Bridges for Enterprise (BfE) has over 5 years of experience in providing quality incubation services to social entrepreneurs around the world. During our 6-8 month pro bono Incubation Programme, we strive to connect our portfolio startups…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

You may apply for this opening here. We accept applications on a rolling basis. We will start reviewing applications from 1 May onwards.

You may apply for this opening here. We accept applications on a rolling basis. We will start reviewing applications from 1 May onwards.

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