Microfinance Internships


Microfinance | Dominican Republic (Jarabacoa)

Internship Start Dates: January (Program length ranges from 4-9 months)

Description: Microfinance site works with small groups to help them access low interest loans to stimulate their small business. There are a few participants that are still trying to discover what small businesses to start, while others are well on their way. They spend time teaching classes, doing bible studies and visiting the ladies in their small businesses. Our site leader helps them develop a business plan and carry out the steps to stimulate their small business.

Qualifications: The ideal intern would possess the following attributes:

  • A desire for numbers and financial organization.
  • A vibrant Christian faith
  • A commitment to serve others in ministry
  • A team spirit coupled with strong leadership and people skills
  • Teachable
  • Flexible
  • Ability to self-direct
  • An introductory level of Spanish is needed (able to translate for outreach participants and communicate on a basic level with associates).
  • Studies or a background in financial administration would be preferred but not required.

Major Responsibilities: Handling the reconciliation side of bank meetings, plan lessons (financially or spiritually) and lead “icebreaker games” for bank meetings, make connections with the associates and be interested and involved in their lives.

Supervision: The Microfinance intern will be supervised by their site leaders (Heidy Guzman and Nathalie Urena) while at their ministry site and will report directly to the Student Life Coordinators for SI Jarabacoa (Crystal Bunnell & Alberto de los Santos) for anything not related to ministry site activities.

Apply: January 2022


Microfinance | Guatemala

Internship Start Dates: August (Program length ranges from 4-12 months)

Description: Microfinance works mainly with woman, using microloans to help them build their business and advance their family. Most of the time is spent out in the communities with the families and their business, giving them advice, collecting payments, and building relationships.

Skills/Background Needed: No requirements.

Apply: August 2021


Microfinance/Business Administration | Nicaragua

Internship Start Dates: August (Program length ranges from 4-12 months)

Description: Microfinance site works with small groups to help them access low interest loans to stimulate their small business. There are a few participants that are still trying to discover what small business to start, while others are well on their way. They spend time teaching classes, doing bible studies and visiting the ladies in their small businesses. Our site leader helps them develop a business plan and carry out the steps to stimulate their small business.

Skills/Background Needed: A desire for numbers and financial organization. Studies or a background in financial administration would be preferred but not required. An introductory level of Spanish.

Apply: August 2021