Microfinance Internships


Microfinance | Dominican Republic (Jarabacoa)

Internship Start Dates: January or August (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.

Skills/Background Needed: “Relational. Strong administrative skills including numbers and finances. An introductory level of Spanish.

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 for anything not related to ministry site activities.

Apply: August 2024 | January 2025 | August 2025


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 2024


Microfinance/Business Administration | Nicaragua

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

Description: The microfinance site (financial education) works with small groups in different communities to help them access low interest loans to stimulate their small business. There are some people a part of these groups that are still trying to discover what small businesses to start, while others are well on their way. The site leaders help with developing business plans so that their site participants can have the tools and knowledge to grow their business. The site spends time teaching classes, Bible studies, and visiting the homes/businesses of those who attend their meetings. As an intern, you will assist your site leader(s) in various activities, projects, and teaching. You will also help incorporate short-term outreach participants into the site.

Skills/Background Needed: Currently studying or a background in business or finance is preferred. A desire to teach and coach others so that they can achieve their business goals but also grow in their relationship with God. An introductory level of Spanish.

Apply: August 2024