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Partnerships Marketing Intern



Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

About Kiva:

Kiva is the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good. We run an online marketplace ( for crowdfunded microloans that serves the financially excluded. Our organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to expand financial access at global scale. We aim to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: “Loans that change lives.”

Our mission is to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. In just 17 years, we have raised more than $1.8 billion in loan capital for 4.9+ million borrowers in over 90 countries. Our lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Portland, New York City, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva's team has 100+ employees and 500+ volunteers worldwide.

Internship Program

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 aim 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. Please make sure you have the availability to commit for the entire internship period before submitting an application.

Our Team:

Kiva’s partnerships team is responsible for meeting targets for Kiva’s revenue - both loan volume and grants through deep relationship building. Kiva’s marketing team works with its corporate partners to build strong brand campaigns that align the organization with Kiva’s impact focus areas through storytelling, data, messaging across integrated marketing channels.

Role overview:

As the Partnerships Marketing Intern, you will support Kiva’s corporate partners, Kiva’s account managers, and Kiva’s marketing teams. This role will provide marketing support to Kiva’s account managers by creating partner resources and materials that help make partner campaigns more successful, such as campaign toolkits, webinars, and newsletters. Additionally, this role will also provide marketing support to Kiva’s corporate partners that launch brand awareness campaigns through borrower stories, asset creation, and ensuring the teams are aligned around marketing plans.

You will report directly to the Marketing & Partnerships 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.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with Account Managers to assist in the development of managed lending B2B and B2C marketing materials for and with our corporate partners
  • Evolve the managed lending marketing playbook as we look to drive increased levels of employee and/or customer engagement in our managed lending campaigns
  • Identify opportunities to optimize existing engagement campaigns (both employee and customer)
  • Communicate new product announcements and Kiva updates to current partners
  • Evolve partner materials such as toolkits, webinars, and campaign resources
  • Draft borrower stories, newsletters, and case studies for existing partners
  • Support on marketing requests from key strategic partners
  • Work with Kiva’s comms team to identify opportunities for deeper channel engagement across Kiva’s corporate partnerships
  • Communicate Kiva’s partner campaign plans across marketing, communications, and content teams
  • Assist in generating performance reports of partner marketing efforts

Preferred qualifications:

  • 21 years of age by January 16, 2024
  • Able to commit to the full 6-month term
  • +1 year general marketing experience
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Suite, Google Ads, LinkedIn Advertising, and Salesforce preferred
  • Experience writing short and long form promotional copies
  • Nonprofit/Social Impact marketing experience
  • Detail oriented and ability to project manage
  • Knowledge or experience with business to business marketing
  • Comfortable speaking to customers over email/phone

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 August 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.