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  • 1. San Diego Microfinance Alliance Internship Opportunity Micromentor Project CoordinatorAbout the San Diego Microfinance AllianceThe San Diego Microfinance Alliance (SDMFA) is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors,educators, students, and professionals. We are committed to raising the profile of microfinance in the SanDiego region through a central organization that facilitates learning opportunities for the public,microfinance practitioners, and their clients. The Alliance brings one online location that offers informationabout the Alliances partner organizations, a central calendar of microfinance-related activities in SanDiego, and collaborative tools designed for networking and practical use for those involved in localmicrofinance.About MicromentorMicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors.MicroMentor puts experience to work by offering business professionals meaningful volunteeropportunities and by offering entrepreneurs one-on-one advice to help build successful businesses. Ourmission is to help small businesses grow faster, generate more revenue, and employ more people. Wemake it easy to be a mentor, find a mentor, and build a business.Micromentor Project Coordinator – Internship – This position will be in charge of establishing amicromentor network of both business owners and professionals or MBA students that can offer businesscounseling to start-up business owners. Utilizing micromentor as a platform, the end result will be toprovide quality mentoring opportunities to small business in the SDMFA Network. Responsibilities: • Establishing and maintaining relationship with www.micromentor.org as you build a San Diego chapter of micromentor • Outreach to recruit MBA students at local universities and other professionals to be mentors for start-up business owners. This involves some public speaking! • Outreach to microfinance clients that are a part of the SDMFA Network to bring awareness about mentoring opportunities for them • Helping clients upload their profile on micromentor if they lack computer skills or literacy. • Follow-up on mentoring relationships established to ensure success of business • Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week • Tentative Start-date: ASAP • Duration: 6 months • Location: Office of SDMFA partner organization • Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Desired Qualifications: • Undergraduate student in Senior year, recent graduate, or current graduate student • Availability for ~ 6-month internship • Understanding of business and microfinance and demonstrated interest in the field • Excellent verbal & communication skills • Detail oriented, ability to follow through on established objectives • Ability to take on projects independently, self -starter • Bilingual in English and Spanish a PLUS!!
  • 2. • To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume and list of references (1 academic, 2 professional) to travis@sdmicrofinance.org. No phone calls please.