San Diego Microfinance Alliance Internship Opportunity Business/Industry Research Project InternAbout the San Diego Microfinance AllianceThe San Diego Microfinance Alliance (SDMFA) is a consortium of local microfinancepractitioners, donors, educators, students, and professionals. We are committed to raisingthe profile of microfinance in the San Diego region through a central organization thatfacilitates learning opportunities for the public, microfinance practitioners, and their clients.The Alliance brings one online location that offers information about the Alliances partnerorganizations, a central calendar of microfinance-related activities in San Diego, andcollaborative tools designed for networking and practical use for those involved in localmicrofinance.Business/Industry Research Project Intern: • Responsibilities: Research most common types of start-up businesses in San Diego. For each business industry, use a template to create a 5 page report that includes the following: industry research, a step-by-step guide on how to get started, financial requirements and projections and a list of relative links and resources that will help new business owners successfully run a company in this industry. • Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week • Duration: Minimum 3 month internship • Location: Can be provided a work space at the International Rescue Committee’s Microenterprise Program offices but project can be worked on independently from home as well. • Deliverables: Intern will present a series of industry guides for various small business concepts. These guides will contain useful information that streamlines the start-up process for entrepreneurs throughout San Diego. • Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. Desired Qualifications: • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student or higher • Availability for minimum 3 month internship • Understanding of entrepreneurship, small business and microfinance and has demonstrated interest in the field • Excellent written skills • Ability to take on projects independently • Strong research abilities • Knowledge of a common refugee language a plus • To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, list of references (1 academic, 2 professional) and a sample of relevant academic or professional work to: Joel Chrisco firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.