Development Internship

San Francisco, CA
Job Type
Internship, Part-time
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

Kiva ( is the world’s first and largest online microfinance lending platform with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We work at the intersection of technology, business and impact. In just 12 years, Kiva has raised over $1 billion in loan capital for nearly 2 million borrowers in over 85 countries…and we’re just getting started.

Kiva, headquartered in San Francisco combines the culture and approach of an Internet start-up with an intense focus on serving the borrower-to-lender connection our platform helps facilitate.

Kiva Internships
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 their teams. 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.

Kiva Internships are part-time, unpaid positions that take place in our headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

Kiva is currently hiring for our January 16 – July 20, 2018 Internship Class

Placement Process
With two classes each year, Kiva hires over thirty part-time interns to be placed within most departments of the organization. While hiring for internship roles, we evaluate your application and interests to match you to a specific team that will leverage your talents while providing you with an opportunity to develop and grow.

Although Kiva Interns range in age and experience, a common theme among our participants is a “can do” attitude as well as a desire and willingness to dive in and get their hands dirty.

Development Team Interns
Development interns have the opportunity to be placed on one of the following projects:

Grants Development Intern: responsible for assisting members of the Development Team in formulating pitch decks and other materials, managing grant proposal and report content, supporting the application submission process, and following up with current and prospective supporters as necessary.

Account Management Intern: responsible for playing a key role in executing the Development Team’s efforts for ongoing relationship management with our major supporters. You will also be responsible for assisting members of the Development Team in Kiva’s fundraising efforts through powerpoint creation.

Must be 21 years of age or older by January 16, 2018
Value for Microfinance and Kiva\’s Mission

Required Skills:
Highly organized individual with an aptitude for working in a startup environment
Multi-tasker with strong time management skills
Go-getter who is happy to tackle work that ranges from high-level responsibilities to tedious tasks
Intermediate skills in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

Preferred Skills:
Proficiency in Spanish
Event planning or coordination experience
Previous grant writing or work in international development

How to Apply:
Visit to learn more about our program.
You can view the full job descriptions and fill out an application here
If you have any questions, please email

Additional Information


Professional development workshops
Casual, dog-friendly office
Access to Kiva’s network of Kiva Internship Alumni
Free snacks, drinks, and donuts
Optional participation in Kiva social activities, including:
Athletic club teams
Movie and game nights
Happy hours
References gladly given for successful participants
Modest transportation stipend of $80/month for the duration of the internship (disbursed on a monthly basis), to help offset costs associated with traveling to/from the office

The weekly time commitment for a Kiva Internship is a minimum of 3 days per week, from January 16 – July 20, 2018. Please make sure you have the availability to commit three days per week 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. Join us and help us achieve our mission!