Kiva, the "hottest non-profit on the planet" according to FORTUNE magazine, is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website. Kiva's field partners, throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries around the world, post thousands of loans to Kiva.org every month so that individual lenders can help fund entrepreneurs who have limited access to capital.
Kiva Fellows have a unique opportunity to witness the realities of microfinance firsthand by working directly with a Kiva field partner, or supporting Kiva's newest initiative (Kiva Zip), for a minimum of 16 weeks. Kiva Fellowships are designed to increase Kiva's global impact, offer participants a unique insider experience into the microfinance industry, and provide a career opportunity of a lifetime. The position is volunteer-based, and all Fellows receive a week of indepth training at Kiva's headquarters, plus ongoing access to Kiva's network of staff and former fellows.
Kiva Fellows are integral to the organization, serving as our eyes and ears on the ground and helping to extend limited resources to maximize impact. Kiva Fellows fulfill a core set of deliverables laid out in a personalized workplan that is defined by Kiva along with the host field partner or Kiva Zip team. Kiva aims to leverage the unique skill set of the Fellow to accomplish key tasks that are crucial to the success of the partnership or initiative.
The deadline for the 23rd Class of Kiva Fellows is September 29, 2013.
Fellows must attend a one-week training in San Francisco from January 27-31, 2014, and deploy into the field within two weeks of training.
We accept applications on our website. To apply, visit www.kiva.org/fellows/apply. For more information on the application process, and to see information on upcoming application deadlines and training schedules visit our website, www.kiva.org/fellows.