Careers at BINW
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Each year, Business Impact NW offers a limited number of internship opportunities to students and community members.
We are looking for inspired and passionate people, dedicated to participating in a non-profit, micro-lending culture which targets under-served demographics within our community. Partnered with the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, we offer interns the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of what it means to own and operate a small business in the Pacific Northwest. Collaborating directly with all levels of staff and our management team, you will handle portfolio management for existing clients, accompany senior management on-site to local small-businesses in the Seattle area, produce branded copy for our media outreach program and be granted exclusive access to all BIN educational courses and seminars free of charge.
Ideal candidates include current or post-graduate students with a Business or relevant emphasis, and anyone thinking of starting their own business who wants an inside look at the operational side of owning your own company. Hours are flexible and depend upon the position applied for.
Works primarily with our lending team as a portfolio manager, focused on data entry and strong organizational/ technical skills.
Internship I - Portfolio Manager
Works with office staff to assist with clerical duties as well as the implementation of online programming and day-to-day tasks as assigned.
Internship II - Administrative Assistant
Works with Marketing and Upper Management accompanying staff on location to gather material for written copy and blog articles. Must have strong creative writing skills and reliable transportation.
Internship III - Communications
We are constantly on the lookout for engaging material to publish on our business blog. If you would like to appear as a guest editor for articles involving your local small businesses, please reach out to our Social Media Management Department.
Internship and Volunteer Application Process
When you have selected the internship that you would like to apply for, submit resume and cover letter to:
For creative writing internship opportunities, please include a sample of your work, an article, essay, or creative piece that reflects your style as a writer, you may submit non-published, or previously published content.
If selected to move forward with our internship process, a member of our team should reach out to you within two weeks. If you would like to change the position for which you are applying, or if you would like to apply for another position, please re-send your information with the preferred opportunity in the subject line. Our interview process takes roughly an hour and potential interns should adopt a business casual dress in accordance with our office atmosphere.