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.
Internship I - Portfolio Manager
Works primarily with our lending team as a portfolio manager, focused on data entry and strong organizational/ technical skills.
Internship II - Administrative Assistant
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 III - Marketing & Communications
Works with Upper Management on location to interview & gather material for written copy and blog articles. Works to review and update all marketing materials, including website. Works with communications department on social media content and publishing, and other duties as needed. Must have strong communication & creative writing skills, plus reliable transportation.
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 Development & Communcations Department.
Internship Application Process
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have reliable transportation
Must be able to lift 20 lbs and sit at a desk for 2+ hours
Written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and basic computer skills
Student status preferred but not required
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. Our interview process takes roughly an hour and potential interns should adopt a business casual dress in accordance with our office atmosphere.