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Job summary: The Development Officer is responsible for public and foundation grants, mission-driven events, and impact data collection and reporting.  Leading the Development Department, the Development Officer works to financially sustain programs and operations of Business Impact NW - a nonprofit dedicated to growing small businesses that create jobs in underserved communities.  Updated July 30, 2019.  Read more & apply.


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 for our small business loans, 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.  Other opportunities may include compiling research to support our cause, updating our contact information with partner organizations, and assisting with cleaning up our online server.

Internship III

Marketing & Communications

Multiple focus options include: create/gather social media content, update graphics for the website, research cross-promo opportunities; work on larger marketing/ communications projects; and other duties as needed. Must have strong communication & creative writing skills; graphic design and photohop skills a plus.

Internship IV

Website Maintenance

Help us keep our website current, from posting our blogs, adding our classes, to making changes to help our analytics.  This could be a single internship, or combined with an admin or marketing internship.  

Internship V

Accounting Admin

As an accounting intern, work directly for our controller and staff accountant to help with administrative tasks such as filing and scanning as well as accounting projects including check requests, reconciliations, and reviewing/auditing documentation for the team.

Internship Application Process

Minimum Qualifications

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

Send Resume

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.