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Internships

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

FILLED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST

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

*FILLED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1ST*

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

*FILLED UNTIL DECEMBER 1ST*

Multiple focus options include: interview small business owner clients and write articles for our blog; review and update all marketing materials & online presence; create/gather social media content and stock photography, work on larger marketing/ communications projects, and ther duties as needed.  Must have strong communication & creative writing skills, plus reliable transportation.

Internship IV

Web Editor

Help us update and streamline our website.  MUST have strong html and WordPress skills; eye for design; willingness to learn about what we do and our brand.  This is a great internship for a graphic design, web design, or related field of study student.  *will work within the Kallyas WordPress theme

Internship V

Business Coach Assistant

Our internship with the most client-access, allowing interns to assist our business coaches with duties required during coaching sessions.  Intern will shadow client sessions, take required notes, and input data into our system.  A great opportunity to learn about business coaching and what it takes to successfully run a small business!

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:
daniellem@businessimpactnw.org
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.

Review

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.

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