Position Description

Financial Services Intern
Location United States - Washington DC
Department Programs
Employment Type Home Office - Intern
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Financial Services Intern 

The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) has a Fall internship opportunity available within its Financial Services practice area.  This is an unpaid internship. The successful applicant must be able to commit to up to 20 hours per week.

IESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equitable, sustainable economic growth in developing countries. We believe that a robust private sector is the cornerstone of resilient economies and stable countries, and since 1964 IESC has strengthened small and medium enterprises around the world. We work in the areas of market linkages, finance and investment, business enabling environment, market-led agriculture, workforce development, and institutional capacity building. 

Financial Services

IESC’s financial services practice area manages programs around the world aimed at bridging financing gaps by working with micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and financial institutions.  IESC’s internship program is open to students in graduate and undergraduate programs.  Students that have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within 6 months of applying are eligible for the internship. Previous internship(s) and/or professional work experience preferred. Strong research and writing skills, and an ability to work independently are needed. Interest in knowledge of USAID policies and procedures is a plus.

Location: Washington DC

Reporting To: Program Manager


  • General administrative support to practice area overseas programs, including communications, research, programmatic and financial reporting,

  • Regular monitoring and evaluation database maintenance, data analysis, error checking and assistance with quarterly reporting.

  • Conducting research in support of new business initiatives.


  • Currently pursuing or have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in relevant field (e.g., business, finance, economics, international affairs, etc.).

  • Ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural environment.

  • High degree of comfort with complex MS Excel spreadsheets.

  • Ability to work comfortably in team and independent settings.

  • Significant exposure to developing country contexts is preferred.

  • French language proficiency preferred, but not required.

U.S. citizen or eligibility to work in the U.S. required. IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.