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U.S. Office:

400 S. 1450 E.

Provo, UT 84606

Haiti Office:

#45, Thomassin 32

Port-au-Prince

Business Development Internship

JOB SUMMARY

As a business management intern, you are exposed to all areas of nonprofit business while gaining a broad perspective in international operations. You will report to the Executive Director (ED). The internship requires someone who has strong personal motivation to succeed balanced with flexibility to changing circumstances, open-mindedness to learning, and the ability to collaborate across cultures yet also accomplish tasks independently. You will practice essential business skills such as accounting, strategy development & monitoring, and business expansion. You will engage with hands-on projects in a focus area based on your experience and passion, such as:

-       Nonprofit Accounting

-       Business Analytics and Strategy

-       Fundraising and Donor Relations

 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Regular communication with the ED to set goals for the internship, and establish and monitor weekly progress.

  • Research current processes and recommend and implement process improvement opportunities to optimize operations.

  • Attend and present at weekly team meetings.

  • Exchange of knowledge with the Espere staff through teaching, mentoring, listening and fellowship.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to design and achieve a project (formal and informal, individual and team projects accepted).

  • At least two years of business university studies, or equivalent life experience.

  • Some international travel experience, or experience living within diverse socio-economic and cultural communities in the US.

  • Competence in Haitian Creole or French, or dedicated willingness to learn Haitian Creole.

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Additionally, individuals with specific skillsets outside of these areas are also encouraged to apply. Interns MUST be at least 21 years old.

 
2018 INTERNSHIP SESSIONS

Spring: February - May

Summer: June - August

Fall: September - November

 

LOGISTICS AND COSTS
  • Interns will live in a safe, furnished apartment close to Espere staff.

  • An internship fee which includes airport pickup & drop off, lodging, one meal per day, and work-related transportation is required.

  • This fee does not include flights, travel vaccinations, travel insurance, cultural excursions, extra food or any other personal expenses. These are the responsibility of the intern and can be raised through support.