Kiva Public Relations Intern (79-557) Job Listing at Kiva Microfunds in San Francisco, California (Job ID 79)
Kiva.org was founded upon the fundamental principle that connecting people through lending can help alleviate poverty. To ensure that it succeeds, the company, along with its user base, provides borrowers with the seed capital needed to generate income, and thereby live a life of sustainability and independence. So far, this approach has enabled Kiva to raise $437 million in loans for 1,051,000+ entrepreneurs in 68 countries, momentum which it looks to continue in the coming years as it positions itself to achieve $1 billion in loans across a variety of sectors by 2015.
Kiva Public Relations Intern Role:
The Public Relations Intern role is part of Kiva’s Marketing and Communications (M&C) team. The M&C team is primarily responsible for introducing Kiva to potential new lenders, bringing them to Kiva’s “front door.” The PR intern role fulfills several critical support roles to bolster Kiva’s communications efforts in broadcast, print and online media. Kiva operate as a “start-up” in that we move fast, everybody counts, and your contribution has the potential to make a big impact on Kiva and the world at large. For 2013, Kiva has an ambitious media plan with several stories that need to be developed, well-researched, written, and pitched to news/consumer media outlets. The Public Relations Intern is a key part of creating and executing these plans. This is an unpaid internship.
The Public Relations Intern is primarily responsible for conducting interviews with media sources, tracking and reporting pick-up, writing stories, developing fact sheets and writing op-eds, press releases, and pitches. The intern will also assist in developing and executing overall communications plans and strategies. This is a job for someone interested in each aspect of journalism, finding the news angle, investigating the facts, writing compelling stories and tracking results. In return, the intern will receive support and professional development in each of the areas above. The successful candidate will be experienced in or curious about international development and/or microfinance; have strong writing skills; able understand complex information; and have experience conducting primary research for the purpose of developing reliable, factual background documents.
Resume and cover letter required. Please specify your availability in the cover letter.
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