Volunteer Internship Description
About the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (“the Alliance”): The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in New York City that enables institutional investors to support good governance, promote sustainable development and improve investment performance in emerging markets governments and companies. The Alliance focuses on issues including: government finance transparency; energy and mining sector governance; corporate governance; and environmental sustainability. To advance its mission, the Alliance (a) organizes presentations by multilateral and NGO and policy experts to educate emerging markets investors on governance issues; (b) draws on the same expertise to produce research and educational programming for investors, empowering them to become effective advocates for change; and (c) facilitates dialogue between investors, corporate leaders and government authorities to raise governance standards in developing economies.
About the Internship Opportunity: The Alliance is seeking highly motivated interns to join our efforts to promote sustainable investing in emerging markets remotely. Interns will handle tasks delegated by both junior and senior staff, providing support on a wide variety of tasks related to managing our programming activities and virtual events, developing our web presence, maintaining communications with our member base, and producing research. They will join an energetic start-up group that works collaboratively with high-capacity volunteers and partners from the world’s leading financial and civil society institutions.
Key Intern Functions:
Interns’ responsibilities may include:
· Support agenda development, virtual event planning and publicity for educational and advocacy-related activities.
· Audit conference calls and remote meetings with high-level stakeholders (including investors, policy experts, corporate executives and government officials) and write detailed summaries.
· Help maintain Salesforce database and assist with stakeholder recruitment, onboarding and communications.
· Assist in management, editing and production of weekly newsletter on corporate and sovereign issues in emerging markets.
· Develop and maintain our organization’s presence on LinkedIn and other social media.
· Collect and collate investment-related data and information. Prepare charts, graphs and other presentation materials.
· Support staff in fundraising, business development, organizational development, and other activities.
Successful interns will have many of the following characteristics:
· Strong performance in an undergraduate or graduate-degree program. Academic focus in business, finance, economics, public policy, international development or related disciplines.
· High degree of responsibility, organization and attention to details. Ability to work flexibly on a variety of shifting priorities.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They should be comfortable working in a small group that values strong performance and close collaboration.
· Familiarity with Excel, MS Word, content management systems (CMS), and customer relations management (CMR) databases.
· Interest in international development topics including transparency; anticorruption; environmental sustainability; natural resource management; corporate governance; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.
Timeframe, Location, and Compensation:
The internship is highly flexible and can be constructed as a part-time position (10-20 hours/week) or full-time volunteership (30-40 hours/week). It is unpaid but may qualify for academic credit. The intern will preferably be based within commuting distance of New York City or London, UK but will be hired and work remotely for the duration of the coronavirus quarantine.
To Apply: Please send a cover note, resume, and 2 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Internship 2020” in the subject heading.