Most Kiva internships are part-time (average of 3 days per week), 6-month commitments. Certain positions may require or prefer a full-time (5 days per week) schedule.
Internships with impact
Kiva is changing lives... join us!
At Kiva, we are passionate about social impact and creating opportunity for communities around the world. We've helped more than 2 million people build better lives for themselves and their families, and none of it would be possible without our interns.
An internship at Kiva gives you 6 months of hands-on learning with an innovative, internationally-recognized nonprofit that has tech startup in its DNA.
With part-time positions available across a range of business units, you'll contribute to meaningful projects in a fast-paced environment. Develop your professional skills, while making lifelong friends.
I interned at Kiva to make an impact. I spent a lot of time creating and working with the systems and processes that Kiva’s partners use. From there, it was an easy transition to an operations role at another socially responsible company, Komaza, one of Kiva’s Field Partners in Kenya.
- Reed Bongartz, Portfolio Operations
Kiva interns are all-stars
Interning at Kiva allowed me to see how a successful nonprofit operates day-to-day. My exposure to policy compliance on the review and translation team taught me a great deal and helped me in my transition to a policy analyst role at Twitter after Kiva.
- Shin Thu San, Review and Translation Program
How will you make a difference?
Interns are placed with teams throughout Kiva based on their strengths, skills and career goals. Our internship team will match you with an opportunity where you can contribute and grow.Teams include:
- Program Management
- Marketing and Communications
- Community Support
- Product Management
- People & Culture
- Microfinance Partnerships
- Business Strategy & Operations
Ready to make a difference?
Mark your calendar
Kiva will soon be hiring for our July 2017 - January 2018 internship class starting in early July 2017. Important dates to keep in mind:
May 14, 2017
July 6, 2017
Jan. 19, 2018
We pack a lot into this structured 6-month program, so interested applicants must be able and willing to commit to the full time period.
Steps for applying
We match your skills and interests with a position based on Kiva's team and project needs. Please apply to the general Kiva internship role unless you have a specific skill set that matches the individual internship roles posted online.
Due to the competitive nature of our internships, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. We receive a large number of applications, so are only able to respond to people who will be moving forward in the process. Please note, if you are invited to an in-person interview and are located outside the San Francisco Bay Area, we will schedule an interview with you via Skype.
Meet Kiva's current interns and alumni
Kiva interns have a wide range of backgrounds and have gone on to work for organizations such as Room to Read, Full Circle Fund, Fitbit, Watsi, Google, Fair Trade USA and Deloitte. Learn more about our talented interns here.
Ready to make a difference?
Frequently asked questions
What is the time commitment of a Kiva internship?
Is the internship a paid position?
Where do Kiva interns work?
Can I apply for an internship if I'm not a U.S. citizen?
Can I earn academic credit for the work I produce as an intern?
Can I apply for an internship if I'm still in school?
Can I get a job at Kiva after my internship?
How does Kiva help with the job search process?
Can I still join the internship program if I need to start later or end earlier than the dates indicated?
I am currently a student. Do you have any summer internships?
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