You will make an important contribution to the development of this global network of stakeholders, assisting the secretariat in promoting the goals and objectives of the Child and Youth Finance International movement. The internship takes place at the Child and Youth Finance International Secretariat in Amsterdam, where the intern will work as a member of the team. The internship is full time (with vacation leave and sick leave according to Dutch standards) but part-time internships are also possible in exceptional circumstances.
We are specifically looking for candidates who have specific knowledge in one of the follow regions: The Americas, Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and South(-East) Asia. Since we have multiple vacancies it is impossible to give a clear job description. The internship can be arranged in such a way that it will best fit our demands and the intern’s qualities.
- Formal research into banking policies, practices and products as they relate to the provision of financial services to children.
- Developing alternative solutions to child savings accounts and the navigation through regulatory barriers in various countries that restrict a child's access to secure savings products.
- Contacting and marketing to financial institutions and helping to sell the concept of how and why they should be offering products for children and youth.
- Assisting in the development of the Child and Youth Finance International network in the field.
- Contributing to the production of Child and Youth Finance International reports, publications and promotional materials.
- Managing contacts within the private, public and NGO sectors with a stake in the global Child and Youth Finance International movement.
Ideally we are looking for a student intern that fits these criteria:
- Availability of at least 3 -6 months.
- The completion (or near completion) of a graduate or undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, political science, international development or other relevant field.
- Working experience in an international organization or the financial sector is a strong asset.
- Fluency in English. Knowledge of Russian, French Spanish, Arabic, and Japanese (depending on the region of expertise) is of key importance.
- Excellent Communication skills (written and verbal).
- Ability and willingness to operate on a multicultural team.
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
- An entrepreneurial, creative, flexible and proactive person.