BII Seeks Interns for Spring 2021

Boston Impact Initiative is looking for an Impact Investment Intern and a Marketing Intern for 8 to 10 hours per week during Spring Semester 2021.  This is a remote and unpaid internship, but we can provide support needed to get school credit and/or funding.

Deadline for applications for Spring is Jan 1st. Email jobs@bostonimpact.com with a resume and brief cover letter. Please note the internship that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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Impact Investment Intern

Responsibilities

The Impact Investment Intern plays a significant role in BII’s integrated capital strategy. The primary responsibilities include working together with the Impact Investment Associate and Directors in analyzing prospective investments and providing on-going support to existing portfolio companies. 

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the investment thesis and mission of BII
  • Investment Analysis: Financial modeling, valuation, industry or asset class research, and general investment diligence
  • Portfolio Analysis: Support the Staff in performing analysis on existing investments, frequently with the intent of communicating conclusions and recommendations to the Staff or the Investment Committee
  • Administration: Maintenance of BII’s electronic files, operating / investment reports, and other reporting
  • Miscellaneous: Perform any such duty as necessary to support BII’s impact and financial processes.

Qualifications 

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of economic justice, sustainability, and/or related topics
  • Excellent skills in quantitative analysis, problem solving and general critical thinking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Resourceful, proactive, able to prioritize and navigate in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Unquestioned ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner 
  • Possess analytical skills and an interest in financial markets, public policy and social and environmental issues
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of investment assets and markets. Knowledge of analytical methods for determining fair value and an investment’s merits. Knowledge of investment implementation methods and typical fund terms in both public and private asset classes

Marketing Intern

Responsibilities

The Marketing Intern plays a significant role in BII’s communications and social media strategy. The primary responsibilities include working with the Impact Director to manage communications materials and social media channels. 

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the investment thesis and mission of BII
  • Create communications collateral and write content for each new investment.
  • Curate content for social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn), including portfolio updates, thought-leadership content, and other information. 
  • Meet goals of organically growing followers across all social media platforms.
  • Miscellaneous: Perform any such duty as necessary to support BII’s impact and marketing processes.

Qualifications 

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of economic justice, sustainability, and/or related topics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the use of social media in broader communication strategy
  • Resourceful, proactive, able to prioritize and navigate in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Unquestioned ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner 
  • General understanding of investment principles, impact investing, small business, social entrepreneurship, and/or other related topics. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)