Entrepreneur Works Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on growing small businesses and creating jobs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Entrepreneur Works’ mission is to create pathways of opportunity for talented yet underserved entrepreneurs by providing them access to affordable loans, business training, business networks, and one-on-one guidance. Entrepreneur Works assists entrepreneurs and small business owners across the Philadelphia region to start and grow small businesses which, in turn, create jobs for themselves and their neighbors and strengthen the local economy. We empower small business owners from all walks of life to prosper and build sustainable communities.
Eight- to ten-week, part time (20 hours/week) hybrid home/office Impact & Development Intern will assist data management and resource development team on multiple projects focused on client outreach and impact, and donor engagement and tools.
Develop client stories and profiles by conducting one-on-one informal surveys with loan and technical assistance clients that explore how Entrepreneur Works’ services have positively impacted their business.
Collect/update data to be documented to a pre-established format.
Revise/update data management procedures and protocols.
Conduct comparative analysis of individual donations over multi year period.
Document step-by-step procedures for managing individual donations.
Research and compare various donation processing & tracking software tools according to a list of required functions provided by Entrepreneur Works.
Additional projects and duties as the need emerges and time permits.
Who Should Apply
This would be an ideal internship for an undergraduate student who has great data inference and data-array skills, (excellent Excel skills are expected) and who is seeking some experience in impact measurement in the field of non-profit micro-lending and small business technical assistance. Because this is part-time paid experience, a student who is locally-based this summer, and who is perhaps working a part-time job or part-time internship, might find it an exceptional opportunity to discover how traditionally underserved local entrepreneurs (entrepreneurs of color, women, low- and moderate- income Philadelphia and five-county residents, immigrant small business owners) are supported with both capital and business technical assistance to achieve financial self-sufficiency for themselves, their employees and the communities in which they are established.
Highly adept with MS Excel
Detail and process oriented
Self-starter-comfortable managing tasks on own
Exceptional communication skills, oral and written
Interest in and commitment to nonprofits, community development, community finance, entrepreneurship, fundraising
Intern should be from the Philadelphia area, with reasonable local knowledge of the neighborhoods within and surrounding Philadelphia.
Intern must be comfortable in approaching and conversing with business owners from a variety of backgrounds to solicit data points that may sometimes be perceived as “sensitive” (i.e., questions about business income). Most communication will be via phone, video conference or email. There may be opportunities for on-site client business visits with an EW staff member.
College students who have completed the equivalent of two years of course work with at least one business course and one statistics course are preferred.
COMPENSATION: Up to $20 per hour depending on experience and skill levels.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to Deb Kardon-Brown, Manager of Program Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Impact & Development Intern” in the Subject Line. No Phone Calls Please.