Programs and Investment Analyst Internship


Programs and Investment Analyst Internship

Start date 18 July 2016


Opportunity is a non-profit organisation that relies on the great work our volunteer team carries out. This is a volunteer role that will provide the successful applicant with a wonderful learning opportunity. No employment relationship will be created between Opportunity and the successful applicant.


Role description

The role will assist the Programs and Investment Services teams. Working with the Investment Services Director, main responsibilities will be to improve portfolio analysis and overseas partner reporting and support the effectiveness of Opportunity’s partner knowledge management database. This analyst role offers the opportunity to develop your finance and analytical skills and will ideally suit an applicant with several years’ experience in an investments or finance role who is seeking exposure to the social impact investment environment.


Intern Responsibilities

  • Support the capture and dissemination of up-to-date partner and program information
  • Review trends and identify issues in partner operations
  • Support the effective use of Opportunity’s partner knowledge management database
  • Assist in overseeing the stability, access, data quality and information flow of knowledge management systems
  • Support due diligence on potential new partnerships
  • Assist in preparing information for the Board of Directors and senior management
  • Assist in maintaining investment partnership records including Board minutes and new partnership, debt and equity agreements
  • Research industry issues as required
  • Assist Marketing in reporting to donors
  • Assist in recruiting and training the next intern.




  • A good understanding of social impact investing
  • Exposure to various aspects of operation of an international non profit organization
  • Good understanding of how  MFIs work and their financial and operational aspects


ROLE requirements

  • Commitment to work voluntarily, three to four days a week over a period of 18 weeks in our Sydney office
  • Tertiary qualifications in finance or economics essential
  • Experience in an advisory or finance role preferable
  • Very good excel modelling skills
  • Some systems implementation exposure and project management experience preferable
  • Ability to work independently and liaise with international colleagues
  • Willingness to learn and undertake a variety of tasks
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work efficiently
  • Confident communicator with clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Well organised with meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude and a willingness to help wherever is needed.

Criteria for selection

Interns will be selected based on the intern selection committee’s judgement of best fit with the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the core values and aims of Opportunity
  • Skills suitability (as per the application requirements)
  • Commitment to the internship program
  • Passion for helping families out of poverty through microfinance
  • Compassionate, flexible and cooperative
  • Cultural fit with the Opportunity


How to apply

To apply for the voluntary Program and Investment Analyst Internship, simply email your resume and a cover letter (no more than one page) to


In the cover letter, please explain:

  • Why you would like to intern at Opportunity
  • How you think your skills meet the requirements of the role.
  • Your availability and which days of the week you will would prefer to commit to over the entire internship. This is indicative only and can be varied with mutual agreement.


Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Applications close 20th June 2016.  The internship will end on 25th November 2016



Location: Sydney CBD
Organization: Opportunity International Australia
Organization Website:
Date: 07/18/2016 – 11/25/2016
Contact: Deanna McDonald at for more information.

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