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Impact Investing Inter

at Agora Partnerships in Mexico City, Mexico

About the Job

THE POSITION

The Impact Investing Intern will serve as an integral member of Agora’s Accelerator Team during an exciting period of rapid growth. The Impact Investing Intern will play a key role in strengthening the Agora Investor Network and supporting Agora’s initiatives in Financial Innovation, with the ultimate goal of facilitating investment into the most promising and impactful enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Impact Investing Intern will report directly to Agora’s Senior Consultant, Impact Investing, and must commit a minimum of 20 hours per week for a duration of 2-3 months. The location for the role is Mexico City.

Given the nature of our organization, your responsibilities and expectations will include, but may not be limited to the following:

• Investor Research and Network Expansion: Conduct online research of potential new impact investors in support of matching Agora alumni seeking capital with potential investors. (This includes Equity and VC firms, family offices and local angel investors.) Send initial emails to learn more about investor needs and pre-screen those that warrant a call with Investor Relations team. Shadow introduction calls by Senior Consultant, Impact Investing.

• Investor Communications: Support the Senior Consultant, Impact Investing in creating marketing and communication materials for the Priority Investor Network, which may include review and creation of PowerPoint presentations, brochures, newsletters, mass emails and other specialized content.

• Investor Matchmaking: Continue refining the Capital Needs spreadsheet and leverage Agora's Salesforce database as well as personal knowledge and research to suggest potential investors for Agora entrepreneurs. The investors would be suggested as a list of potential matches to the company's consultant and Senior Consultant, Impact Investing, who then would work on revising the list to narrow it to a list of introductions/connections to be made for the company.

• Digital Access to Capital: Design together with Sr. Consultant, Impact Investing a digital roadmap for the entrepreneur-investor connection piece of our program. This would leverage recommendations and research done by a previous intern.

• Lead Salesforce Data Input: Track introductions and deals. Log investor introductions made, progress in deal negotiation/closing, and deal terms. Develop reports/statistics to share with the team to help drive strategy.
We are seeking passionate candidates to support social entrepreneurs. Ideal candidates exhibit Agora’s core values of agency, empathy, curiosity and perseverance. There is no single ‘ideal’ mold for this position, yet we do seek the following qualifications in an ideal candidate:

• Strong interpersonal skills and intercultural competency;

• Adaptability, comfort with ambiguity, ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization;

• Strong work ethic and ability to execute on multiple projects at once;

• Excitement for and ability to work on teams and collaborate; and,

• Sense of joy and humor.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

• This is an unpaid internship.
• Start date: Flexible, Summer 2018.
• The Impact Investing Intern must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for the duration of the 2-3 months’ internship. We are open to part-time or full-time interns.
• Agora Partnerships will provide you with the following benefits: co-working seat at the Impact Hub in Mexico City, industry-related training, personal development opportunities, and exposure to Latin America development and entrepreneurship opportunities.
• Please note that you are expected to have your own laptop computer on which to work.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s Degree (recent graduate or in-progress) in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or similar field OR 2+ years of experience in management consulting, investment services, and/or venture capital
• Demonstrated experience in data analysis and research
• Demonstrated knowledge and strong interest in impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and/or Latin America
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point
• Experience with Salesforce and cloud data management platforms a plus
• Experience in visual design a plus
• International work experience, especially in Latin America, a plus; and,
• English fluency and Spanish working proficiency

To apply

Please send a motivation letter and up to date CV to jobs@agorapartnerships.org with “Impact Investing
Intern” in the subject line by April 29, 2018. The motivation letter should explain why you are excited for
this opportunity, why you believe it is the right fit for your career, and what unique contributions you
would make to the Agora Accelerator team. Top candidates will be contacted to set up an interview.

Agora Partnerships

ABOUT AGORA PARTNERSHIPS

Agora Partnerships’ purpose is to accelerate the shift to a sustainable economy by unleashing the potential of entrepreneurs who are building purpose-driven companies that create social and environmental impact throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Agora Partnerships accomplishes this through the Agora Accelerator, a four-month consulting program designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to the knowledge, networks, and capital they need to grow their businesses and their impact. Since 2011, the Agora Accelerator has served 156 companies from 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and has catalyzed more than US$69 million in investment. Learn more at www.agorapartnerships.org.

We believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solve the world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, and others as outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, too many entrepreneurs face nearly insurmountable odds. We are committed to leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs by finding innovative ways to drive investment and support into the people and ideas that will make our world a better place. Agora has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank and other funders to support 140 high-potential companies over the next three years (2016-2018).