As part of the GIIN’s mission to accelerate the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, we publish job openings from members of the GIIN Investors’ Council and other impact investing leaders.


at Refugee Investment Network (RIN) in Washington, DC

About the Job

The RIN seeks a motivated intern to contribute to Team RIN’s effort to build a vibrant refugee investment ecosystem. S/he will provide strategic, product development, and organizational development support in the RIN’s key focus areas: (1) mobilize refugee investment capital, (2) build the refugee investment field, (3) advocate for more inclusive refugee policies, (4) change the narrative around refugees.
The internship is a unique opportunity to work closely with leaders, innovators, and
entrepreneurs who are working to unlock sustainable investments that promote refugee self-reliance. Although the intern will work closely with the RIN’s leadership team, s/he is expected to exercise a high degree of autonomy and take on significant responsibility.
Product development
● Contribute to product design and development
● Problem-solve around strategic and operational issues
● Conduct competitor, market, and policy analyses
● Support coordination of service providers, including assisting Managers in preparation, processing, and administration of consultant and technical services
Research + Writing
● Track risks, issues, stakeholders, and potential funders in the refugee investment space
● Support the development and delivery of structured communications, especially
Donor Engagement
● Assist in grant writing and developing materials for donor meetings
● Support outreach, network-building, and business development efforts
Support for the RIN Team
● Participate in weekly check-in meetings with the RIN team
● Support broader knowledge management and dissemination of RIN collateral
● Contribute to other team priorities as needed


Desired Qualifications + Qualities:
We look for candidates with a demonstrated interest and passion for the RIN’s mission and the
global development space with the following qualifications and qualities:
● Full-time undergraduate or graduate student with expected graduation in 2020 or 2021
● International Relations, Political Science, Global Development or related disciplines
● Demonstrated interest in refugee issues, or impact investing
● A curious and entrepreneurial mindset
● Razor-sharp problem solving skills
● A relentless drive to get things done
● An ability to move fluidly between collaborative and independent work styles
● An ability to make assessments quickly and identify the best course of action
● A commitment to thinking critically and creatively about social change

To apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume in
one PDF document to Joanne Ke Edelman at, with “Application: RIN Intern” as the subject line

Refugee Investment Network (RIN)

Forced migration is the defining social crisis of our time. The Refugee Investment Network (RIN) works to bridge the gap between an increasing number of investors interested in refugee investments and the growing ecosystem of refugee entrepreneurs and ventures. RIN has established itself as the specialized investment intermediary that brings together the impact investing and blended finance communities to create long-term economic solutions to global forced migration. Its mission is to shift the political and social dialogue about the value of refugees and unlock investment deals that create new jobs and measurably improve the livelihood opportunities for refugees and their host communities.
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