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OppLoans 2021 Social Impact Internship

at OppLoans in Chicago, IL

About the Job

Growth with a Purpose

OppLoans is a growing FinTech company that provides accessible and simple-to-understand lending products for middle-income consumers with five-star customer service. We’re growing fast with profitable returns, and new employees can make an immediate impact.

OppLoans is a team of caring and inventive “Opptimists” with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. OppLoans employees approach every new challenge with an unparalleled ability to see what could be rather than settle for what is. We want people to be excited to come to work every morning and know they are a part of something great. That’s why we prize collaboration, collegiality, and letting the best ideas win the day. We are looking for engineers who are excited by the chance to challenge the FinTech status quo.

The Opportunity: If you want to have a tremendous impact at one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies, we want to hear from you. The Social Impact team is focused on delivering products, services and resources to customers that improve financial outcomes and put customers on a better financial path. The Social Impact Intern will have the opportunity to have tangible impact on strategic initiatives that directly benefit our consumers.

Key Job Responsibilities: At OppLoans, interns aren't simply doing rudimentary tasks or chores. They're given opportunities that require high levels of critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership. Every summer, interns have been responsible for creating systems, tools, or practices that have substantially impacted our bottom line. You'll work closely with the Social Impact team to set ambitious goals and measure performance along the way. The hallmark of your summer will be a strategic initiative that you will own from start to finish. This workstream will be decided upon based on your interests and skills as well as discussions with your manager, but an example of a past intern project was researching and designing ways to score social impact in the company with quantitative and qualitative methods.

Requirements: We're seeking passionate, innovative problem solvers with a desire to have a real impact. Candidates must graduate in 2022 with a Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably with coursework or extracurricular experience related to social impact and/or financial inclusion. Please note, there is a possibility this internship may be remote.

Why OppLoans?

Employees Love Working Here With a dynamic startup culture and great benefits, we’ve attracted top talent and boast one of the most engaged offices in the country. In 2019, we were named the 4th fastest growing company in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business, received the 86th spot on the Deloitte Fast 500, and are named one of the best companies to work for in the nation by Glassdoor two years in a row. Check out our Glassdoor reviews to see why our employees love us!

Customers Love Our Product OppLoans is committed to delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. Don’t believe us? See what our customers are saying on Google and the BBB! We were also named a number one personal lender by Lending Tree, and a “Leader in Quality and Innovation” by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (FinX).

Compensation and Benefits OppLoans is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee, because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago with panoramic views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, with rooftop access. We offer a great compensation and benefits package for full-time employees to support you at work and outside of work as you grow your career with us. These include a free gym membership, casual dress policy, subsidized daily lunches, stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and drinks available, an employee and peer recognition program, and intramural sports leagues. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago with panoramic views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan with rooftop access.
EEOC Statement: OppLoans is an equal opportunity employer. OppLoans does not discriminate against any applicant for employment due to age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Qualifications

Requirements: We're seeking passionate, innovative problem solvers with a desire to have a real impact. Candidates must graduate in 2022 with a Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably with coursework or extracurricular experience related to social impact and/or financial inclusion. Please note, there is a possibility this internship may be remote.

To apply

OppLoans

With faster funding, significantly lower rates, total transparency, and unmatched customer service, OppLoans provides non-prime borrowers a safe and reliable alternative to payday lending. Founded in 2012, OppLoans is one of the highest-rated online lenders and service providers in the industry, offering or facilitating emergency bridge financing to non-prime borrowers in a rapidly growing number of states. With fast funding, significantly lower rates, total transparency, and unmatched customer service, OppLoans provides consumers nationwide with a reliable, socially responsible alternative to payday lending. Half of all Americans have subprime credit scores and can’t qualify for a traditional bank loan, while 57% have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. When a sudden car repair or medical or family expense happens, these consumers are forced to choose between predatory payday loans, additional credit card debt, or bank overdraft fees. OppLoans fights back against “predatory” players by offering an unheard-of level of transparency, support, and social responsibility in our emergency credit products. To keep that fight going, we need sharp, skillful, and hard-working individuals like yourself to help us remove barriers between underbanked Americans and the emergency credit they need. Reach out to us at Info@OppLoans.com or visit our careers page to learn more. We are headquartered in downtown Chicago’s historic Prudential Building overlooking Millennium Park. Recent accolades for OppLoans include: - Ranked on the Inc. 500 List for three consecutive years. - Named 6th Best Place to Work Nationally by Glassdoor. - Named one of the Country’s Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine