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2803 Business Development and Outreach Intern - Greenville or Durham, NC

The Organization:

The Organization:
Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution (CDFI) headquartered in Durham, NC. Founded in 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 131,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing hundreds of homebuyers each year, as well as nonprofits, child care centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. The Self-Help family of non-profit organizations includes North Carolina’s Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending, a national policy and advocacy organization addressing abusive lending practices. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 129,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more at www.self-help.org, www.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Internship Program:
Self-Help/CRL offers a 10 week summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while broadening their knowledge of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s). Along with each specific intern project, the intern will participate in a series of brown-bag lunches to learn more about Self-Help and the Community Development industry as a whole. Interns will also be given the opportunity to network with one another and other Self-Helpers through a variety of planned events.

Internship Description:
The DPI Business Development and Outreach intern will work to raise awareness about Self-Help Credit Union and its services, particularly around specific loan products and credit union branches. For example, the intern will likely spend significant time raising awareness about Self-Help’s Assistive Technology Financing program loans. It is to be determined if the internship will be based in Greenville or Durham.

Essential Responsibilities:
Leading outreach efforts to identified target audience, including mailings.
Helping organize and conduct credit union related community events.
Identify disability organizations with whom we could partner to provide Assistive Technology informational sessions
Analyze and suggest ways Self-Help can improve its commitment to underserved, unserved, and unrepresented communities across our branch network, particularly in Eastern NC
Taking on additional responsibilities as identified by DPI team and branches.

Minimum Qualifications:
Undergraduate or beyond
Outgoing, marketing orientation
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Salesforce

Desired Qualifications:
Interest in community development finance.
Interest in and familiarity with disability community

Physical Requirements:
Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship and a resume to internships@self-help.org  with the internship title as the subject by February 25, 2019

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.