Internship

Spanish-Speaking Microfinance Specialist Volunteers

The objective of the F2F Rural Enterprise Development (RED) strategy in Colombia is to support the development, application, and expansion of financial, commercial and technical agricultural services for smallholder farmers; especially women and youth, with the intention of generating sustainable, broad-based economic growth and job creation.

Farmer-to-Farmer program is looking for volunteers with experience in microfinance, strategic planning, organizational development, fintech, and risk assessment, that want to work in Colombia for two or three weeks.

The Program Objectives are:

  1. To expand agricultural sector access to financial services.
  2. To increase agricultural sector productivity and profitability, thereby raising incomes and creating jobs.

It is expected that during the 2018-2023 program in Colombia, 93 volunteers will be deployed to address systemic capacity constraints for farmers and lenders in the country to unlock finance for improved agricultural production. New access to finance will lead to broader utilization of agricultural technologies and increased sales and incomes. Our demand-driven approach will resolve specific market constraints to increase farmers’ and agribusinesses’ access to opportunities for growth through productivity, production efficiency, and market connectivity.

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
  • A minimum of 15 days in the country.
  • Submit a trip report, recommendations form, questionnaire, and timesheet.

The program covers all volunteer costs including airfare, lodging, meals, insurance, and any other assignment-related expenses.

Interested candidates are invited to send their resume/CV to [email protected] with "F2F Colombia" in the subject line.