On this virtual internship in microfinance you’ll assist local community banks that provide financial services to disadvantaged communities. Help to evaluate the bank’s performance, check financial data and assist locals to prepare business plans and get access to education or insurance. Gain career-relevant experience in finance, business management accounting and entrepreneurship, and make a meaningful difference.
- Get supervision from experienced financial professionals
- Support rural people by evaluating and improving business concepts, strategies and products
- Experience a new and unique African microfinance model
- Get insights into the social reality of people who have little access to other financial means, and help to improve their livelihood through business development
- Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
- Microfinance NGOs
Use your finance, accounting and business management experience to support disadvantaged communities in Tanzania through this virtual internship in microfinance.
This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view our Finance internships that you can do in-country, if you’d prefer to travel and intern abroad.
Village community banks, known as Vicobas, provide valuable financial services to disadvantaged rural communities in Tanzania. Remote finance internships assist Vicobas as they help locals with basics such as financing their projects, educating their children, and gaining insurance.
Vicobas are self-managed groups within a village or neighborhood, where members pay relatively low monthly saving amounts into the community bank, which can then distribute funds in the form of microcredits and insurance cover. They are supervised and supported by NGOs with microfinance specialists.
On this virtual internship in microfinance you can get involved in assisting the multi-faceted work of these NGOs. You can help to check financial data, evaluate Vicoba’s performance, and help locals with business plans or product development. Microfinance interns can also help to prepare educational workshops to educate locals about financial matters, meaning you’re interning with real-life financial situations and contributing to the local community.
Remote internships in Tanzania are conducted in English.
Accounting & Finance interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
Evaluate the performance of community banks
Helping to finance new and existing business ventures
Distributing microcredits and insurance cover
Helping local entrepreneurs with business plans
Preparing workshops on finance, business or administrative matters
Professional development opportunities:
Learn about how Vicoba groups are run as an efficient microfinance and development tool in Tanzania
Experience small-scale entrepreneurship in a developing country
Learn how to efficiently manage local savings groups
Provide financial consultancy and mentoring services
Learn how to evaluate business projects
Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence
”This internship has given me more confidence and I think that this alone will serve me very well in the future, in whatever profession I decide to go into. If anyone else is given this opportunity I would highly encourage them to do it, as it has really opened my eyes to the power each individual person can have.”
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
Program Fee (USD)
|100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time)||$948|
|250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time)||$1,348|
|350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time)||$1,648|
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- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- Academic credit facilitation
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
- Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
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