Kiva Internship

Kiva Internships

Since its founding, volunteerism has been an integral part of Kiva’s foundation and success. As a Kiva Intern, you will contribute your passion, drive, ideas, and expertise to expanding our reach and impact while taking on immediate and significant responsibilities within your team. In addition to learning on the job, you’ll partake in a variety of educational, social, and professional development workshops and events that will accelerate your professional growth while learning about Kiva and the non-profit, technology, and microfinance sectors.

Kiva Internships are part-time, unpaid positions that take place primarily in our headquarters in San Francisco, CA, with additional positions in Oakland, CA, San Jose, CA and New York, NY.

Kiva is currently hiring for our January 16 – July 20, 2018 Internship Class

Placement Process

With two classes each year, Kiva hires over thirty part-time interns to be placed within most departments of the organization. While hiring for internship roles, we evaluate your application and interests to match you to a specific team that will leverage your talents while providing you with an opportunity to develop and grow.

Although Kiva Interns range in age and experience, a common theme among our participants is a “can do” attitude as well as a desire and willingness to dive in and get their hands dirty.

All Kiva Interns take on substantial responsibility within their departments while contributing to their teams. Interns work directly with varying levels of Kiva’s management, providing exposure and chances to contribute to projects that help determine Kiva’s future.

Candidates will apply to one of the following categories, and we will match your skills, and desires with Kiva needs. Please read through the below job descriptions for a better understanding of what interns are responsible for.

For more information regarding Kiva’s application and placement process, including important dates, please visit the Kiva Internship page.

About Kiva

Kiva ( is the world’s first and largest online microfinance lending platform with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We work at the intersection of technology, business and impact. In just 12 years, Kiva has raised over $1 billion in loan capital for nearly 2 million borrowers in over 85 countries…and we’re just getting started. Kiva, headquartered in San Francisco combines the culture and approach of an Internet start-up with an intense focus on serving the borrower-to-lender connection our platform helps facilitate.


SALARY: unpaid
TYPE: Internship
DURATION: Temporary


Emily Mertens



  • Must be 21 years of age or older by January 16, 2018
  • Value for Microfinance and Kiva’s Mission

Required Skills:

  • Differ based on position


  • Professional development workshops
  • Casual, dog-friendly office
  • Access to Kiva’s network of Kiva Internship Alumni
  • Free snacks, drinks, and donuts
  • Optional participation in Kiva social activities, including:
    • Athletic club teams
    • Movie and game nights
    • Happy hours
  • References gladly given for successful participants
  • Modest transportation stipend of $80/month for the duration of the internship (disbursed on a monthly basis), to help offset costs associated with traveling to/from the office

The weekly time commitment for a Kiva Internship is a minimum of 3 days per week, from January 16 – July 20, 2018. Please make sure you have the availability to commit three days per week for the entire internship period before submitting an application.


Deadline: November 19, 2017

Visit to learn more about our program.

You can view the full job descriptions and fill out an application here

If you have any questions, please email