May 03, 2021

Impact Funds Initiative Intern, EVPA

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


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Please note that this is a paid internship ("Convention d'immersion professionnelle", 6 months contract, see eligibility before applying)

About EVPA

EVPA is a strong community of around 300 member organisations from 30+ countries sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through the practice of investing for impact.

Established in 2004, EVPA is proud to have initiated this movement in Europe. Over the years, we have been contributing to a thriving impact ecosystem and a growing market engaging social investors, foundations, corporations and policy makers in supporting social innovators and maximising their impact.

We enable our members to connect and learn from each other to achieve deeper societal impact through investments. We build the impact ecosystem at international, European, national and local levels. As a strategic partner of the European Commission in advancing this sector, we share insights, develop knowledge and training, and shape public policies to make the investing for impact movement in Europe stronger.

EVPA is a growing organisation with a team of 20+ full-time dedicated professionals. To strengthen our team, we are opening a vacancy for a paid CIP internship at EVPA Impact Funds Initiative (IFI).

EVPA is a European membership organisation of Investors for Impact. Since the start, social impact funds have been at the heart of EVPA’s membership. Over the last 15 years, they have made a lot of progress in their work and approach. The Impact Funds Initiative (IFI) initiates a range of activities, specifically targeted at the Impact Funds in the EVPA member base.

For more information please also visit our website, EVPA success stories, Annual Conference and our LinkedIn profile.

Job description

EVPA is looking for an Intern to support the promotion, design and implementation of projects, events, marketing materials and to assist the research development for the Impact Funds Initiative.

The position falls in the Community and Market Development Department (CMD). As such, the IFI intern will be both reporting directly to the Impact Funds Initiative Lead and the Community and Market Development Lead. In this role the intern will also be working closely with our Policy (EU), Marketing and Knowledge departments as well as with the Training Academy.

The ideal candidate has some background knowledge in social investing, entrepreneurship and/or VC (Venture Capital) investing and has a genuine interest in exploring the social impact investing sector and the venture philanthropy approach.

This is a full-time position, based in Brussels (Belgium).

Roles & responsibilities

The IFI Intern will be supporting the Impact Funds Initiative (IFI), as part of a small but dedicated team. In particular the intern support will be focussing on the “fundraising for funds” project, starting from May 2021 onwards, but might also include activities more broadly connected to IFI.

Main responsibilities include:

1) Support with background, database and desk-research:

  • Support the team in collecting and analysing data from both the existing EVPA databases and external literature on the topic of “fundraising for funds”.
  • Collect, take minutes and analyse inputs given by EVPA members in dedicated sessions and working groups on the topic.
  • Contribute to the systematisation of the insights and data gathered into written documents and dissemination materials for practitioners.

2) Support with organising, marketing and following up on project activities:

  • Support the IFI team in the design and organisation of events on the topic of fundraising and/or events promoted by IFI members and the EVPA Annual Conference.
  • Support with administrative activities like sending out invitations, following-up registrations, collecting evaluations and managing communications with participants and IFI members.
  • Support the design and organisation of the IFI news in the EVPA monthly newsletter, in close cooperation with EVPA marketing department.
  • Promote the conversations with members on the IFI Slack channel with over 140 participants.
  • Collect, administer and Analyse data collected through the IFI events and evaluations to gather new marketing insights.

3) Other activities:

  • Update the website section of the Impact Funds Initiatives and the internal CRM tool (Salesforce), providing monthly statistics to the IFI team.
  • Support in administrative and reporting obligations for EU projects
  • Assisting the IFI team with any other tasks that are performed in the IFI or in EVPA general.

Skills & qualities

  • University degree related to business, economics, social economy or social sciences
  • Basic knowledge of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (or demonstrable curiosity and willingness to learn);
  • Ability to work in a structured and accurate manner and capability to handle administrative duties;
  • Excellent communication and teamworking skills (especially in a remote work setting);
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a number of competing tasks and responsibilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people, willingness to work with different kind of partners from different countries and understand their needs.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, any other European language is a plus;
  • IT literacy in Microsoft Office (esp. Excel); any experience with data systems and Salesforce is a plus.
  • Positive attitude and solution-oriented thinking.

What we Offer

  • CIP Internship (6 months contract, see eligibility before applying) https://www.bruxelles-j.be/travailler/ton-premier-emploi/la-convention-dimmersion-professionnelle/
  • Based in Brussels, Belgium (possibility to work remotely subject to COVID regulations)
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial and fast-moving environment focussing on investing for social impact;
  • A friendly, open working environment with exposure to different departments of the organisation;
  • Possibility to grow in terms of responsibilities and opportunities as part of a dynamic team;
  • In-depth training on venture philanthropy, social investment and social finance;
  • Participation in different events and trainings on behalf of EVPA;
  • Preferred starting date: JUNE 2021

How to apply

Interested in applying? Please send your resumé with cover letter to recruitment@evpa.eu.com

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we strongly encourage early applications. Once your application has been sent, we thank you not to get in touch. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date please presume your application has not been retained on this occasion.

EVPA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and practise diversity in all its forms and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

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