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Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization|
|Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About:IIX (Impact Investment Exchange Asia Pte Ltd) and IIX Foundation have played a pioneering role in developing and leading the global impact investing space. IIX and IIX Foundation's work is focused on women empowerment, climate action and opportunity for disadvantaged communities -- all under the umbrella of inclusive finance. Over the past decade, we have operated a vibrant equity crowdfunding platform (Impact Partners), innovative financial products such as Women's Livelihood Bond, award-winning technical assistance programs such as IIX ACTS, over 40 research papers, a popular Impact Institute (where we teach about impact investing/innovative finance), over 130+ impact assessments -- all of which have unlocked close to $100 million of private sector capital, avoided over 400,000 tonnes of carbon and impacted over 15 million lives creating livelihood, bringing affordable education, healthcare, agriculture, healthcare and water to the remotest corners of the world. IIX Group has received numerous awards for its work including the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the Nobel Prize for Business.
For more information about IIX, please visit www.iixglobal.com.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP intern will work on one or more of the following teams:
PROJECT 1: Corporate Finance and Impact Assessment Team: The successful candidate will assist the Impact Partners team to conduct Impact Enterprise (IE) and investor outreach. This individual will also work with and assess Impact enterprises to prepare them for Impact Partners listing (examining financial reports, business plans, understanding capital needs), guiding them to be investor-ready and managing their capital raising process. This work will include financial modelling and analysis, process management and building trusted relationships. The impact assessment work involves the measurement and communication of the social and environmental impact that IEs are having. Impact assessment work also involves providing detailed projection and data collection tools as well as recommendations, to help magnify the social and environmental performance of an IE as well as to enhance the transparency and accountability to stakeholders and funders.
PROJECT 2: Business Development and Advisory Team: The business development team initiates and cultivates important relationships and initiatives that will result in strategic partnerships. The business development team supports the development of new products, services and projects that IIX is researching and/or test-launching. Outreach to build a local and regional network of ecosystem partners who will contribute and support the long-term sustainability of IEs will also be a critical role. Demonstrated project and process management skills are required in this role. The business development team focuses on marketing and developing IIX products and services that fulfill a need in the IE and impact investment community in Asia.
Also conduct research and analysis of the Impact enterprise sector in Asia. This includes countrywide, sector-specific or ecosystem-targeted research as well as broader policy perspectives. These research efforts culminate in published reports that are widely disseminated across the region. The business development team straddles the work of IIX and IIX Foundation.
PROJECT 3: Capital Markets Team: The Capital Markets team will support the structuring of pooled credit vehicles such as the Women’s Livelihood Bond, while also contributing to IIX's other areas of work. The team performs credit analysis on IEs and MFIs shortlisted as potential borrowers under the various sustainability bond structures and provides financial analysis and full credit reports on selected IEs and MFIs. The team member will also assist in raising and structuring credit facilities and/or investment capital for IEs and MFIs through participation in the transaction process.
PROJECT 4: Marketing, Advocacy and Knowledge Management Team: Work with the IIX team to continue building strategic messaging and initiatives that promote the impact investing and IE space in Asia-Pacific. Work closely across all functions of IIX and IIX Foundation to continue building a cohesive and compelling story of how social capital markets will influence sustainable development in Asia. Support Knowledge Management team to promote the courses of IIX Impact Institute, which empowers stakeholders to participate in the Impact Investing Space.
PROJECT 5: IIX Growth Fund (IGF): The IIX Growth Fund (IGF) is a US$50M, for-profit, growth capital fund that invests in lmpact Enterprises bringing inclusive growth to South and Southeast Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Myanmar. Investing across multiple sectors and countries in the region, the Fund delivers market level financial returns together with high positive social impact. IGF focuses on education, agriculture, energy, water, sanitation and the healthcare sectors.
IGF’s summer program focuses on pipeline building and exploring investment opportunities in the selected countries and sectors. The apprentice will support IGF's activities in target markets, assist to conduct investment research and due diligence activities as well as support the team’s fund raising efforts for IGF. The investment apprentice may also assist the team on the active management of portfolio companies – including on-going monitoring of portfolio companies, preparing monthly operational and financial performance reports and/or information memos for quarterly board meetings.
Please note: due to the nature of IGF's work, IGF will show a strong preference to candidates who have a strong background in the private equity/investment sectors. Working history in development as well as demonstrable interest in Asia is also a plus.
Qualifications: Academic Background/Interests: Finance and Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Sustainable Development, Social Impact and Impact Investing, public administration, Business Administration, History, sociology and social studies
Technical Skills: Proficient in word, PowerPoint and Excel, good understanding of social media, additional design skills
Languages and Level of Fluency (speaking/reading/writing): Proficient in spoken and written English + an Asian language would be an advantage
Only 3rd Year and above Bachelor’s Program students will be considered for the internship.
Positive and self motivated, strong work ethics and good attitude towards all kinds of work responsibilities, not just towards the job description
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