Financial Data Analysis Intern, Research Team (Graduate Student)

Opportunity Finance Network

Location: Washington, DC
Company Summary
Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) with offices in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. CDFIs are private financial institutions that are 100% dedicated to delivering responsible, affordable lending to help disinvested people and communities join the economic mainstream. As mission-driven lenders, CDFIs leverage funding from private and public sources to finance small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing. In addition to connecting capital to communities and people that need it, many CDFIs also provide financial education, technical assistance, and capacity-building support to the organizations, businesses, and individuals they serve. In pursuit of a mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved communities nationwide.
About the Graduate Internship Position:

OFN’s Research team has two Graduate internships available for this summer. Students who are enrolled in graduate programs for Business Administration (MBA) or Economics are preferred, though students with a background in Accounting and/or Finance are encouraged to apply regardless of their current program.

Key Responsibilities and Areas of Learning:
The Intern’s primary responsibility is to confirm and analyze OFN’s Annual Member Survey data on the CDFI industry. Additional tasks will support the Knowledge Sharing team’s broader scope of work. The Annual Member Survey includes data on CDFI capitalization, financing, operations, and impact, and is critical to all aspects of our business. The Intern will review individual survey responses, comparing them to each CDFI’s audited financial statements and accounts receivable aging reports.

Enrolled in a graduate degree program in Business (MBA), Economics, Accounting, Finance, or related area of study.
Knowledge and familiarity with Excel as well as basic financial statements and terms are essential.
Ability to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple and varied assignments.
Strong writing ability, and quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
Unwavering attention to detail and ownership of work.
Commitment to OFN’s mission.
Ability to work independently or in team environment as required.
Comfortable working in a small-office environment.
Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently under moderate supervision.
Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.
Must have current US Work Authorization.

This is a full-time internship and will run from approximately June 1, 2020 to August 14, 2020 (10-12 weeks).

A paid stipend (maximum of $6100 for the term) is available for this internship.

Supervisor Vice President, Research

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Job function

  • Research/Data Analysis

Areas of impact

  • Impact Investing