Intern - Latin America

Village Capital

The way we invest in new ideas is broken. Billions of dollars go to the hands of a few people, in a few states, countries and networks. The outcome: entrepreneurs aren’t solving the most relevant problems in society, such as health, education, energy, agriculture, water, and financial inclusion.
 
In its third year of operations in Mexico, Village Capital is on a mission to change the status quo, reinventing venture capital by sourcing, training, and investing in entrepreneurs solving challenges critical to the future of society. Our core innovation—a peer-selected investment model and investment readiness program—delivers better results for both entrepreneurs and investors.
 
In Mexico to date, Village Capital has supported 34 early-stage companies and committed $400,000 USD investment in 6 companies. Collectively, Village Capital graduates have leveraged initial capital 25:1, created over 10,000 jobs, and served 6 million customers. Village Capital has made over 70 investments into early-stage ventures, 90% of which are still in operation and 11 of which have already provided profitable exits.
 
The selected intern will be assigned to specific projects that will help him or her develop and refine their skills and experience within the venture capital and social impact, while supporting the strategic development and implementation of the Village Capital FinTech: LatAm 2017 program. 

The intern will be responsible for seven primary activities over the course of the placement:

  • Manage logistics for three workshops, including supporting in managing the venue, catering and communication with program participants;
  • Design and edit collateral for external and internal distribution, in English and Spanish;
  • Manage, coordinate, and track Village Capital’s local online presence through Twitter, Facebook, Medium and other relevant online platforms;
  • Provide research support on media targets, coverage, and industry data for communications projects and reports;
  • Lead generation and market research for future Village Capital programs and special initiatives;
  • Ensure database and internal processes are up-to-date and documented;
  • Represent Village Capital in conferences and networking events.

Qualifications

  • Required business-level written and spoken English and Spanish;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with senior leadership, media, and community contacts across countries;
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment;
  • Adobe InDesign and Illustrator proficiency is mandatory;
  • Google AdWords or other SEM certification is a plus;
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in entrepreneurship;
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Village Capital to support entrepreneurs solving real world problems.

This is a contract position. Stipend will be determined based on experience.

Meet Some of Village Capital's Employees

Ebony P.

Manager of U.S. Operations

It is Ebony’s responsibility to ensure the quality of Village Capital’s programs, as well as the ethnic, gender, and regional diversity of the ventures selected to participate.

Ben W.

Senior Associate

Ben’s goal is to tell Village Capital’s story and make sure that all the great work that its entrepreneurs are doing is known to the world at large.


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