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Welcoming new interns!

This post was written by Sree Kotipalli, the Kiva Fellows and Interns Program intern.


This week, we welcomed 11 interns into our Kiva family! This marks our 25th cohort of interns and the very first time that we’ve hosted training week in Portland.

Our impressive cohort was selected out of a competitive pool of over 250 applicants. These interns will now go on to work with nine different teams across our offices in San Francisco, Portland and New York City.

Our interns learned more about our WeWork offices in Portland and how our teams collaborate!


Throughout our intensive two-day training period, the interns learned about Kiva’s history, mission, model and more. But it doesn’t end there! Our interns and staff members built lasting relationships while showing off their bowling skills.

Bowling: the ultimate bonding tool!

Also, this is just the beginning! In addition to the skills and experiences that our interns gain through their work, they’ll also participate in professional development workshops, educational programs and a microfinance forum where they’ll learn about the microfinance realm as a whole and the role that Kiva plays in it.

For more information on our internship program and to sign up for notifications for future openings, click here.


About the author

Casey Miller

Casey Miller is Kiva's content strategist in the Portland offices. She began her journey with Kiva as a New Media and Branding intern, then contracted as the content and media coordinator, now working full-time as a content strategist. Casey graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in Journalism, and still uses this journalistic background in her storytelling at Kiva. With a passion for travel and cultural exchange, Casey seeks to spread the stories of our cultures and communities for those whose voices are often ignored.