Business Development Internship

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
Posted Date 11 months ago(4/28/2017 7:05 PM)
# of Openings


Accion, serving the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the tools entrepreneurs need to operate, grow or start their businesses. We increase access to business credit, make loans and provide training to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and to help businesses thrive.


We are looking for a Business Development intern to work with our Colorado lending team in strengthening Accion’s brand in either the Fort Collins or the Colorado Springs Community. The Business Development Intern will support the work of Accion by actively engaging community organizations, referral partners, and clients. Interns will sharpen their networking and outreach skills, deepen their connections in the Fort Collins or Colorado Springs community, and will experience the passion and brilliance of small-business entrepreneurs and their impact on economic growth.


The Internship

  • Develop new relationships with potential referral partners
  • Visit existing referral partners to strengthen relationships and keep them up-to-date on Accion promotions and new developments
  • Develop a pipeline of leads from referral partners
  • Research and attend events to promote Accion and network with community members
  • Meet with applicants to help them through the application process;
  • Visit existing clients as needed.                                  


  • You have a compelling interest in Accion’s mission
  • You demonstrate personal integrity, responsibility, and a commitment to excellence and accountability in everything you do and are comfortable working autonomously
  • You seek to be a part of a fast-paced, growing, high-performance organizational culture
  • You are currently pursuing, or have completed, post-secondary or graduate level education, with a track record of academic excellence
  • You are able to make a 6 month commitment of 15 hours per week
  • Spanish fluency is preferred although not required

What we provide

You will learn about Accion’s values-based high performance organizational culture, as well as best practices for nonprofit management and mission impact. Although unpaid, you will gain valuable professional development experience, and may be eligible to earn credit towards your degree.


In your cover letter please specify if you are applying to the Ft. Collins or Colorado Springs Internship. 


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