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Microenterprise Outreach Intern Spring/Summer 2024 Unpaid

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • You must have a Bachelor’s degree or be working towards one, show cultural sensitivity, have experience with refugees, possess social media knowledge, excellent communication skills, be available 10 hours/week for 4-6 months, and have access to a vehicle for client transportation.
  • You will build awareness, reach out to potential clients, assist with training sessions, identify community partnerships, participate in meetings, and take on various assigned duties as needed.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & StrategyWichita


  • Recently, the IRC Wichita partnered with Small Business Administration (SBA) and Microenterprise Development (MED) program were granted to implement services supporting underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs and refugees to be able to recover, grow, or start their businesses. These programs will be the ‘boots on the ground’ that will connect these existing and future entrepreneurs to critical resources and assistance, including technical assistance, and access to capital and industrial specific training. The Microenterprise Outreach Intern will work closely with the Small Business Counselor and Microenterprise Development Coordinator to support their strategic outreach plans, build awareness on and recruit existing small business owners and potential entrepreneurs to grow or start their businesses.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or working towards a degree, but not required;
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced, culturally-diverse environment with the ability to be
  • culturally sensitive and appropriate;
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for building relationships and event planning within a nonprofit setting;
  • Experience working with refugees, asylees, high-risk populations, persons in crisis, and/or diverse populations preferred;
  • Must possess ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong knowledge of social media sites;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Available for at least 10 hours per week for at least 4-6 months;
  • The ideal candidate will be passionate about making a difference in the lives on individuals
  • Access to a safe working vehicle, and the willingness to drive clients to various appointments and places.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Preference for candidates that can offer a 6-month commitment; the intern will become an integral part of our team and be trained/mentored on several skill building responsibilities;
  • Builds awareness on Small Business (SB) and Microenterprise programs around Wichita for eligible potential clients;
  • Identifies and reaches out to Small Businesses/potential clients by visiting, meeting, and
  • Communicating with them (in-person and online);
  • Assists SB Counselor and Microenterprise Development Coordinator with the planning snd coordination of training sessions whether in person, or online;
  • Identifies possible community partnerships and education opportunities with local
  • Businesses and organizations;
  • Participates in meetings with potential clients;
  • Flexible to work some evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • All other duties and miscellaneous activities as assigned.


Work type

Part time

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