2018 Apprenticeships

We are now welcoming apprenticeship applications for Fall to Winter 2018 (August to December 2018).

An apprenticeship at IIX is an opportunity for students and recent graduates to experience impact investing and innovative financial solutions for development in the field. From its head office in Singapore and collaborations with partners in Asia and across the globe, IIX offers an unmatched opportunity to participate in and contribute to positive social and environmental change throughout the region. As a successful apprentice with IIX, you will gain exposure to pioneering work in the impact investing space and cutting edge innovations in finance and development, which provide real-time solutions to the problems faced on the ground.

Application Process

Interested candidates can submit their application and resume at apprentice@iixglobal.com. Due to the lean structure of the organization, please note all accepted Associates/Analysts will be working across teams as needed.

• We accept candidates for apprenticeship throughout the year based on team requirements.
• The candidates should be able to commit at least 10 to 12 weeks for fulltime apprenticeship or 16 weeks for a part-time apprenticeship.
• Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a test and interview with at least one IIX team member.
• Eligibility: Students who have completed their 3rd year of Bachelor’s degree and MBA/Master’s/ Ph.D students.
• All applications must include your latest resume, a cover letter highlighting a clear motivation to work in the impact investing space, your university/college transcripts indicating your current GPA score, and a writing sample.

All applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and you are highly encouraged to submit your applications as early as possible. You may indicate your preferred team in your application. However, the final decision on team assignment will be at the sole discretion of IIX.

All IIX and IGF Apprenticeships are unpaid and are based in our Singapore office.

To know more about our teams, please read below.

Corporate Finance & Impact Assessment

Conduct social enterprise and investor outreach including direct engagement with investors, high-net worth individuals and banks. Assess and guide social enterprises to be investor-ready and manage their capital raising process. This work includes financial modelling and analysis, process management and building trusted relationships.

Business Development & Advisory

Cultivate important relationships and initiatives that will result in strategic partnerships with IIX. This team focuses on developing and marketing IIX’s products and services to fulfill needs in the social enterprise and impact investment community. Conduct research and analysis of impact enterprises and the impact investing space, including country-wide, sector-specific or ecosystem-targeted research and broader policy perspectives. Our research culminates in published reports that are widely disseminated.

Capital Markets

Support the structuring of pooled credit vehicles and contribute to IIX’s other areas of work.  The team performs credit analysis, provides financial analysis and full credit reports on selected impact enterprises and micro-finance institutions and assist in raising and structuring credit facilities and/or investment capital for IEs and MFIs through participation in the transaction process.

Knowledge Management

Build strategic messaging and initiatives that promote the impact investing and social enterprise space in Asia. Work closely across both IIX and IIX Foundation to build cohesive and compelling stories of how social capital markets influence sustainable development.

IIX Growth Fund

IGF’s summer program focuses on pipeline building and exploring investment opportunities in the selected countries and sectors. The apprentice will support the team’s activities in target markets, assist to conduct investment research and due diligence activities as well as support the team’s fund raising efforts.

What Our Summer Apprentices Say About Us?

“I felt everyone was very open and approachable whenever I had any questions. I had a great supervisor and working with them on the IIX Growth Fund was an amazing learning experience which gave me a lot of exposure to funds and how they work.”

Brian Costa, Princeton University

“The most significant learning for me in the apprenticeship was importance of measuring impact and how to use SROI as a guide to do so, also learning about the gaps in the social enterprise ecosystem that IIX aim to fill through impact credit. This apprenticeship was excellent, very well structured and designed to maximize the learning experience of apprentices.”

Maija Fiorante, Brown University

“Working with the impact assessment team has been a great learning curve for me and it has opened my eyes to the challenges that impact enterprises face and the hopes, faith and value the impact community and the teams of IIX have for the future. Working with Durreen has been inspirational and her life journey has taught me the most important lesson: If you believe in something, you have to fight for it.”

Bao Tran, Amherst College

“I had a very fruitful apprenticeship with IIX and the corporate finance team. The internal workshops like financial modelling and impact assessment broadened my knowledge base and honed my business analysis skills. I also gained valuable insights about impact investing space which culminates in tangible results. My supervisor and team members were very supportive and I highly recommend this apprenticeship to all students.”

Jeremy Soh, National University of Singapore