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Tri-sector Associates
January 20, 2021
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Job description
We are looking for an Intern to join our offices in Singapore for at least 2 months.
This is a unique opportunity for someone who is seriously considering a career in impact, and wants to be part of a highly selective team of professionals working at the cutting edge of impact investing.
The internship is a paid full-time role based in Singapore, targeted at students in their penultimate year of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. We are a skills-based organization, so are open to candidates with a diversity of backgrounds. We are open to a variety of starting dates, but as we provide significant training as part of this internship, we ask that applicants commit for at least 2 months. If successful, the internship has a possibility of converting to a fulltime position, depending on organizational needs at the time.
This internship is only open to students who are legally authorized to work in Singapore.
Supporting client engagements focused on executing innovative Pay For Success projects, such as by conducting:
  • Quantitative and qualitative research on social issues, service gaps, and evidence-driven interventions in Singapore and around the world
  • Financial and economic modeling to estimate the impact of interventions to government and society
  • Helping to create new opportunities by exploring how to create value for clients, including:
  • Supporting the writing of policy briefs about potential applications of the Pay For Success tool
  • Helping to scope work and write proposals for client engagements
  • Supporting firm-building initiatives that play a critical role in helping the firm deliver its mission in a sustainable and scalable way, such as by:
  • Helping to develop internal firm systems
  • Refining firm intellectual property and external materials
  • Excellent Analytical and Research Skills: Excellent ability to break down problems, structure research approaches, gather data, conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses, and ensure deliverable quality in writing, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Efficient Workstream Management Ability: Efficient time and project management skills to enable effective execution of complex workstreams in a fast-paced setting
  • Stakeholder Management Tact: Ability to translate across fields, communicate complex ideas, and sensitively influence senior and working level stakeholders from different sectors
  • Independent Problem Solving Ability: Entrepreneurial temperament, resourceful nature, and excitement about a flat, “all hands-on-deck” environment
  • Drive for Social Impact: Driving personal passion for creating systems level social change and tackling the root causes of social problems
  • Kindness and Humility: Deep care for the people we serve and for the team; a combination of intellectual curiosity and humility in seeking continuous improvement in themselves, our organization, and the impact we create
Application Process:
To apply, please submit your resume together with answers to the following questions in a cover letter. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one pdf document. Note and respect the stated word limits for each question.
  1. Why do you want to do impact work? (200 words)
  2. What draws you to our type of work? (200 words)
  3. What PFS project would you create and why? (200 words)
Applications will be accepted until 28 Feb 2021 on a rolling basis. The interview process will last between 1-2 months and involve a written test, case interviews, a research test, and behavioral interviews. Incomplete applications (no resume, no cover letter) will not be processed. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to notify shortlisted candidates.
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