Division: Impact Group
Location: United Kingdom, London
Employment Type: Intern
Salary: £58, 135
Closing Date: 09 December 2022
Summer Intern, Impact – Gender and Diversity Finance Team
Our mission and objectives
BII’s Gender Finance strategy focusses on how to advance women’s economic empowerment throughout our investment lifecycle, by identifying interventions across the corporate value chain that would help to optimise the underlying social and economic value for the companies and markets in which we invest. More information about the strategy can be found here.
The Gender Finance team sits within the Impact Group, which provides advise and expertise to our investments across ESG, development impact, climate, gender and diversity.
The work is nuanced, challenging and varied. Our Gender Finance team is simultaneously working to build the field of gender smart investing, while also developing products and services that can be practically deployed to our investees.
As a team we work hard, we move quickly, and we expect a lot of ourselves and each other. More importantly, we love the work we do, and we have fun doing it. We’re looking for someone who’ll feel and do the same.
We are looking for someone who to support across all aspects of our work, with particular focus on data analysis and research on gender across BII’s portfolio and target markets. The role may also include developing tools and projects to promote gender equality for BII and the wider market and providing support to BII’s investment teams and investees on gender equality challenges and opportunities
Typical workstreams our intern could support might include: data analysis of our portfolio annual impact reporting; building our research library, developing case studies, and writing blogs supporting the commercial case for gender smart investing; developing and refining gender guidance notes and tools for investment teams; supporting BII’s participation in building the gender smart investing field through external engagements and partnerships (such as the 2X Challenge).
Desired Skills and Experience
Our cultural values
We look for team members who aspire, as we do, to work at our best and to be:
British International Investment is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or educational background.
Please note BII will pay for flights to London for those studying internationally
About British International Investment
We are the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, backed by the UK Government. With over 70 years’ experience, we are a trusted investment partner to businesses in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. We invest to create more productive, sustainable and inclusive economies, enabling people to build better lives for themselves and their communities. We currently partner with over 1,200 businesses, working with our investees to help them succeed and grow impactful businesses.