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Kiva Overview

www.kiva.org
San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2005
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
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Called the "hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva (www.kiva.org) is the world's first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission to connect people through lending to ... Read more

Mission: We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

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    Pros

    - Great visibility in the org, as the role is to be responsible for Operations and work with Management Team to achieve this
    - If work is slow, everyone is open to allowing an intern from this team to work on side projects
    - Great network building opportunity: interns got job offers after connecting through a Kivan
    - Great company culture: open office, dogs, snacks, genuinely caring individuals (Kiva Love = loosely put, word used to denote appreciation for others' kindness, generosity etc.)

    Cons

    - Work on this team is cyclical (might have changed since) as it surges during Ops Review
    - (Plus or Minus) This team's responsibilities are not strictly defined, allowing for movement into other teams but also limiting when some tasks might have an internal facing component but a larger external facing component

    Advice to Management

    Management team is comprised of talented individuals focused on the present and the long term, but the team as a whole might benefit from checking in on each member's near-future vision and strategy.

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Kiva Interviews

Experience

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66%
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Getting an Interview

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    Intern Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Kiva.

    Interview

    The interview process took several weeks. After the initial phone screening, I scheduled an in-person interview. I often found myself reaching out to the recruiter for updates after weeks had gone by.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you worked with a diverse group of stakeholders and faced a challenge.   Answer Question
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Kiva Awards & Accolades

  • Socially Conscious Award, TechAmerica, 2013
  • Champion of Change, The White House, 2013
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