Summer 2010 CEF Internship Opportunity

Summer 2010 Internship Opportunity in Local Microfinance:

Applications due January 14

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a local microfinance initiative based in Chapel Hill, NC that offers small loans, savings opportunities, financial education, and assertive support to individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. The opportunities for employment, self-employment, and greater housing that CEF advances motivate participants to build personal assets, gain higher income, and engage in a healthy community.

CEF is currently seeking Duke students interested in being a part of the program’s pilot launch of a micro-loan program in Durham during the summer of 2010.

Student interns will have the opportunity to:

  • —Deepen knowledge of public policy, economics, business, sociology, social work, and community development
  • —Research the applicability of microfinance to the specific needs of the Durham community
  • —Build mentoring relationships with program participants
  • —Learn alongside community partners and program participants, on topics ranging from criminal justice to affordable housing to asset inequality
  • —Develop skills in nonprofit management
  • —Gain first-hand experience in banking, lending, and savings management
  • —Extend opportunities to individuals traditionally marginalized from financial services

To apply:

– Contact or call (919) 270-5730 for details.

– Visit the DukeEngage website for an application.

– Funding applications due by midnight on January 14th.

For more information on the Community Empowerment Fund and our programs, please visit our website at

Contact with questions or for more information.

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