Summer Interns (Vancouver, BC)

Summer Interns 

IFCL is currently recruiting for two summer interns, a Research Support Officer and a Project Administration Officer.  For interested candidates, please read the eligibility criteria to ensure you meet requirements.  Information can be found at

Duration: the internships will be full-time for 7 weeks between May to August 2022.

Location: While the internships will be 100% remote, our funding requires that Interns are currently based or registered at an address in North Vancouver or in close proximity. 

To apply, please indicate in the subject line the intern role you are applying for along with a short cover letter and resume to

Research Support Officer:

The role of the Research Support Officer will cut across IFCL’s core business lines including our Projects and Business Development units. The Research Support Officer will be interacting and working with team members in various roles and will develop a broad range of transferable skills in the process. The candidate will participate in our team's regular weekly group calls which include two weekly project calls and a broader team call to ensure they are well integrated into the organization and that they receive the needed support regarding any questions or concerns they may have. By the end of the term, the Research Support Officer will have gained in-depth exposure to project management tools and will have developed skills in strategic planning, teamwork, project management, operations, business development, and client relationship management, among others.

Responsibilities for the Research Support Officer include:

Projects Focused: Support specific projects, especially those related to climate finance/ESG, to assist development finance institutions in meeting their impact objectives. Tasks could include:

  • Research
  • Benchmarking
  • Working on refinement of IFCL's Health Diagnostic Tool (HDT), one of the capacity-building tools used by National Development Banks
  • Assisting the respective Project Manager with maintaining their internal project database accurately and up to date

Business Development: Help facilitate the development of proposals and all related business development activities. Tasks could include:

  • Conducting desktop research
  • Creating visuals and graphics
  • Writing, formatting, and refining submissions as requested
  • Assist in updating and managing the company’s online database and customer relationship management (CRM) systems

Other: Support the broader implementation of IFCL’s annual business planning, including enhancement of its internal communications strategy. Tasks would include:

  • Written and analytical input on reports, publications and articles
  • Developing presentations and graphics
  • Supporting other tasks utilizing critical communication and analytical skills
  • Assisting our Managing Director with establishing an account planning system to manage key relationships including with key clients, new business opportunities, partners, etc.

Project Administration Officer:

The Project Administration Officer will be responsible for various administrative duties surrounding a project. These duties may include documentation, meeting management, handling project budgets, and using time management skills to help the team stay on track. The candidate will be the Project Manager’s and the Projects Director’s right hand and will be supported by the Operations unit. The goal is to help the project portfolio progress, and through that they will gain valuable project management experience that can grow their career. By the end of the term, the Project Administration Officer will have developed skills in project management, teamwork, operations, business development, and client relationship management, among others.

Responsibilities for the Project Administration Officer include:

  • Supporting the Projects team in daily administrative tasks
  • Writing and organizing projects documents
  • Assisting in developing and launching the time tracking system
  • Preparing and providing documentation to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Monitoring project progress and addressing potential issues
  • Budgeting, tracking expenses and predicting future costs related to projects
  • Measuring and reporting on project performance
  • Scheduling regular meetings and record decisions (e.g. assigned tasks and next steps)
  • Assisting in the client invoicing process (e.g. draft invoices, verify contracts)
  • Creating and updating workflows
  • Acting as the point of contact for all participants

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