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Internship Opportunity in Mastercard, Kenya - Innovation in Financial Inclusion

Innovation in Financial Inclusion Internship
MasterCard Labs is MasterCard’s global Research and Development division, focused on the evolution of technological and consumer trends and the implication of these evolutions on the payments industry. Our tried, tested and proven methodologies enable us to generate new ideas from a variety of sources, and fast-track the best ideas from concept through prototype, pilot and into commercialization faster than ever before.
Team Purpose – Labs for Financial Inclusion
MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion is focused on leveraging innovative technology to drive wide scale growth of financial inclusion across Africa.
The Labs for Financial Inclusion will leverage proven MasterCard Labs innovation methodologies, along with MasterCard assets and expertise, to ideate, prototype, pilot and bring to market breakthrough payment solutions which address the financial needs of the poor.

Responsibilities for the Innovation in Financial Inclusion Internship

·         Innovation Intern – Labs for Financial Inclusion
·         Assist in the planning and execution of programs to generate and advance ideas
·         Provide administrative support in the execution of the university & startup outreach programs
·         Provide input into financial inclusion themed research projects
·         Involvement in execution, monitoring and evaluation of field pilots
Questions to consider
·         Are you passionate about innovative technology and its potential to make the world a better place from a financial inclusion perspective?
·         Are you a university student or graduate with specialization in information technology and/or business studies?
·         Do you a have a keen interest in mobile financial services, barriers to financial inclusion?

Qualifications

·         Strong quantitative skills to drive the financial models for an incubation proposal
·         Workable knowledge on technology
·         Ability to support field operations – who can learn out products, and provide front-line support to users
·         Data and research skills to support the Innovation Management team and Outreach in doing primary and secondary research on themes or catalyst statements
·         Strong team player and good communication skills
How To Apply

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