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Kiva Fellowship

Program Duration

3-6 Month


- 21 years of age by the start of Kiva Fellows Training Week
- Ability to travel to San Francisco for Kiva Fellows Training Week (January 23 - 27)
- Available for full 6-month volunteer commitment
- Fluency in English
- Positive attitude and dedication to Kiva's mission
- Flexibility and adaptability in the face of rapidly shifting priorities and circumstances
- Comfortable traveling extensively when needed and living for an extended period of time in developing countries
- Ability to take initiative and work independently while maintaining ongoing communication with a remote manager
- Cultural sensitivity, which may include prior work or volunteer experience in a cross-cultural setting
- Please note, some of the above positions require high proficiency in additional languages


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Vietnamese

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Microfinance
  • Small Business Development

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

Two months start to finish, typically