Acceso Social Business Fellowship

The Acceso Social Business Fellowship Program is a two to 12-month program that gives graduate students and driven young professionals the opportunity to obtain hands-on, real-world experience supporting or working within a portfolio of innovative social businesses.

Changing lives at scale through innovative social business models is a task requiring the collaboration of creative, entrepreneurial, and bright minds from a variety of backgrounds from around the globe. The Acceso team comprises talented people from a variety of backgrounds including private equity, engineering, impact investing, consulting, logistics, agriculture, international development, sales, and accounting. Our model requires us to work alongside numerous partners including major national and international retailers, fast food chains, hotels, foundations, and impact investors including Acumen, Kiva, and Global Partnerships.

As we continue to scale our businesses and replicate our model, we are seeking motivated graduate students and young professionals looking to tackle the intricacies of operating social businesses first-hand. By joining our team, Acceso Fellows will directly learn from Acceso experts about operations management, business case development, best practices in farmer management, financial and social reporting, and other topics.

Examples of past fellowship projects

• Overseeing setup and deployment of farmer network management platform (Haiti).

• Developing and implementing export strategies for new products (Colombia).

• Developing and deploying operations dashboards (Côte d’Ivoire).

• Coaching local sales teams and developing new sales dashboard tools (Haiti).

• Updating and delivering new farmer training modules (Haiti).

• Planning and executing operational expansion to new regions (Indonesia).

• Financial modeling and rollout of new systems and software (Colombia).

• Leading pre-construction phase for new processing and collection centers (Haiti).

• Deploying digital farm management and farmer to consumer traceability tools (Colombia).

Fellow profiles and requirements.

Fellows are proven professionals who contribute valuable business acumen and experience to our teams on the ground. Skills we look for include: strong analysis and research, business plan development, financial modeling, operations, organizational development, project and time management, and marketing.

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Minimum of two years’ full-time work experience, often in management consulting, financial services, corporate strategy, logistics, international development, or industry.

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Ability to work comfortably in unfamiliar, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and challenging environments.

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High degree of enthusiasm and flexibility.

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Strong team player and experience working with cross-cultural and international teams.

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A passion and commitment to affect social change.

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Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and PowerPoint.

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Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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Fluency in Spanish, French, and/or Haitian Creole is required for in-country positions.
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In the meantime, if you have any questions about the fellowship programs please contact us at careers@acceso.org with the subject “Fellowship Enquiry”.
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