Internship Opportunities
To Complete Financial Landscape Documentation For Cocoa Stakeholder

The Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP) is a public-private forum for the advancement of communication and working together between stakeholders actively engaged in cocoa development initiatives in Indonesia. The CSP exists to increase communication, coordination and collaboration between public and private stakeholders engaged in cocoa sustainability activities in Indonesia for the mutual benefit of all cocoa sector players. The day to day management of the forum is run by a Secretariat located in Makassar. The Secretariat function is to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing among CSP members and other stakeholders in cocoa industry.

Background of the Consultation:
Most agricultural markets, often defined by different segments of the agricultural value chain (input suppliers, producers, traders, processors, exporters) lack access to needed financial services, not just the least affluent. Developing financial products and technologies to serve agricultural and rural markets, including smallholder producers and small traders, also requires the development of more complex financial technologies, for example, insurance and derivative products, that can potentially serve  all segments of the agricultural value chain from farmer to exporter to reduce risk.

Today, Indonesia is third biggest cocoa producer in the world. With its vast and abundant cocoa trees, Indonesia could become a major global producer of a wide variety of cocoa products, offering strong opportunities to smallholder producers. Yet, millions of smallholder farmers and farm workers are materially and financially unable to tap into these resources. They are often geographically isolated and lack access to agricultural extension services, markets and financial services.

Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP) as multi stakeholder forum in cocoa has developed Cocoa Roadmap 2020 with two main objectives is to make Indonesia as a cocoa producer number one in the world and maintain an average age of farmers in below 40 years. In order to achieve these objectives CSP has established six task forces in the General Assembly in 2015.

One of these task force is Access to Finance task force with objective to identify models of financial services to farmers. To achieve this objective, task force will document, identify, review financial models that have been developed by members of the CSP and other financial institutions. The final output or result of this activity is Finance Landscape document.

The document can be used as a recommendation of financial models that can be implemented in the cocoa sector and other agricultural sectors so that access to finance could be improved.

Some financial model which will be summarized in this document is public sector loan products, social lenders and other financing options. It also includes other useful information related to loans, such as on creditworthiness assessment tools and collateral.

Until now this document is still in the process of compilation and CSP are opening 2 internship opportunities to complete that and to develop a web-based database or online application for the document. The two interns will work closely together and will be under supervision and guidance of the CSP Executive Office Program Associates and Task Force Access to Finance.

Purpose and scope of the project:
  • Complete financial landscape document supported by and aligned with finance institution and relevant stakeholders in the cocoa sector.
  • Develop a web-based database/online application so that the document can be easily accessed by CSP members and other cocoa stakeholders from every corner of the country.
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

Internship 1 – FL Documentations
  • To complete existing financial studies/documents/research that has been established earlier in Indonesia based on the document collected by Access to Finance Task Force;
  • To conduct desk research and interviews with the relevant contacts of the financial services provider and other related stakeholder in order to complete the document.
Internship 2 – FL Web-based database/online app
  • Develop web-based template or application to collect data and to make it accessible for all stakeholder.
Time frame/Check in Points:
Term of internship is 3 months and will be located in CSP office in Makassar


Internship 1 – FL Documentations
  • Senior year undergrad/post-grade students in economics, finance, management, agribusiness or other related fields.
  • Have strong organizational and management skills.
  • Have experience in conducting simple research and familiar with data collection methods, especially interview.
  • Have experience in making literature review.
  • Have good personality and interpersonal skills and able to work in a multi-cultural, multi-sectoral environment.
  • Have writing skills and able to produce a quality report.
  • Able to speak and write in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and in complex environment.
Internship 2 – FL Web-based database/online application
  • Senior year undergrad/post-grade students in Informatics, Computer, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Have strong organizational, management and communication skills.
  • Have good personality and interpersonal skills and able to work in a multi-cultural, multi-sectoral environment.
  • Have writing skills and able to produce a quality report.
  • Able to speak and write in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and in complex environment.
Application dateline:
Any interested candidates can send their CV and a cover letter expressing why they are interested to apply for this internship and reason why we should select them. The letter should not exceed 500 words and should be written in English. Only shortlisted candidate will be invited for an interview. The CV and letter must send by email addressed to cc the latest by June 30th, 2016. Please indicate which internship that you would like to apply at the subject of the email.

CSP will not provide honorarium or any remuneration for this internship. However, CSP will cover any cost occurs for the purpose of the work done according to CSP rules and regulations. In addition to that this internship will also provide you with extensive learning opportunities, experience in working in office environment with a multi-national settings.