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Data Analyst - Intern (Remote - anywhere in the U.S.)

San Antonio, TX

Data Analyst- Intern - Remote - Anywhere in the U.S.

As the Data Analyst Intern, you will help achieve LiftFund's goal in providing support and capital to hardworking, deserving entrepreneurs.  To be a Lifter is to believe that regardless of background, financial access and resource doors should be open for everyone.  We are a leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) that holds a AERIS Four-Star impact rating. We support entrepreneurs that work hard every day, to create a better life for themselves and their families, while providing jobs and services to the communities they serve.  Lifters are working across 15 states to provide affordable, responsible business loans, create and sustain jobs, and stabilize local economies. Our work transforms lives and communities.
LiftFund is recognized locally and nationally for our innovation, advisory services, and ability to be at the forefront of redefining the financial services industry at the community level. If you are looking for an opportunity to impact the small business community—we just might have the role for you.

Position Summary
This position provides the opportunity to contribute to up to two high-impact risk modeling projects. A good fit will have an analytical mind, a knack for data-based storytelling and an interest in business applications of advanced analytics models. You will report directly to the Risk Modeling Data Scientist.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Become familiar with LiftFund risk modeling frameworks.
  • Assist in model retraining processes.
  • Perform basic clean up and wrangling of train and test datasets.
  • Produce descriptive statistics and data visualizations.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

To Qualify for the Role, You Must Have:

  • Python skills (data cleaning, validation, working with JSON files, exploratory analysis, visualizations)
  • A bachelor’s degree in any quantitative or financial discipline. Or, if currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree, 6-12 months’ work experience with data or finance.
  • 6-12 months’ experience collaborating on analytics projects either professional or academic.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Initiative, ability, and desire to work autonomously while meeting planned, unplanned, and sensitive deadlines.

It Would Be Great if You Had

  • Exposure to or experience with credit risk and lending.

What You’ll Learn
  • How to clean and prepare real-world datasets
  • Exposure to model selection and business implementation phases
  • Collaborating online via MS Office 365 and Onedrive/Sharepoint

What We Offer
  • Flexible hours (15 hours/week) - you can create your work schedule in direct collaboration with the Risk Modeling Data Scientist.
  • Remote work – work from anywhere in the US.
  • Holidays- you will have the same holidays as the organization while in this position
  • Culture/Mission- an opportunity to work with a well-respected nonprofit that is redefining the financial services industry at the community level for the underserved.
  • Business Environment- a chance to interact with and learn from Leaders and Analysts making a difference in the lives of others every day!
Check us out on Linkedin and at Liftfund.com.   Apply here or at our website.

LiftFund provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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