Impact Finance Internship

Paid, Part-Time

January - April 2023

We are seeking ambitious finance students to help us scale our rapidly growing startup and deliver our impactful marine conservation technology.

Who we are:

OnDeck delivers software critical for marine conservation and commercial fisheries. Working with the Environmental Defense Fund, The Sustainable Ocean Alliance, and companies across North America and Oceania, we're revolutionizing fisheries management and ensuring sustainable fisheries for generations to come. We are an early-stage startup taking off quickly, and we are looking for ambitious students to join our team. Our recent wins include being named a top 10 most innovative and impactful ocean-tech startup in the world by the Ocean Impact Organization, and winning Canada’s Ocean Startup Challenge.

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How you’ll be involved:

As part of our team, you’ll be helping us navigate the world of impact funding, grants, and critical finance and accounting functions. You’ll play a key role in improving our company’s finance and accounting systems, and you will have considerable ownership and influence at OnDeck. We are looking for a passionate finance students to join our team through paid internships, with the possibility of joining the team permanently following a successful internship.

What you’ll be doing:

As an early member on our finance team, you’ll play a critical role in helping OnDeck manage the financial planning and challenges that come with scaling a fast-moving startup. This position offers a great opportunity for those who are looking for a career in finance, entrepreneurship, and impact financing.

Specifically, you will help:

  • Ensure robust & efficient finance strategy at OnDeck.

  • Prepare OnDeck for incoming impact investment, grants, and other financing.

  • Map out the impact financing landscape, work with our team to identify and pursue strategic opportunities.

  • Create new finance techniques, strategy, and documentation.

  • Refine our business models and creating new ones.

  • Create the financial documentation needed for incoming impact investment, philanthropy, and other financing.

  • Miscellaneous finance tasks related to scaling OnDeck as a fast-moving startup.

  • Do you have creative (and robust) ideas for improving our financial strategy at OnDeck? We'd like to hear them!

How we work:

  • We are a lean & fast startup: things move quickly and you will get significant ownership of mission-critical tasks.

  • A time commitment of 10-20 hours/week is expected.

  • We care about saving the ocean!

    • Our work directly makes the ocean & climate a better place.

  • We work hard to ensure a supportive and collaborative space where everyone loves coming to work.

    • We love snacks, team food adventures are likely.

  • Speaking of “coming to work”, we work hybrid.

    • In person 2-3 days/week at UBC Point Grey and Robson Square campuses.

    • Flexibility - Want to go traveling with friends around the country? No problem, as long as you take your laptop with you and are able to continue working, we can work together to accommodate.

Minimum qualifications:

Due to the funding of this role, you must be:

  • A student at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred.

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A passion for startups, finance, impact finance, and solving business challenges.

  • Experience in finance, and project management.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work autonomously.


  • This role pays $17.50 / hour.

  • Successful candidates will likely be offered further opportunities with OnDeck beyond the scope of this internship as our team continues to grow.

To apply, please submit you application on our Careers page HERE.

To learn more about our team and our work, check out our Twitter, LinkedIn, and website.

OnDeck is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via