Strategy & Policy

Circle Impact Intern


Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for: 

Circle is looking for a passionate intern willing to learn and contribute to the Circle Impact goals of driving USDC utility value through financial inclusion, digital financial literacy and the delivery of traceable, secure, and efficient humanitarian aid. Your work will help us identify new opportunities to not only grow the business but also our global impact. This role will report to the Vice President of Circle Impact.

What you'll work on: 

  • Creating templates for measuring internal impact initiatives.
  • Contributing to developing company-wide ESG+T frameworks, objectives, and reporting.
  • Assessing efficacy of current impact programs.
  • Supporting pitch competitions and Circle events planning/execution.
  • Researching and catalog real-world USDC impact use cases.
  • Developing catalog of impact partners and beneficiaries.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders on impact analysis and strategy.
  • Reviewing news and trends around crypto/stablecoins' role in social impact.
  • Supporting digital financial literacy initiatives with academic institutions.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle: 

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree in a field related to Impact, Sustainable Development, Policy, Research or related field.
  • Agile and adaptable - able to pivot efficiently, adjust on the fly, and tackle new challenges with tenacity and composure.
  • Insatiable appetite for learning and willingness to try new things. 
  • Self-starter who is ready to think outside the box. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort with a remote first work environment. 
  • Commitment to conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times.
  • A deep interest in human-centric technology and an appreciation for the value of well-regulated stablecoins.
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

The compensation range for this role added below is specific to the location of this job posting. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay: $20

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.


We’re looking far and wide for the right people.

At Circle, we know firsthand that great work can be delivered remotely – and we see tremendous value in the flexibility this affords Circlers and their families. Outside of our virtual meetings – we stay connected and build lasting relationships with our colleagues through local, in-person meetups, team and department offsites, and regular company-wide events.

As a global organization, we seek to hire the best talent in a variety of cities around the world. In some cases, we look for candidates who align to a particular team’s geography or time zone to help maximize productivity and ensure strong employee experiences. If you feel this job is right for you, select the city closest to you from the list below to apply.