Scouts and Field Assignments
Frontier Market Scouts work with social entrepreneurs and impact investors around the world.
Given a set of criteria for new investment, the scouts spend time on the ground with local entrepreneurs looking for the best and most investment-worthy social ventures for developing high-quality deal flows at a low cost.
The duration of a scout's field assignment is typically six months, although two-month field posts are available July-August each year. The cost to the investors for deploying a Frontier Market Scout varies, and is determined by the investors. Scouts treasure the professional and life experience of working for the enterprising poor along with impact investors. A challenging assignment is what a scout expects. A boost for a rewarding career in impact investment is what they hope for.
Winter Spring 2013 Placements
We placed 18 scouts in 10 countries around the world working with social enterprises, impact investment funds, and social venture accelerator programs for 6 month internships this Winter/Spring. Get to know them!
Learn more about the Scouts
- View profiles of past Frontier Market Scouts.
- View FM Scout Tasks By Placement Location.
- Read about spring 2011 FM Scout, Ravi Kurani.
- Read the scouts' blogs about their experiences in the field.
- View profiles of entrepreneurs served.