IIP Internships in Egypt
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Endeavor is a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to global development by stimulating and supporting entrepreneurship in emerging countries. Working through an extensive network of local contacts, Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, ethical grounding and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from programs and services to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure by engaging angel investors and partnering with other NGOs. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently has affiliate organizations in ten developing countries. Operating in Egypt since 2007, the local operation aims to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt. As of October 2010, the Endeavor Egypt portfolio comprised seven companies and ten entrepreneurs, representing diverse industries and stages of growth. Strong writing ability and maturity are two of the most important qualities in a successful IIP candidate. Fluency in English is required; some Arabic is desired but not necessary. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
- Selection & Growth: The IIP intern will work closely with the Global Team based in New York City, identify and select high-impact entrepreneurs to be Endeavor Entrepreneur candidates from Egypt; manage relationships with candidates and selected Endeavor Entrepreneurs, including developing needs assessment (capital needs, networking, services, strategic alliances, international contacts, research, etc), ensuring deployment of services as appropriate, as well as tracking and monitoring progress; establish strong relationship with mentors, local investors, venture capitals, multinational firms and other potential partners for synergies with the Endeavor network. This IIP intern will also work together with Selection & Growth Associate on Entrepreneur Profile; gathering information, interviewing candidate, and articulating business value proposition. Other special assignments as agreed with the Selection & Growth Associate and Managing Director that would support Endeavor’s mission and the overall entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt.
Marketing & Outreach: The IIP intern will assist in identifying and outlining key marketing activities for the year; the management of media relationships and the monitoring of media mentions of Endeavor Egypt, entrepreneurs, and network members; attend events, tend to details on the day of, and ensure smooth course, attend conferences, speaker events and other relevant local activities and report on them and coordinate participation in conferences, panels, and activities relevant to Endeavor.
- Insight & Research: The Insight team, Endeavor’s research arm, seeks to drive Endeavor’s growth by: creating original research to demonstrate high-impact entrepreneurship and to drive job creation and economic growth; analyzing entrepreneurship ecosystems and identifying their common characteristics; and influencing the public policy discourse to improve conditions for high-impact entrepreneurs. This IIP intern will lead key research, strategy, and consulting projects at Endeavor Egypt’s office working very closely with the Global Team in NY.
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