IIP Internships in Egypt
Location: Cairo, Egypt
About: Endeavor is the global nonprofit that pioneered the concept of High-Impact Entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Headquartered in New York City, with 21 independently run country affiliates, the organization transforms economies by identifying and supporting high-potential entrepreneurs. Practicing a tested “mentor capitalist” model, Endeavor affiliates help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth by providing the key ingredients to success: mentorship; networks; strategic advice; talent; skills; access to smart capital; and inspiration. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs generate sustainable economic growth and jobs, become role models, and help nurture a culture of entrepreneurship, which spurs investment and encourages people to innovate and think big. Operating in Egypt since 2007, the local operation aims to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt.
Intern Responsibilities: The IIP interns will be involved in these projects-PROJECT 1: Assist our team by nominating new high-impact endeavor candidates, then assist in developing business profiles and review financial statements for them, to be presented at both endeavor local and international selection panels. PROJECT 2: Assist in entrepreneur services including taking meeting minutes, preparing for and attending advisory board meetings. PROJECT 3: Assist in organizing/managing local events, such as selection panels, endeavor talks,
Qualifications: Strong writing ability and maturity are two of the most important qualities in a successful IIP candidate. Basic finance and accounting knowledge would be an asset. Fluency in English is required; some Arabic is desired but not necessary.
Previous work experiences (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I worked on preparing a wide variety of internal documents for the office, including templates for emails and memos between Endeavor and their client entrepreneurs, as well as documents to help in managing future interns. I also worked on a welcome packet to be given to newly selected entrepreneurs. I learned a tremendous amount about the various facets of owning and starting one's own business, particularly in the challenging circumstances presented by a developing market, as in the Middle East. I learned quite a bit about how the organization itself functions internally as well, getting to see a solid view of the relationship between the global and affiliate offices. Intern #2: Worked on various long term and big picture projects:revised and re-designed presentations about Endeavor to various constituents; updated analyst manual which is the manual of standard operating procedures given to students in positions like mine; wrote and compiled templates for emails that are constantly sent, as well as a few short term projects: researched and updated a business profile for a hydroponics company; did logistics for and supervised a promotional video project. Eventually wrote or edited approximately 30 templates for memos, emails, and other work for internal use, and compiled them into a Google Drive that was organized for ease of use by the team. For the video project, I helped with logistics, and participated in one shoot. In addition, to these responsibilities I worked on the welcome packet, for which I compiled documents sent to me by several other teams from around the world, and wrote up some new text for a few pages of the packet...In Egypt, I really felt like I was being exposed to all aspects of the organization and learned about what really goes into building and running your own business by meeting with entrepreneurs.
View a power point presentation by a past IIP intern:
Endeavor Egypt Intern #1
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