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The lower segments of the income pyramid are a diverse and viable market. Opportunities for graduates skilled in building and running Base of Pyramid businesses are equally diverse: ranging from locally-owned social enterprises and SMEs, non-profits and development organizations, to impact investment firms and multinationals seeking to expand their footprint to low-income markets. Business Schools for Impact internships reflect this diversity and are available in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Professional opportunities

  • Reenas Women Cooperative Association (Katarat Al-Nada)

    Jordan - Marketing, Accounting & Technology Internship

    Reenas is an association that strives to help bring unemployed women into the labour market. It engages them to take a more active role in the agricultural sector and develop their skills in a pickle and olive manufacturing operation.  

    The intern will be involved in: 


    •  Training local staff to use accounting software.        

    •  Doing a SWOT of the company and evaluating financial risks

    •  Reviewing the company structure and plan of action to maximize the benefits and minimize risks

    •  Developing a new business plan for the company, which needs to ensure a gradual, sustainable expansion while keeping high quality standards.


  • SheFighter

    Jordan - Product Development Internship

    SheFighter is a self-defence training studio for women to empower them physically and psychologically. The training aims not only to enable women to defend themselves in difficult situations, but will also to build up their self-esteem.  SheFighter founder Lina Jalil Khalifeh won the UNCTAD 2014 Empretec Women in Business Award.

    The intern will assist the manager with:
    • Improving the business model, with particular attention to the profitability and scalability of the business.
    • The planning processes by drafting a strategic plan on future growth opportunities (expansion and franchising).
    • Conducting market research.
    • Other duties as required.


  • Tapona Foundation/Eggpreneur

    Kenya - Business Development and Marketing Internship

    Tapona Foundation is non-governmental organization committed to reduce extreme poverty and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth among families and communities in Kenya and Africa. Its first initiative is Eggpreneur, Eggpreneur is a social enterprise working alongside remote rural communities in Kenya to build sustainable egg farming ventures that help families put an end to the cycles of poverty. 

    The Eggpreneur model trains and engages Women egg farmers, also known as “Eggpreneurs” to develop, knowledge and skills and partnerships for sustainable egg production. This model aims to use poultry farming techniques as a tool to eradicate child malnutrition while creating jobs and increasing household income for Kenyan women in rural communities.

    Please visit the website: www.eggpreneur.com for more info about Eggpreneur


    Intern Responsibilities:

    As Eggpreneur Initiative is rapidly expanding, the need for a business development skills are now a priority to scale the Eggpreneur idea, improve our business value chain and social business model.

    The Business Development and Marketing internship offer a unique opportunity to shape the marketing strategy of new program areas and campaigns. The intern should have strong business skills, product branding and able to turn an idea and drafted strategies into a scalable business model.

    Some examples of the position responsibilities and roles include:

    • Create the business framework for the social business
    • Collect information from interviews with staff and also baseline data sources to compile and track milestones and achievements for the year
    • Researching and identifying potential partnerships
    • Helping to shape the marketing strategy of new initiative


  • Tapona Foundation/Eggpreneur

    Kenya - Communications Internship

    Tapona Foundation is non-governmental organization committed to reduce extreme poverty and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth among families and communities in Kenya and Africa. Its first initiative is Eggpreneur, Eggpreneur is a social enterprise working alongside remote rural communities in Kenya to build sustainable egg farming ventures that help families put an end to the cycles of poverty. 

    The Eggpreneur model trains and engages Women egg farmers, also known as “Eggpreneurs” to develop, knowledge and skills and partnerships for sustainable egg production. This model aims to use poultry farming techniques as a tool to eradicate child malnutrition while creating jobs and increasing household income for Kenyan women in rural communities.

    Please visit the website: www.eggpreneur.com for more info about Eggpreneur

    Intern Responsibilities:

    The Communications Intern works on strengthening communications for Eggpreneur Project to its Eggpreneur farmers in Kenya – and also its international following. Communications Intern have strong writing and analytical skills and are passionate about social change. Their work tells the story of Eggpreneur to the social enterprise and global health communities, while also helping our organization learn more about ourselves.

    Potential tasks include:

    - In-depth staff interviews, case studies, and Eggpreneur farmer profiles

    - Synthesizing learning and project progress into blog postings

    - Writing organizational profiles for web, newsletters, and other publications as requested

    - Updating social media accounts

    - Working on marketing materials for the poultry products

    - Assisting in design, implementation and analysis of customer feedback surveys


  • Tapona Foundation/Eggpreneur

    Kenya - Data Analyst / Research Assistant Internship

    Tapona Foundation is non-governmental organization committed to reduce extreme poverty and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth among families and communities in Kenya and Africa. Its first initiative is Eggpreneur, Eggpreneur is a social enterprise working alongside remote rural communities in Kenya to build sustainable egg farming ventures that help families put an end to the cycles of poverty. 

    The Eggpreneur model trains and engages Women egg farmers, also known as “Eggpreneurs” to develop, knowledge and skills and partnerships for sustainable egg production. This model aims to use poultry farming techniques as a tool to eradicate child malnutrition while creating jobs and increasing household income for Kenyan women in rural communities.

    Please visit the website: www.eggpreneur.com for more info about Eggpreneur

    Intern Responsibilities:

    Eggpreneur is seeking a sharp, business-minded individual with data analysis and research skills. The primary duties of the Data Analyst/ Research Assistant Intern include utilizing a variety of techniques to interpret results and identify new markets and analyse data to explore future opportunities.

    Some examples of the position responsibilities and roles include

    • Design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions
    • Complete various baseline market research project 
    • Interpret results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining.
    • Participate in marketing meetings and strategic planning
    • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


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