StartUpAfrica’s commitment is to work with dedicated and dynamic team members, committed to our organization’s mission of making a difference for youth entrepreneurs. We believe that by maintaining a supportive work environment where team members contribute their unique skills and expertise to achieve our collective goals, they will in turn help young people generate ideas and start their own businesses. StartUpAfrica’s seeks to stimulate employment through creation of new jobs, strengthening communities and fostering innovation.
If you answer ‘yes’ to the questions below, let us hear from you today!
Thrive in collaborative, team-based environments? Have a passion for youth and their potential? Have a passion for entrepreneurship, business and helping people succeed? Have the drive for getting new projects off the ground and seeing them through to completion?
Good in problem solving and finding solutions for complex issues? Interested in opportunities to grow personally and professionally?
Making a difference inspire you? Success define your work ethic?
Current job openings:
There are no job listings at this time. Please visit us again to seek open opportunities.
Current internship openings:
The StartUpAfrica’s Entrepreneurship Immersion Program is open to upper level undergraduate students and graduate students wishing to spend a semester or summer in Africa. The pilot program is based in Kenya.
Participating students help and learn from entrepreneurs in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi and other towns across the country by forming consulting teams and working closely with small businesses over a six-week period to help make the ventures sustainable. Ventures range from agribusiness to catering and arts & crafts businesses to community newspapers and small manufacturing operations, among others.
The student consulting teams identify and prioritize the key needs of the entrepreneur and make meaningful progress in finding solutions. Students develop marketing and financial plans, create bookkeeping systems, improve operations, renegotiate contracts, and more.
Student Eligibility & Requirements
The program is open to upper level undergraduate students and graduate students with a 3.0 grade point average or better. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Only 20 students can be accommodated in the program and students interested in participating are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration.
The costs for participating in this entrepreneurship immersion program vary depending on the type of internship, location and duration. Please contact us to learn more.
Volunteer/Intern with us
Interns and volunteers make an important contribution to StartUpAfrica’s vision and mission by providing valued support to our departments and programs and bringing new skills, experience and perspectives to our work. Interning and volunteering with StartUpAfrica is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of an international non-profit organization and contribute to strengthening civil society around the world.
Below are the available intern/volunteer opportunities. If one is right for you, please apply.
Website Developer Internship
The ideal candidate will be able to implement already created re-design ideas for our website www.startupafrica.org.
The Website Developer, with training and supervision, will be responsible for:
• Fulfilling re-design goals outlined by the staff;
• Identifying areas to improve, creating a strategy, and implementing changes;
• Updating content of website; and
• Connecting all social media outlets to promote StartUpAfrica’s programs and services.
• An organized self-starter that can work independently and balance multiple projects simultaneously;
• Enjoys being part of a small team;
• Has some experience in website design or management, but expertise is not required;
• Knowledge of how to use website’s content management software is preferred; and
• Knowledge of entrepreneurship and business, and some interest in youth and Africa
The amount of time per week will depend on the intern’s availability, but 5 – 10 hour weekly is preferred. Schedule flexibility and working remotely are available as well.
For more information, please contact, Erastus Mong’are at Erastus@startupafrica.org, or call 302-299-7045.