At MC Egypt we believe that, given access to capital (human and financial), entrepreneurs will create profitable businesses providing solutions to social problems. As a for-profit subsidiary of Mercy Corps, MC Egypt encourages and grows businesses that have specific social and pro-poor benefits for Egyptians. We aim to increase income and employment, and improve services such as healthcare, education, and energy independence. To provide these resources, MC Egypt combines Mercy Corps’ non-profit development expertise with an approach more familiar to those of the venture capital and private equity world. Our activities fall into three categories: identify, invest, impact.
INTERNSHIP TITLE: AgricultureEntrepreneurship Research Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Cairo
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: ASAP
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 3 Months
INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR: Benjamin Sellé
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP: The intern will receive a transportation allowance.
0-1 Years of Experience
Applicants should be graduates although third and fourth year university students may apply if strong interest and potential can be shown.
Extra-curricular activities will be considered.
Applicants most likely to be considered would hold or are working towards a bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics or similar research-linked field.
Must have strong research, writing, and interaction (‘people’) skills.
Proficiency in academic and business written and spoken English is a must for the report writing component.
MC EGYPT RESPONSIBILITIES:
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive training and guidance on business plan writing, market research, gap analysis and report writing. According to the intern’s skills and interest and the need, the intern might be involved in event preparation and mentorship of entrepreneurs.
MC Egypt is a leading organization in Egypt in the field of entrepreneurship; the intern will thus have access to a large network of organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurship ecosystem stakeholders.
Research and develop industry specific reports that will be made available for entrepreneurs interested in the agriculture and food sector and will be published on MC Egypt’s website. The research might request some traveling outside of Cairo for field research, but this will be very occasional and if the security conditions allows for it and all affiliated expenses would be covered by MC Egypt.
Help organize and attend MC Egypt events.
Assist entrepreneurs on developing their business plans, including financial projections
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Business Plan writing, Business Report Writing, Business Research Skills, Networking Skills, Event Planning Skills
DELIVERABLES: The intern is expected to deliver a minimum of two research reports at the end of the internship. Other deliverables will be decided on during the internship.
REPRESENTATION: MC Egypt interns and volunteers represent the agency during work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC Egypt’s policies, procedures, and values at all times