Business & Entrepreneurship 

Business Development and Consulting Assistant


Business development, Consulting, Sustainable business, Strategic development, Internship

Career Field

Business & Entrepreneurship 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Business Development and Consulting AssistantBusiness Development and Consulting Assistant

The Host Organisation

An agency who aims to equip entrepreneurs with practical tools, networks and mentorship to establish their own sustainable and successful businesses.

Roles and Responsibilities

Be a part of a team that actively works towards boosting the local economy and setting up individuals for success. Interns will have the opportunity to get involved with brand and marketing innovations for small businesses and leading them through our step by step mentorship model. Interns will be exposed to various startups to provide valuable input, and assist in developing strong business models, sustainable profit increase, and conceptualizing growth strategies.


Innovative thinker and excellent communication skills Passion for small business and start up development Keen interest in following market and industry trends A background or studies in business, business or related field would be advantageous

Skills Acquisition

Creativity and innovation Marketing and Branding Strategic planning Risk assessment Problem solving Customer service Mentoring and leadership

Benefits to Intern

Gain exposure to various startups in and around the exciting city of Cape Town, known as the entrepreneurial hub of Africa. Gain practical experience in different areas of business development and learn about your own strengths, interests and goals.Develop an in-depth understanding of risk management, business analysis, business strategy, and financial management.

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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Key programmes features

You are here for your development, your career and ultimately your future. You need to nail it when choosing a provider and a programme. So here's our offering in a nutshell.

Choice of programmes

We offer several programme options to suit different budgets

Choose your level of support and independence

Pay only for what you need from your trip

Programme fee starts at GBP £396 (USD $495)

Unlimited duration. No extra fee

Stay for any amount of time that you need and the price you pay for your programme does not change.

Total flexibility and control over your stay duration

You're free to change your itinerary whilst you're here, no hassle.

Unique guarantees

You won’t pay a penny unless we can offer you your ideal internship. Get 100% back if you’re not 100% happy after our placement search.

Your needs and preferences always come first

You're in total control of your experience

You won't get a 'cookie cutter' experience with us.

Four unique promises underpin our services. See them.

Focus on the skills you need.

Not only do you choose your industry, but also choose the exact skills you want to develop within that industry. Communication, negotiation, political negotiation. Just say!

We have a huge network of host organisations that allow us to find your match with unbeatable accuracy.

Our unique application provides you with the opportunity to highlight the skills you need to develop.

Our placement search is totally driven by your personal requirements.

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