Business & Entrepreneurship 

Research and consulting assistant


Business consulting, Research, Strategy, Economics, Internship

Career Field

Business & Entrepreneurship 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Research and consulting assistantResearch and consulting assistant

The Host Organisation

A dynamic business development and consulting firm that creates tailor-made sustainable growth solutions and provides general business advice.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will assist with market research and learn how to identify new trends and best practices. They will assist with the creation of business models and growth strategy proposals. The intern will learn how to review financial statements, identify threats and opportunities, evaluate markets and competitors, communicate methods for change, analyze business practices and develop training programmes.


Creative thinker Solution-focused Ability to work well as part of a team Currently studying or completed a course in business, economics, finance, marketing, management or a similar area would be beneficial

Skills Acquisition

Project management Interpersonal and communication skills Commercial awareness Analytical skills An in-depth understanding of business environments Problem-solving Client management Problem articulation

Benefits to Intern

"Build a professional portfolio of work Develop an ability to identify threats and opportunities Learn how to analyze complex data Develop and demonstrate intercultural elasticity Gain experience in finance, business strategy and marketing Develop an in-depth knowledge of sustainable growth solutions"

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

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