Author: Granit

African social entrepreneurship offers answers to gaps in youth employment

Young Africans hold immense untapped potential, write Amma Sefa-Dedeh Lartey and Fiona Munezero Buchanan of Reach for Change Africa, a non-profit organization that invests in innovative, early-stage social entrepreneurs. This isn’t the first time it’s been said, and it surely won’t be the last. As the International Day of Youth was celebrated around the world once […]

Social enterprises in Africa rise to new challenges

As the Enterprise Africa Summit begins in Accra, Ghana, we take a look at a trio of inspiring social entrepreneurs who are developing resilient solutions to some of Africa’s challenges. The vital role that enterprise plays in the development of African countries will be explored at the Enterprise Africa Summit in Accra, Ghana this week. Three days of talks between […]

Ways You Can Afford to Do an Unpaid Internship

You’ve just found the perfect internship that you know will provide just the right experience that you need to get a job in your chosen field after graduation. You have a place to stay and the internship offers a chance to get hands-on experience working with some very knowledgeable and well-respected professionals in the field. […]

Why Internship Experience Is More Important Than Ever

College students need to balance work, friends, family, and assignments. It can be easy to overlook the critical importance of getting great internship experience. However, in today’s competitive economy, it is crucial that students make an internship a top priority. If you have a relevant internship displayed on your resume, it will give you a competitive advantage […]

5 Reasons You Should Hire an Intern — and 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t

Your startup or growing company has a tight budget. You’re hoping to get a lot done but only have a few employees. Has the thought of hiring an intern — or several interns — ever crossed your mind? These benefits of hiring interns might persuade you to start an internship program: A new perspective on […]

Internships Abroad Provide Enormous Value to Students

When applying for an internship abroad it is important to first identify your learning objectives and then ask yourself honestly, “Why am I interested in interning abroad?” Just thinking about doing an internship abroad is exciting but it is the learning that takes place and the importance of being immersed in another culture that will […]

Intern Opportunity in Amsterdam: Market Research/Grant Writer

Volunteer Opportunity in Amsterdam Company/Organization Type:  Nonprofit Mission:   Empower all groups of society by empowering every human being with important tools for their own sustainability Start Date:  No preference Length of Internship:  8 weeks Tasks/Activities: Our organization is expanding to the Netherlands with just one member of the organization (CEO). The Netherlands is a […]

EIR Opportunity in Orlando, FL: Android Development, Django and Python

Volunteer Opportunity in Orlando, FL Company/Organization Type:  For-Profit Mission:  Empower people with disabilities through technology Start Date:  As soon as possible Length of Internship:  16 weeks Tasks/Activities: We have a need for workers with expertise in Android development, Django and Python. Also, any knowledge of Machine Learning and/or Natural Language Processing is very welcome. We […]

Intern and EIR Opportunity in Mali: Digital Strategy/Business Plan

Volunteer Opportunity in Mali Location:  Bamako, Mali Company/Organization Type:  Hybrid Nonprofit/For-Profit Mission:  Reduce youth unemployment Start Date:  As soon as possible Length of Internship:  16 weeks (negotiable) Tasks/Activities: Develop a digital strategy Draft a business plan for a code academy Implement the code academy and potentially delivering code academy modules Design a new workspace Develop […]

EIR Opportunity in Madrid: Marketing/Growth Hacking

Volunteer Opportunity in Madrid Company/Organization Type:  For-Profit Mission:  Democratize access to entrepreneurship support Start Date:  No preference Length of Internship:  No preference Tasks/Activities: We are at a critical point in our growth curve, after having achieved the product-market fit and having supported 500 teams of entrepreneurs over 2.5 years, we are ready to scale. This […]