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7 Internship Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs

7 Internship Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs


By: Mikayla Colthirst-Reid | Posted on: 08 Aug 2019

Anyone who has ever tried to start a business will tell you that it’s difficult! A bit like raising a child, launching a business requires a significant amount of time, energy, patience and nurturing.

Each year, many men and women decide to chase their dreams of entrepreneurial success. Some are successful in establishing their businesses, others are not. In many cases, field experience and strong network connections can make a huge difference in business success.

Internships are an excellent way to gain crucial knowledge and experience before jumping out on your own business journey. They can provide the skills and connections you need to establish a sturdy foundation for your business, before you’ve even begun.

If you are looking to start a business, take advantage of one of these incredible internship opportunities! They offer the chance to explore another country and immerse yourself in their culture while gaining valuable experience to start your business off on the right foot.

South Korea: Business Development and Marketing Internship

Business-Development-Internship-in-Korea

Korea’s companies. Placements could be anything from well-established international companies to promising startups. Each opportunity will provide interns with field related skills, countless opportunities to build business relationships, and mentoring.

Peru: Micro-Enterprise Business Support

microenterprise project in Peru

Looking to develop your business leadership skills? This Peruvian internship offers the opportunity to participate in business leadership courses and micro-enterprise workshops, all while exploring the beautiful country of Peru. Interns will also receive mentoring and support in developing their own  micro-enterprise skills.

Ecuador: Social Entrepreneurship with Indigenous Cacao Farmer Associations

Cacao-project-in-Ecuador

Calling all chocolate lovers! Grow your business skills while working with the Cacao Farmer Association in Ecuador, whose work is responsible for one of the world’s sweetest treats. Interns participating in this program will receive hands on experience in Social Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management while immersing themselves in the local culture by living with an indigenous family. They will work closely with the Cacao Farmer Association to support and sustain local families.

Cape Town & Swaziland: Business Development and Product Design

cape town Building project

If you’ve got a passion for business and a heart for social justice issues, come to South Africa, the nation with the highest rate of economic inequality in the world. Interns will be supporting organizations working to improve the lives of South Africans by providing necessary field skills and connecting them with job opportunities. Interns will be given their own business and marketing projects to manage and run with. This internship is an excellent way to gain practical experience in the areas of business and marketing.

South Korea: Finance Internship

Finance-Internship-Korea

Working in the financial sector? Come to Seoul, South Korea for an exciting internship in East Asia’s booming financial hub. This program offers applicants the opportunity to work and learn within the city’s top financial institutions. In addition to valuable work experience, interns will participate in language and culture classes and be able to explore the incredible city of Seoul.

Cambodia: Business Analyst

Joelle on the project in Cambodia

Cambodia is a nation with a dark history of war, genocide, and famine. The people in Cambodia continue to live in poverty and in many cases, lack essential skills to be successful in business. By joining this program, you’ll have the opportunity to use your business expertise to make a real difference in the lives of Cambodians. Interns will be matched with a project according to their personal skill set and will work with a company to become more financially sustainable.

Argentina: Business Internship

Communications internship

Travel to the cultural city of Buenos Aires to support a growing internet retailing company in developing their business. This internship is ideal for those who like to tackle many different types of projects and can think on their feet. Individuals participating in this internship will enjoy their work as well in addition to getting to know the uniquely beautiful Argentinian culture.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with dreams of launching and running your own business, don’t miss the once in a lifetime experience to live and work abroad while gaining practical tips, knowledge, and connections that could help take your business to the next level.