2019 Social Enterprise Internship

Remote | For Students | Part-time | Partially remote


Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for Summer 2019 internships until positions are filled.

The internship is open to undergraduates, graduate students, or recent grads who are excited about our mission and able to commit 15-30 hours of work per week on a pro-bono basis. Interns work on projects as part of a geographically distributed team while staying in close contact with the Archimedes Project team through regular calls and our online collaboration system.

Archimedes Project is working with an entrepreneur in Nairobi, Kenya to develop a newly designed sanitation enterprise. We’re building a team of intelligent, independent thinkers with strong organization and writing skills to help to help the entrepreneur vet the viability of the idea, develop an operating and launch plan, identify key performance indicators, prepare a financial model, and secure startup funding. While the work of each internship is designed with the specific interests of the intern in mind, we will be looking for two to three interns to fit broadly into the following position descriptions.


Finance Intern will work on financial modeling and preparing to secure startup funding. An ideal intern is familiar with startups, low-income consumers, impact investing, angel investing or venture capital.

Operations Intern will work on elaborating the enterprise’s goals, procedures, strategies, and deadlines and identifying key performance indicators. An ideal intern is a logical and practical thinker who can organize details in support of the broader goal.

Storytelling Intern will work on article-style writing about the field of social enterprise and the work of the Archimedes Project and assist in developing our communication strategy. Responsibilities may also include working with the entrepreneur on developing pitches. An ideal intern is an enthusiastic writer with a deep interest in social good organizations, who can think creatively about ways to engage existing and new audiences in our work.

Research Assistant will undertake research related to social enterprise models, sanitation initiatives and technologies, customer needs, financial models, and/or other business development needs. An ideal intern is excited to delve into the global social enterprise ecosystem and has a familiarity with global development, social enterprise or business.


For those who are more interested in non-profit management, we have the following positions open as well:

Fundraising Intern will support the expansion of the Archimedes Project’s fundraising capabilities, researching opportunities, assisting in the completion of applications, positioning the Archimedes Project for future opportunities, and expanding the organization’s donor base.

Business Development Intern will contribute to the development of new initiatives, partnerships and opportunities. Intern may also undertake research related to the organizational, financial, and legal structure of the Archimedes Project’s ongoing and future operations. This position will provide the opportunity to engage in activities related to nonprofit management, lean startup, base of the pyramid for-profit business design, and program development.


*Note to Brandeis graduate students: details of additional opportunities posted here.

*Note to Emory graduate students: details of additional opportunities posted here.



  • Excited about working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Motivated and able to follow-through on commitments while working remotely
  • Strong research, organization and written communication skills

To apply, please submit a PDF resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the Archimedes Project and the type of project you are interested in undertaking. A writing sample and contact information for one reference are also required.