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IIP-Endeavor Egypt
Cairo, Egypt (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: Endeavor is the global nonprofit that pioneered the concept of High-Impact Entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Headquartered in New York City, with 21 independently run country affiliates, the organization transforms economies by identifying and supporting high-potential entrepreneurs. Practicing a tested “mentor capitalist” model, Endeavor affiliates help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth by providing the key ingredients to success: mentorship; networks; strategic advice; talent; skills; access to smart capital; and inspiration. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs generate sustainable economic growth and jobs, become role models, and help nurture a culture of entrepreneurship, which spurs investment and encourages people to innovate and think big. Having screened over 23,000 candidates, Endeavor currently serves 900+ Endeavor Entrepreneurs (or "High-Impact Entrepreneurs") representing 600+ companies. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created 400+ high-quality jobs, and generated $6.5B in revenuesOperating in Egypt since 2007, the local operation aims to become the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurship in Egypt.

Intern Responsibilities: The IIP interns will be involved in these projects-PROJECT 1: Assist our team by nominating new high-impact endeavor candidates, then assist in developing business profiles and review financial statements for them, to be presented at both endeavor local and international selection panels. PROJECT 2: Assist in entrepreneur services including taking meeting minutes, preparing for and attending advisory board meetings. PROJECT 3: Assist in organizing/managing local events, such as selection panels, endeavor talks,
Qualifications: Strong writing ability and maturity are two of the most important qualities in a successful IIP candidate. Basic finance and accounting knowledge would be an asset. Fluency in English is required; some Arabic is desired but not necessary.

Previous work experiences (in the words of past IIP interns): Intern #1: I worked on preparing a wide variety of internal documents for the office, including templates for emails and memoranda of understanding between Endeavor and their client entrepreneurs, as well as documents to help in managing future interns. I also worked on a welcome packet to be given to newly selected entrepreneurs. I learned a tremendous amount about the various facets of owning and starting one's own business, particularly in the challenging circumstances presented by a developing market, as in the Middle East. I learned quite a bit about how the organization itself functions internally as well, getting to see a solid view of the relationship between the global and affiliate offices.  Intern #2: Worked on various long term and big picture projects:revised and re-designed presentations about Endeavor to various constituents; updated analyst manual which is the manual of standard operating procedures given to students in positions like mine; wrote and compiled templates for emails that are constantly sent, as well as a few short term projects: researched and updated a business profile for a hydroponics company; did logistics for and supervised a promotional video project. Eventually wrote or edited approximately 30 templates for memoranda, emails, and other work for internal use, and compiled them into a Google Drive that was organized for ease of use by the team. For the video project, I helped with logistics, and participated in one shoot. In addition, to these responsibilities I worked on the welcome packet, for which I compiled documents sent to me by several other teams from around the world, and wrote up some new text for a few pages of the packet...In Egypt, I really felt like I was being exposed to all aspects of the organization and learned about what really goes into building and running your own business by meeting with entrepreneurs.

View a power point presentation by a past IIP intern: Endeavor, Rinker, Tori, Egypt_Morocco.pdf


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This program is currently not accepting applications.