Marketing & Business Development Intern

Focus: Business development for tech consulting, lead and pipeline development, content development, digital marketing
Supervisors: Marketing Manager and Business Development Manager
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

About Vera

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients — more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries — include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze, and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform. Vera is a growing organization, with 75 full-time staff based in Amsterdam, Boston, Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview

The Marketing & Business Development (M&BD) Intern is responsible for helping Vera’s marketing and business development teams drive sales and lead generation activities. The M&BD Intern will work closely with the Marketing and Business Development Managers to achieve the Vera's ongoing strategic goals, including: elevating Vera’s online and social media presence, strengthening relationships with partners, bolstering outreach and sales efforts, and developing collateral and content to support Vera’s global team. You will gain valuable experience in creating client-facing content, managing external relationships and partnerships, and working with crucial stakeholders in the international development sphere. As an Intern and a part of the Vera team, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage in, and contribute to, internal learning sessions that are designed to develop professional and organizational skills. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent attention to detail, communication and customer service skills, problem-solving capabilities, and eagerness to learn. They will have a demonstrated ability to handle accounts and opportunities with autonomy, professionalism, and enthusiasm.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide general support to the Marketing and Business Development teams
  • Strategize and implement marketing campaigns that span social sector market segments and geographic regions
  • Assist with event prospecting and research
  • Develop curated content for Vera’s blog
  • Monitor and maintain Vera’s online presence; produce social media content
  • Assist in outreach and recruitment efforts
  • Collaborate with the Vera team on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications
  • Take ownership of small creative or research-based projects that lend to Vera’s internal and external marketing and communications initiatives

Qualifications and Experience


  • Completed or working toward a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and relational skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in social media and the Microsoft Office product suite
  • Strong research skills
    Ability to effectively communicate professionally, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines
  • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated interest in social service work
  • Openness to learning and growing within the internship experience
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team


  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing 0r business
  • Experience with WordPress, Photoshop, or other graphic design programs/tools
  • Experience with digital multimedia tools
  • Fluency/proficiency in French, Hindi, or Spanish

Compensation and Benefits

A modest stipend will be provided to help offset cost of living and commuting expenses.

To apply, email your CV and cover letter to

For additional information, please contact

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

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