Call for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) Interns

Call for commmunications intern at the Denis & Lenora Foundation
Call for commmunications intern at the Denis & Lenora Foundation


The Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation works to catalyze Africa’s Economic Transformation through social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health, and progressive policies that create economic opportunities for all. Our areas of work include sustainable development, science and innovation, health, leadership, education, entrepreneurship, economic and public policy. The Denis and Lenora Foundation is an umbrella non-profit institution with several departments including the Nkafu Policy Institute, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center, the Communication, and the Sustainable Development Programs

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (SBEC) helps to formalize, train, and up-skill entrepreneurs in order for them to grow their businesses. The SBEC department is currently in search of 01 (one) intern. The SBEC Intern is responsible for providing support to the SBEC team regarding all activities and services deemed necessary to advance the mission of the department. He/She is required to bring fresh ideas to the table when it comes to engaging more entrepreneurs through the SBEC network. This will have a strong focus on empowering women in the private sector to establish and grow small and medium-sized enterprises.

Core duties
  • Creating opportunities for mutual learning among small business owners through the organization of workshops/seminars;
  • Establishing an extensive network of professional services to cater to the many needs of small businesses in the country;
  • Developing a strategy to effectively register SMEs to the SBEC Network;
  • Designing and implementing an essential skills program for all members of the SBEC Network;
  • Conceiving concept note and program for all events;
  • Prepare the draft report for all events
  • Mobilizing participants during events;
  • Delivering letters of correspondence during the preparation of events;
  • Updating the database of participants after every SBEC event to increase the audience of constant contacts;
  • Taking notes and producing reports during events;
  • Participating in community engaging events;
  • Aligning his/her values with the mission, vision, and values of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation;
  • Performing other tasks as may be assigned.
Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields:
  • Governance and Democracy,
  • Peace and Security Studies,
  • Development Studies, Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences and Economics,
  • Public Health
Or in any other field related to the above-mentioned.
  • Strong writing and research skills; must be able to distill relevant information from large data sets, reports, articles and academic papers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English and French.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…).
  • Be a good communicator and team player.
  • Be able to multi-task, be extremely organized, and have meticulous attention to detail.
  • Desire to learn, take initiative, and suggest best practices with a willingness to take and implement constructive feedback and guidance.
Fundamental Values
  • Honesty, integrity, respect, and professionalism.
  • Discipline and teamwork.
  • Positive and proactive attitude.
What we offer

We offer three (3) months of full-time internship with leading experts and academics, where you will be working on a diverse range of subjects. We equally offer transport allowance, in-house training and unlimited access to the internet. Our interns have full access to research seminars, roundtables, workshops, and discussion groups hosted by the Nkafu Policy Institute and its partners, in addition to conferences on a wide range of emerging issues critical to business and policy interests in Cameroon and Africa at large.


We require each intern to own a laptop upon starting their internship.

How to apply

Please click on APPLY below ?to submit your application. Be sure to attach your resumé and cover letter.

Deadline of applications

Complete and submit your application before the 15th January 2022 at 11:59 P.M (Cameroon Time)

For more information

Feel free to contact us at or contact our Communication Manager Mme Ancel LANGWA BANKA at

NB: Ne donnez pas d'argent pour obtenir un emploi

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