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International MBA Internship

Strategy – Nairobi, Kenya
Department Strategy
Employment Type Intern

Company: icolo.io has been established with the vision of building a Pan African network of colocation data centers. icolo.io builds and operate state-of-the-art (Tier 3), vendor and carrier neutral data centers to serve a broad spectrum of clients, telecom carriers, ISPs and peering points, IT and cloud providers, content providers and corporates.


The company has hyper connected data centre hubs in their countries of operations. It will differentiate itself from providers of hosting services by being the first independent data centre business to focus solely on co-location services (space, power availability licenses and physical interconnects). It is icolo.io’s objective to be the largest independent co-location data centre operator in Africa over the next five years.


Internship Opportunity in Africa


icolo.io invites you to join us for a unique summer experience in Kenya 10 for International MBA students. The intern will get a view on what is it is like to build an African startup handling some of the most cutting-edge data center technologies. icolo.io is seeking a highly quantitative and analytic individual who is a self starter and is able to work with limited supervision. This position may span a wide range of analytical responsibilities which market research, forecasting and analysis for our revenue and business trends, and financial planning and analysis across our business operations. The role will focus on finance, corporate development and research. Get insights, gain experience and get a chance to work in one the more successful startups in Africa. The role is based in Nairobi, Kenya.




Intern projects will be determined based on the experience and focused on finance, sales and business strategy

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<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-      <!--[endif]-->Develop financial models on business case viability for new markets

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-      <!--[endif]-->Competitive analysis in existing markets

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->-      <!--[endif]-->Sales research on customer bases at other Data Centers



<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Must be pursuing a full-time MBA program

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Willing to spend the summer in Kenya

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Be able to complete a minimum 10 week program in Kenya beginning June 2018


Preferred Qualifications

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Interest in the technology industry in Africa

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Demonstrated critical thinking skills and independent motivation.

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Strong corporate finance skills, report writing and business case development

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills

<!-- [if !supportLists]-->      <!--[endif]-->Analytical skills, and ability to solve highly strategic and difficult business problems

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