Intern, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Supporting early-stage student-led Startups to take off

Start of role: July to August 2023
(Min. 8 weeks with possibility to extend)

If you are interested, but the timing doesn’t work, please send us an email.

Scope of Internship

StartHub Africa Tanzania (SHA TZ) in partnership with the University of Dar es Salaam (UD) through its College of ICT is running a unique yearlong practical innovation program for the study year of 2022/2023. We are looking for passionate individuals to intern/volunteer with us and provide support to our early-stage student-led startups during the second phase of the program. The internship will be for two (2) months and is designed to be engaging, interactive, and practical, to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to create viable businesses/startups at the end of the two months. The internship/volunteer position will be fully in Dar es salaam, Tanzania at the University of Dar es salaam. 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Provide practical, hands-on training to help students to move to the next level. This includes content development with the lead trainer and the training itself in business model design, customer discovery and market research, developing MVPs, pitching and teamwork among others. 

Coordinate Workshops and seminars with successful founders to enable peer-learning 

Provide mentoring and coaching to offer individual guidance and support as student founders work on their startups. This involves regular meetings with them, feedback on their progress and help with setting and achieving goals. 

Competence, Experience and Skills

  1. Experience or min. strong interest in working with/in startups.  
  2. Business development knowledge is required. 
  3. Creativity and ability to work with limited resources. 
  4. Open-minded and ready to learn and adjust to the realities and experiences of the students. 


As we are just starting operations in TZ, we are not able to compensate you for your expenses. But we do promise you more practical experience and opportunities for personal growth than any other internship could ever provide you. We recommend applying for a stipend through DAAD among others and are happy to support you in the process. 

  1. Get first-hand experience in building up an innovative company in an emerging market from scratch.   
  2. Deepen your experience in business model development, product development, marketing and sales in an emerging market. 
  3. Deepen your interpersonal and intercultural skills. 
  4. Make a difference in the life of young founders by bringing in new perspectives and your own innovative ideas while working at eye level to bring their startups to life. 
  5. Make new friends, experience Tanzania’s beautiful culture first-hand and enjoy life at the seaside in one of the most exciting cities in East Africa! 
  6. To make preparations and arrival easy, we are happy to support you with your visa application, pick-up from the airport and finding accommodation.  

How To Apply

Send your CV to Laura: l.althaus@starthubafrica.org

We will review applications on a rolling basis. 

Are you interested in the experience of previous interns? We are happy to connect you! 

Do you have questions or want to? Please send an email and we will get back to you asap or learn more at www.starthubafrica.org 

© Copyright 2022 StartHub Africa