Research Intern

African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
London, United Kingdom

05 February 2020

Location: Central London

Working hours: 5 days per week

Right to work in the UK: Required

African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is a member-supported organisation whose mission is to catalyse the private equity and venture capital industry in Africa.

Key to achieving our mission is a focus on excellence. We promote the highest ethical standards in governance and transparency and seek to enhance the industry’s professionalism through the provision of training to our members. Our regular networking events provide opportunities to share best practice, exchange ideas and uncover new business leads. In addition, we provide ground-breaking insight and thought leadership.



The research intern will work closely with AVCA’s research team to provide support across a range of initiatives, including:

  • Collating and tracking industry news, announcements and research reports from primary and secondary sources
  • Contributing to, and maintaining, AVCA’s database of private equity and venture capital activity, including fundraising, investments, and exits
  • Assisting with data collection and supporting analysis for AVCA reports such as the Industry Survey, Africa Exit Study and Annual Data Tracker Dashboard, the Inaugural VC Report
  • Providing timely responses to internal and external stakeholder research-related requests
  • Providing support on an ad-hoc basis to other team members within AVCA including marketing, communications, events, training and membership


  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable research skills in a related field
  • Highly motivated, resourceful and tenacious researcher
  • Able to work autonomously and as a part of the team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Fluency in English


  • Knowledge of or interest in the development of the African private sector
  • Knowledge of or interest in private equity and venture capital in Africa

For further information about AVCA, please visit our website at



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