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Research and Content Development Intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I was able to develop my Quantitative research skills by creating some interesting data models and infographics. I also expanded my knowledge of Africa's tech industry and learned about venture capital.

What I wish was different

Since I was a remote intern, as you would expect communication wasn't the best. However, I can say everyone tried to be accommodating to my schedule because I was in a different timezone.

Advice

Goal setting was an integral part of the experience. The more milestones I set for myself during the internship, the more I felt I got out of it.
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Operations Fellow

June - September 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Working with Funema gave me firsthand experience in working with the operational side of businesses and a venture capital company. I was able to contribute on many work documents such as a culture canvas, a business model and an operations manual.

What I wish was different

Advice

Due to time zone differences, time management & communication are essential.
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Communications and Data Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

In my internship, I learnt to communicate more effectively across different stakeholders and learnt to interpret data in order to tell a story. Being remote was also a blessing as I learnt to utilize different video calling functionalities in order to engage others better. I was able to develop my knowledge of events occurring on the African continent.

What I wish was different

Being remote and communicating with organizations in different time zones made arrangements less efficient.

Advice

As internships are remote, they are also what you make of it. Communication is key as well as effective time management.
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Venture Developer Support Fellow

July - August 2020 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with Funema, it gave me me the opportunity to get a firsthand experience of working with ventures in Nigeria. Great way to do impactful work!

What I wish was different

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Advice

This internship was remote! The time difference can be challenging, it's important to be organized.
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