AVCA Marketing & Communications Internship 


Title: Marketing & Communications Intern (Unpaid)

Location: Remote / Office (London) 

Duration: 3 months (starting asap) 

Working hours: Part-time 


About AVCA 

AVCA – The African Private Capital Association is the nexus of private capital in Africa, championing and enabling private capital investment in Africa. As the pan-African industry body, AVCA plays a significant role as an effective change agent for the industry and acts as the trusted independent source of information, insight, and intelligence inspiring investor confidence; making the case for both commercial returns and impact of private capital in Africa. 


AVCA represents a community of capital allocators, investors, fund managers, advisors, entrepreneurs and professional services committed to our shared vision of a prosperous Africa that is sustainable, inclusive, and innovative. 


About the role 

Working closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager, the Marketing and Communications Intern will provide support across a range of initiatives, including email and social media marketing, content development and industry-wide research. This role is suitable for a driven and creative individual with a positive attitude and keen eye for engaging stories about private investment. The right candidate may not have industry knowledge but must be willing to learn about African Private Capital, as well as AVCA’s ways of working.   


Key Responsibilities 

Email Marketing 

  • Research and source member and industry news, hot topics and major headlines, and publish these articles to the AVCA website and newsletter. 

  • Create the first draft of the AVCA monthly newsletter including but not limited to: Member News, AVCA 

  • Member Spotlight, Latest AVCA Research, Industry Events & Job Board with up-to-date content 

  • Support curation of weekly AVCA Event and AVCA Academy newsletters 

Content Creation 

  • Support the development of interview questions for member spotlight interviews, quick interviews and podcasts with AVCA members.  

  • Edit Member Interviews in the design template on Adobe Indesign 

  • Use Canva Templates to create graphics for New Members, Member Interviews and Podcast episodes. Schedule pre-approved posts on social media using Crowdfire. 

  • Create speaker and sponsor graphics for AVCA Events using the Canva template 

  • Edit L&R Bulletin in the design template on Adobe Indesign 

Social Media Management 

  • Develop and schedule social media posts as per the content calendar using Crowdfire 
  • Use social media to identify relevant content within the industry  


  • AVCA mailbox - weekly review and filing. 

  • Tracking, monitoring, and reporting on media mentions and features of AVCA and its spokespeople. 

Source data and metrics for the quarterly marketing and communications report, such as web traffic via Google Analytics and Salesforce, newsletter metrics from mailchimp analytics and social media updates. 

Summarise press reports from AVCA’s PR agency and report any additional press mentions 


Skills Required 

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills   

  • Experience using Teams, Word, PowerPoint and Excel    

  • Experience of Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Analytics, Mailchimp and Canva are desired, but a willingness to learn is essential   

  • Ability to work on your own initiative, meet deadlines and organise workload   

  • Be a team player   

  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn 


How to apply  

Please send your CV to avca@avca-africa.org by 23:59 on Thursday, 14 September with AVCA Marketing & Communications Internship in the subject line.