- Cape Town: Intern - Symbiotics

Business Unit: Financial Institutions

Function: Administrative Intern

Location: Cape Town (CBD)

Job Reference: Intern-Cape


About us

Symbiotics, is an investment company specialized in emerging, sustainable and inclusive finance which offers market research, investment advisory and asset management services. It is a regulation asset manager of collective investment schemes regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and has an advisory license from the FCA, the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. The company is headquartered in Geneva, with offices in Cape Town, London, Zurich, Mexico City and Singapore. Since 2004, Symbiotics has invested over USD 2.4 billion in more than 275 microfinance institutions in 50 emerging countries, working with more than 28 investment funds and many institutional investors.


We are looking for:

A motivated person who will join the Financial Institutions office in Cape Town. 


We offer an opportunity to work in the social investment space with a for-profit corporation that is a leading player in the region and globally.


This person will be reporting to the Sub-Saharan Associate and the Regional Manager. A stipend is offered to cover costs. The duration of the internship is 3 months (with an option to renew). Hours are part-time (20 hours per week).


Job Description:

To support the Analysts and the Associate with tasks including:

  • General Administrative tasks including Data Capture and File management.
  • Supporting the production of Anti-Money Laundering Reports.
  • Supporting the preparation for Investment Committee Meetings.
  • Supporting the analysis of Annual Financial Statements (published in French).
  • Research and Analysis of potential investees.
  • Research for reports.



We are looking for a person with an interest in Microfinance/Impact Investment/Development Finance, who is organized, motivated, professional and able to work in both research and financial capacities. This person should be analytical, should pay great attention to detail and have the ability to work independently.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who are able to speak French to Business Level.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.
  • Master’s students, Honors students and 3rd year students invited to apply.
  • Must be studying Economics, Development Finance, Commerce, Accounting or Development Studies.
  • Knowledge of the Microfinance field is preferable.  


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV (max 2 pages) with references to jobs@symbioticsgroup.com with ‘Job Ref: Intern-Cape’ in the subject line of the email.



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