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Expansion Internship


African Payments company with the vision to help small businesses across the continent and the world better run and grow their business. In order to deliver on this ambitious vision, we are looking for a driven student or recent graduate for an internship in the Expansion team to contribute to this next phase of Yoco.

As part of your internship, you will engage across a number of different projects related to assessing various international markets, quantify their opportunity and develop go-to-market strategies to enter those markets. As part of your internship, you’ll dive deep into assessing and understanding new markets from a number of different perspectives – from regulatory to economic to financial to the competitive environment all the way to the nuances of the customer and merchant behavior and much more.

Market research across key markets and focus areas
Market & data analysis
Develop market-entry strategies
Analyse the competitive environment and identify key people and companies
Support on the development and closure of key partnerships
Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
Perform other assigned duties based on business priorities and organizational needs
Stay informed on the latest industry techniques and methods.
Actively promote and live up to the Yoco values and company culture.


Key role requirements to perform responsibilities
3rd-year student or recent graduate
Analytical, detail-oriented and structured
Self-directed and proactive problem solver
Lifelong learner loves a challenge
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Outstanding interpersonal and team skills
Ability to easily adapt to a number of environments
Can drive your own boat: the ability to fearlessly use the resources at your fingertips to resolve challenges especially when you don’t know the answer.

Bonus points/nice to have:
Strong interest & knowledge in the startup/payments/ Fintech / tech space.
On the ground experience in other African markets outside of South Africa.


At Yoco we create space to explore, we keep it simple, we stay connected to our customers and product and work towards mastering our craft. These are our core values and provides every individual at Yoco with an opportunity to grow. To support this, we have built a role-based organization where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths.

Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual.

Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!

Please note… Yoco encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Open positions at Yoco are competitive and we often receive high volumes of applicants. If you have not received further updates on your application after three weeks, you’re welcome to request feedback.

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