Professional Internship

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Internship

Easy Solar

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About the Company

About Easy Solar
Easy Solar was founded in 2016 by three students at Columbia University’s graduate School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). It is today the leading solar company in Sierra Leone and Liberia, distributing and financing high-quality solar systems and appliances for those with limited or no access to the conventional grid. Customers can finance their purchase over time by paying in weekly or monthly installments, with the option to pay via cash or mobile money. To date, Easy Solar has reached over 550,000 people, distributed through its extensive network of agents and outlets throughout its markets, and employs more than 1000 individuals. Easy Solar will expand further into West Africa in the coming years and ambitions more broadly to make energy, life-transforming products, and financial services affordable and accessible to everyone in West Africa.

About the Role


Your Role

As a fast-growing start-up, Easy Solar is constantly recruiting! You can find most of our full-time job opportunities listed on our careers’ page. In addition to those, we’re always looking for talented and passionate people to join us for summer or end-of-study internships to work on a number of topics, including the following:

  • Last-mile Sales and Operations strategy

  • Marketing Research

  • Learning and Development

  • After-sales/Reverse logistics

  • Credit Scoring and Portfolio Management

  • Data Analytics and Impact Evaluation

  • Product Development

  • International Expansion

  • ESG/CSR policy

  • Corporate Finance

For internship and other short-term placements, we’ll make sure to identify a specific project with clear outcomes and deliverables to ensure that you make the most out of your time with us!

Placement Details (Interns)

  • Location: Sierra Leone (Freetown) or Liberia (Monrovia)

  • Reporting to: One of the directors, depending on the role

  • Duration: 3 to 6 months for internships

  • Amount of travel: Typically limited, in country

  • Remuneration: Housing and stipend; ideally interns will be able to apply/receive funding from university programs that support internships