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Business development Intern
Location: Lisbon, Leiria  or Remote
Are you looking for a fulfilling professional experience that challenges you? Would you like to work in a social, ambitious, and fast-moving NGO making a difference? SPEAK is a social tech venture that connects migrants, refugees, and locals through a language and culture exchange program and events - helping them feel integrated into the city where they moved to. It breaks barriers, promotes multilingualism, equality, and democratizes language learning.

SPEAK is today in more than 30 cities in 15 different countries. In 2023, we started shaping our B2B product called SPEAK Hub: a program that connects companies together with migrants and refugees to create a more inclusive society!  We’re looking for someone to help us shape the future of SPEAK Hub!
About you
You were born to solve challenges and you love helping others! You are enthusiastic and passionate about business. You want to learn and test new ideas across various channels and tools. You keep up with the latest trends and landscape. You make informed decisions and you are data-driven. You know it is important to close the loop with the impact of the initiatives you lead.  You have good communication skills, you are positive and energetic. You want to learn and grow in an environment that will give your room and freedom to try new things in an independent manner. You do what needs to be done and try to get the best out of every situation -- you know that it takes hard work, dedication, and persistence to reach your goals.
Job description - what you will get to do:
  • Understand the concept of SPEAK Hub (;
  • Support in the development and implementation of the business development strategy for SPEAK Hub;
  • Work on SPEAK Hub lead generation strategy, identifying and contacting potential clients;
  • Identify growth opportunities by benchmarking the Portuguese market;
  • Work on outreach strategies (creating templates and work together with the marketing team for the creation of specific campaigns).
  • Assist with decks’ preparation;
  • Support with the collection of data and report creation;
  • Stay on top of trends, tools, and technologies and identify new opportunities;
Main requirements - you should:
  • Being enrolled or have a degree in Business, Management, Sustainable Development or similar;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Portuguese;
  • Be curious and willing to learn & develop yourself with the support of the team;
  • Have strong knowledge of Canva & Excel (Google sheets), and creating professional presentations;
  • Have knowledge of Hubspot is a plus;
  • Have experience with doing research;
  • Have an analytical mind, using data to improve actions and future strategies;
  • Have problem-solving skills, business judgment, strategic and analytical capabilities;
  • Be comfortable with teamwork skills and have experience in bringing together diverse views
  • Communicate/collaborate effectively;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively being available to take on multiple tasks at once;
  • Passionate about social impact and social justice;
  • Passionate about the three social S’s: social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and social impact;
  • Have a good sense of humor - and we are not even joking.
What else do you need to know?
  • This is a curricular internship position;
  • Minimum duration of the internship is 4 months;
  • You will report to our Customer Success Specialist and Chief Strategy Officer;
  • You must be available to work 30 hours a week;
  • Hybrid workplace, we have offices in Lisbon and Leiria.
To apply for this position, send an email with your CV, job title, and location to:
Benefits & perks.
Personal development plan: you might want to progress with your career in SPEAK or in any other organisation, either way we will help you define your career plan and grow the skills you need so that you can achieve your career goals.
Treat yourself: monthly budget for personal development and well-being.
Have fun:
Fun team events;
Paid vacation day on your birthday;
Wear-whatever-makes-you-feel-comfortable dress code;
Paid days off as performance bonus.
Flexible schedule and ability to work remote: we have seen that we improve our performance when we work together. Also, it helps building relationships, trust, and respecting the contributions of a hard-working team which is key.  However, sometimes if you could work remotely the quality of your life would increase quite a bit so that's totally OK.
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