Programme Internship

Programme Internship

Salary: London Living Wage

Location: Whitechapel

Contract: 1 year fixed term, starting in January 2020

Hours: Full-time

Bethnal Green Ventures is Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC. We back ambitious founders using technology to tackle big social and environmental problems that aim to radically improve millions of lives. BGV has unrivalled experience and track record investing in and scaling tech for good businesses, generating top-tier returns for investors, as well as significant and measurable impact.

You will work with our programme lead to deliver our BGV Spring and Autumn programmes. You’ll be the ‘go-to person’ on the programme, acting as the first point of contact for the startups. You will build strong relationships with the startups and will help to tailor the programme so that it meets their aims and goals.

You’ll work closely with the BGV programme lead and you’ll be responsible for the smooth running of both programmes, in particular:

  • You’ll be dedicated to making sure the startups have an exceptional programme experience. You’ll help us to deliver an exceptional service to startups by developing a deep understanding of their needs and challenges. You’ll use your initiative to spot when problems could potentially arise, and take leadership for troubleshooting any issues.

  • You’ll manage the overall logistics of the programmes, including calendar management, workshop and speaker liaison, event management and catering.

  • You’ll host workshops and events during the programmes, which will involve introducing and facilitating workshops and peer-to-peer support sessions, and meeting and greeting speakers and mentors.

  • You’ll work directly with the startups, engaging with founders on a daily basis to better understand their support needs. You’ll take part in weekly office hours with each startup, and will help us to tailor the programme to meet the changing support needs of the founders taking part.

  • You’ll help to manage the co-working space, setting up for workshops and ensuring that it’s a collaborative and productive environment for the startups.

Person specification:

  • Previous work experience in a fast paced environment - having worked with startups is a bonus

  • Someone with exceptional organisational skills, with experience of working to tight deadlines on multiple projects/tasks.

  • Strong communicator who is personable, calm and dependable

  • An individual that takes the initiative, and able to self manage

  • Have an affinity with BGV’s mission and values and be excited about the opportunity to work with socially motivated startups

  • Be team oriented, with a ‘can do’ and ‘hands on’ approach to helping out the wider BGV team wherever necessary

What can we offer you?

  • An amazing experience working alongside startups solving big social and environmental problems

  • Exposure to our growing network of alumni, mentors and investors

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata

  • A great work environment and supportive team culture

  • Annual professional development budget

Any questions about the role please email

We are committed to building a diverse community and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

Role posted - 2019-10-21T18:29:54Z 7:29pm, 21st Oct 2019 BST