Internship: Impact Partnerships

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Impact Partnerships Intern

Empower impact organisations around the world to reach the last mile.


We are looking for an Impact Partnerships Manager who can help Simprints, a nonprofit tech company based in Cambridge, increase its reach and impact with our partners around the world, NGOs, social enterprises, and governments. You are confident, passionate, reliable, deeply collaborative, a quick learner, and thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment.


What are your responsibilities?

  • Continuously help improve and manage our business development pipeline from start to finish: screening, qualifying, prioritising, quoting, negotiating.
  • Conduct meetings and calls with potential impact partners to identify their pain points and challenges, and explore how Simprints can add value to their work.
  • Draft, test, and implement sales collaterals such as project quotes, in-person presentations, and scopes of work.
  • Generate leads through outbound work at industry events, conferences, and deployment trips.
  • Contribute to the development of a business model that helps Simprints maximise its impact while becoming financially sustainable.
  • Maintain and help improve the Simprints customer relationship management (CRM - Salesforce) system to power and streamline our sales activities.

Where is this role going?

We are looking for 3-month interns who are interested in potentially taking on a long-term role on our team. This is a great opportunity for someone with the right skill set and personality to join a fast-paced, startup environment and take significant responsibility from day one. If you thrive with us and stay for the long-term, you will eventually own your own funnel of impact partnerships opportunities around the world. Simprints is planning to go from being grant funded to 100% earned revenue driven within 3 years, something few, if any, social enterprises have achieved to date. Your work with our impact partners will lead the cutting-edge of social enterprise work globally, and grow your responsibility and leadership far faster than most roles.


What skills do you need?

You either have these skills, or you’re willing to learn them quickly:

Technical Skills:

  • Communications. You are an outward looking, confident communicator, in both writing and speaking. You have the ability to appropriately adapt your message to your audience, listen patiently, and ask thoughtful questions.
  • Client focus. You are a warm and empathetic individual who can build lasting positive relationships with people based on trust, respect, and reliability.
  • Organised. You are able to get things done when needed.
  • Attention to detail. You are sharp with an ability to understand, structure, and rigorously solve problems you encounter.
  • Integrity. You have a strong moral grounding and will not compromise on values, while remaining open-minded.
  • Initiative. You can juggle several things at the same time, switch between tasks, and jump on whatever fire is burning most. You are happy to pick up the phone to cold-call someone when needed.
  • Resilience. You are persistent and don’t allow setbacks to drag you down. Instead, you extract key learnings, turn them into opportunities for growth, and move on quickly.
  • Teamwork. You are independent and reliable, but also quick to ask for and extend help to others. You thoroughly enjoy working in a small, agile, fast-paced team.
  • Learning. You love learning new things and can pick up new tools quickly.
  • Passion.  You are passionate about our cause and truly believe in its social impact. You know how to manage your time, and when to ease off vs. when to give it all and go the extra mile. If building technology for poverty alleviation sounds exciting, we want to meet you.

Salary: £1100/month

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