Full Time
Remote, Gabon

Marketing Strategy Intern (Valhko Labs)

2-Month Internship - Marketing Strategy Intern for Sustainability Products as a Service.

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Valhko is a consultancy start-up dedicated to promoting sustainable development and fostering positive environmental impact. We empower communities, businesses and local governments with sustainable market solutions to adapt in a challenging global marketplace while addressing the unique needs of Africa. We are currently developing two transformative products: Mapu, an analytical software that strengthens risk management and decision-making processes for investments in carbon credits, sustainable energy, agriculture, and forestry; and Portala, an African-sourced job placement network for Climate tech professionals.

As a Marketing Strategy Intern, you will play a vital role in developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for our sustainability products as a service in Central and West Africa. Your main objective will be to create marketing plans that effectively cater to the needs of communities, local governments, and businesses, ensuring their access to climate finance is facilitated. Additionally, you will support the marketing efforts for Mapu and Portala, focusing on promoting their adoption and awareness among the target audience in the region.


  • Conduct market research to understand the current landscape, challenges, and opportunities in Central and West Africa related to sustainability products, risk management, climate finance, and job placement in Climate tech.
  • Analyze customer segments, target markets, and competition to identify key opportunities and develop effective marketing strategies for Mapu and Portala.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to create compelling marketing materials, including brochures, presentations, and online content, tailored to the needs of the target audience in the region.
  • Identify and engage with potential partners, such as local governments, NGOs, financial institutions, investors, and job placement agencies, to promote the adoption of Mapu and Portala.
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating marketing campaigns, events, and initiatives to raise awareness and drive engagement with our sustainability products as a service.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing efforts, tracking key performance indicators and making data-driven recommendations for improvements.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and regulations related to sustainability, risk management, climate finance, and Climate tech job placement.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Environmental Studies, or a related field.
  • Strong passion for sustainability, climate change, and environmental issues in Central and West Africa.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and extract insights.
  • Creative mindset and ability to think strategically.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with marketing tools and platforms.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous experience in marketing, sustainability, risk management, or related fields is a plus.


  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in developing marketing strategies for sustainability products and services in Central and West Africa.
  • Collaborate with a dedicated and passionate team working towards a common goal.
  • Learn about climate finance and its role in driving sustainable development in the region.
  • Enhance your research, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Opportunity to network with professionals in the sustainability, risk management, and Climate tech sectors.

Please submit your resume, along with a brief cover letter highlighting your interest in the internship and relevant qualifications. Include any prior experience or coursework related to marketing, sustainability, or climate change. Applications should be sent to jhnkeng@valhko.com. We will review applications on a rolling basis and contact shortlisted candidates for interviews.

Join us in making a positive impact on Africa's sustainable development journey!