Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is an exciting, startup environment where team members take on big responsibilities across various functions in the company. It’s the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-starter individual who wants to expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship and the tech startup ecosystem across a wide range of skills and expertise.   

We are looking for a Stellenbosch University student with a passion for entrepreneurship. This person will help the Matie student community engage with the SU LaunchLab platform and, gaining invaluable experience in entrepreneurship.

The Student Engagement Intern supports the role of the VP of Innovation with the implementation and roll-out of student programmes to achieve the LaunchLab goals.


Position: Student Engagement Intern

Reporting: VP of Innovation

Output: Student-related programmes

Hours: 8 hours per week throughout the year

Rate: R2500 per month



The Student Engagement Intern will manage student-aimed programmes to achieve increased awareness and engagement by Maties students in entrepreneurial programmes. 


Scope of Work and deliverables:

Work Streams:

Work Stream Activities Deliverables
Student Engagement
  • Coordinating and Executing Entrepreneurship Intervarsity with EDHE, Including the SU IdeaSmash
  • Coordinating and Executing Student Entrepreneurship Week (SEW) in August.
  • Be the key point of contact for marketing and promotional needs where the student population at SU is a target audience.
  • Be the driver of other Student-focused initiatives, including but not limited to:
    • Office hours and student pitch-ins
    • Internships for students with LaunchLab startups
  • Execute planned SEW webinars
  • Activate monthly (Aug-Nov) PPS/digital venue where students can pitch their ideas to LL team members and receive feedback.
  • Generate and maintain a database of at least 50 potential interns for LaunchLab companies from undergraduate and honours students at SU.
  • Co-develop and execute  a ‘Student Engagement’ Strategy 
  • Put together relevant SOPs for Countdown and Lift-Off
  • Deliver according to dates and timelines as needed across Build, Countdown and Lift-Off
  • Participate in these programmes as available and desired


In order to apply, please send us a CV. We also ask for a video (60 seconds or less) telling us about your experience in University Engagement. Lastly, you will need to submit a Motivation Letter (250 words or less) answering the simple question ‘Why?’. 

We look forward to transforming seemingly impossible into world-shaping with you!