Sales Intern at BitPesa


Sales Intern

Contract in London, GB - Internship - Sales

Company Summary:

BitPesa ( is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of 40 spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Job Summary:
The Sales Intern is an integral entry-level role into the company. They will be responsible for finding sales prospects online, creating a daily list of new prospects and liaising with sales manager to catalogue and send first contact emails to the new leads. This is a short-term position of a maximum of 3 months, after which the intern is eligible to be promoted to Sales Assistant.

Key Responsibilities:

Sales Support

  • Research on sales prospects
  • Ability to develop and refine spreadsheets
  • Schedule meetings between sales prospects and managers
  • Maintain catalogue of sales contacts
  • Offer any other support as required by the Regional Sales Manager


  • Ability to meet daily goals of finding sales leads
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong internet and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Skype, LinkedIn)
  • Ability to work independently