Deadline: January 27, 2017

With a 17-year track record of investing in Africa and seven successful funds, Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) is the first private equity group to raise more than $2.7 billion for investment in companies across the African continent. ECP has invested in over 60 companies across multiple funds and completed over 40 exits. ECP is currently investing ECP Africa Fund III ($613 million). 

Registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ECP upholds a culture of accountability, good governance and innovation that makes it an attractive investment partner to Africa-based companies and institutional investors around the world. The firm identifies and invests in companies with compelling growth opportunities, where the firm can align its interests with managers who share its values. ECP is an active investor that provides board representation, strategic advice and operational support to its companies. This approach has proved that investors can achieve strong returns in Africa in an honest and transparent manner. 

ECP is headquartered in Washington and has offices in Paris, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Tunis, Douala and Abidjan. 

For more information, please refer to our website. 


Summer Associates will be exposed to various aspects of the deal evaluation and execution processes. Summer Associates may also work on key strategic initiatives at any of ECP’s current portfolio companies. Summer Associate responsibilities include: 

  • Industry and company research
  • Financial modeling and analysis 
  • Transaction and due diligence support 
  • Preparation of investment memorandums 
  • Portfolio company monitoring


The ECP team is seeking first-year MBA candidates for its 2017 summer internship program. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of banking, consulting or relevant industry experience (e.g. operating, financial or strategy work for telecoms & ICT, consumer, financial services, infrastructure & logistics). Previous private equity experience is preferred, but not required. Ideal candidates will have had exposure to Africa and a demonstrated interest in the continent. 

Application Submission Requirements

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter (1 page each) through their career centers. 

ECP is only hiring interns for its African offices. Please specify your preferred office location(s) in the subject line of your cover letter. 

Applications are due by 11.59pm EST on January 27, 2017. Any questions can be e-mailed to Brian Mwiti.