Off-cycle / summer internship

About us

LoyalRate is a marketplace that enables customers to bulk-buy their everyday local purchases in advance. individual customers benefit from discounts and rewards for their loyalty and support, while local businesses benefit from receiving cashflow upfront. LoyalRate is part of Optimico, a start-up originator with several successful e-commerce related start-up projects

About this internship

This internship is fully tailored to you: Your strengths, your weaknesses, your interests and your schedule!

We are looking to create a position that perfectly fit you as an individual, and this flexible internship is the chance for both of us to learn what works best for you


For off-cycle internships, the expected workload will be c. 10 hours a week and no more than 15 hours a week, on a part-time basis. If you’d like to join our full-time summer internship intake, we can also arrange for a full-time commitment

As part of your internship, you will be working directly with Mai (our founder), having the chance to collaborate with some other interns in team projects and working together with other LoyalRate staff. You will be directly reporting to, and be coached by Mai, and learn from our full team (including, but not limited to, Product Manager, Front/Back end Developer, and Designer who works on our product). You will also have the chance to engage with beta users directly

You will be given tasks at the beginning of the week via team collaboration tools. You have the flexibility to complete these tasks within your own time. Toward the end of the week, there will be a weekly meeting to discuss your output and with prompt weekly feedback given for you to improve

The internship will be volunteer and remote, enabling you to fit the work around your study schedule, enrich your CV and gain valuable skills while studying/having other life commitments

If we have found a great mutual fit between you and our company throughout this apprenticeship, we’ll consider you for a full-time role in our company after the internship. If we found that you are better suited for another company, e.g. one of a larger size/later stage, we’ll happily provide reference and intros where appropriate

Your tasks

We are a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, ambitious team with a passion for business, and having fun at work. As part of this team, we are looking for talented and very motivated interns, with an appetite to create lasting relationships in order to grow the business of LoyalRate. As part of this volunteer internship, you will learn skills across a variety of business fields while working with others in a team. You can choose exposure in any of the following, and also continue to change your preferences throughout the internship once you learn more about yourself:

  • Marketing: Work with us on marketing tasks to develop LoyalRate presence in the UK market
  • Operations / HR: Building operational processes and assisting with the recruitment process of sales team members
  • Fundraising: Work with us on fundraising tasks and prepare key materials for investor meetings
  • Accounting: Work with us on book-keeping tasks and prepare our annual financial statements
  • Sales: Pro-actively support the business development team to approach and acquire new clients through defining new business opportunities and unique pitches
  • Business strategy and development: Support the planning and execution of campaigns and projects to grow our share of the market
  • Product: Execute product development plans, prepare material to support the commercial offer and participate in key account meetings

Your profile

  • Smart cookie: You are working towards, or already have, an excellent bachelor’s / master’s degree from a reputable university
  • Great communicator: Confidence in communication and a persuasive and engaging writing style
  • Analytics lover: Fluent use of excel / data / analytics software / details oriented
  • Fast learner & self-starter: Ability to learn quickly and get stuck-in
  • Positive character: Looking for the up-side, a team player with drive, conscientious with a strong hands-on mentality
  • English speaker: English language native / fluent, other languages are a plus
  • Availability: Available in 2021 for a 3-6 months part-time, flexible, remote volunteer internship. Possibility to transfer into a permanent role upon successful completion

Why this opportunity?

  • A proven business model with strong potential growth
  • Opportunity to join and shape the new UK entity of a fast-growing digital startup at an early stage
  • Autonomy and decision making capabilities from day one
  • Great opportunities for personal development and focused career training
  • Professional reference at the end of your internship
  • A dynamic and motivated team, working in a professional and fun environment
  • Flexible working models and remote, possible to fit the work around your study schedule, enrich your CV and gain valuable skills while studying
  • Possibility to transfer into a permanent role upon successful completion

We look forward to receiving your application with your CV at hr@loyalrate.com. Please also include your availability and work arrangement preference.

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