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State Diamond Trader: Economics / Business Management Internship

State Diamond Trader is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Economics / Business Management Intern to join our team. This internship provides an exceptional opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the diamond industry while contributing to our mission of responsible and ethical trading.

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  • Market Research: Conduct research on the global diamond industry, market trends, and competitive analysis to support strategic decision-making.
  • Data Analysis: Analyze economic and financial data related to diamond trading, including pricing, supply and demand trends, and market dynamics.
  • Business Strategy: Assist in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the State Diamond Trader's market position and profitability.
  • Financial Analysis: Support financial planning and budgeting processes, including the creation of financial models and forecasts.
  • Business Development: Collaborate with the team to identify potential growth opportunities and contribute to business development initiatives.
  • Reporting: Prepare reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations to senior management.
  • Ad Hoc Tasks: Undertake various ad hoc tasks as required by the team to support the overall mission of the State Diamond Trader.
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics, Business Management, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and adapt to a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong desire to learn and contribute to responsible and ethical diamond trading practices.
Job Benefits
  • Gain practical experience in the diamond industry.
  • Work with a diverse and experienced team of professionals.
  • Exposure to real-world economic and business challenges.
  • Mentorship and professional development opportunities.
  • Competitive compensation and potential for future employment.
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Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
July 11, 2024
Valid through
October 17, 2025
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