Lingumi is hiring an

International Markets Internship (London) - Building for the next 500M young learners

London, United Kingdom

Location: London hub

Why Lingumi

Our mission is to help children (2-6) all around the world learn critical skills, affordably and effectively, from the world's best teachers. We teach more effectively than a live teacher, for a fraction of the price, making education scalable, effective, and accessible through asynchronous learning and communication. We've started with speaking English, and have already built the most effective, affordable and fun way to do so - all through a connected mobile or tablet.

Our people are a smart bunch, brought together by our mission, and work extremely hard to deliver on what is required. We can clearly see how our role plays a key part in the company's success and are super hungry to grow in our careers. We aim to consistently achieve great results, but if we don't, that's ok - we learn from our mistakes and progress forward. We're humble in our approach and are team players. Collectively, we speak over eight languages in the team and are spread across four hubs - London, Cardiff, Singapore and Shenzhen.

Our customers love what we do and advocate our mission. We really care about their child's development, providing them with the critical skills that they need to succeed in life. Parents praise us and children love us - with some families using Lingumi for over three years. Together, we're only at the beginning of what we can achieve.

Our technology allows us to create innovative ways to teach the Lingumi children in new ways - we're working on ground-breaking technology that will revolutionise how they learn. Children can connect to their friends and other children from around the world, to learn together, and take us one step closer to connecting this world and making it a better place.

Our investors and advisors range from Europe's best VC's, including Local Globe and ADV, to advisors such as Michael O'Sullivan, former CEO of Cambridge Assessment and the British Council in China.

How we get there:

We’re on an exciting trajectory - over the last year we've gained incredible traction through the first course on our platform, and are rapidly scaling our customer base, particularly across mainland China, and Taiwan. However, our target is to teach 100 million children critical skills by 2025, so we're only just beginning! The next step will be identifying new markets to expand into in 2021.

What we’re looking for:

  • We're now looking for interns who can support our new market research and testing within our International Team
  • You must be fluent in one or more of the following target languages: Japanese, Korean, Italian, German and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • You are someone who is analytical and comfortable researching topics following clear deadlines
  • You can confidently use your existing network and reach out to new contacts both on the customer side and and industry experts to further our understanding of the local market
  • You can build social communities from scratch ideally with experience of Facebook or local popular channels e.g. LINE

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Researching the educational landscape in the target country and identifying the opportunities for Lingumi’s growth
  • Sourcing local contacts and leading interviews to get a deeper understanding of customer needs and desires
  • Work with the Community team to set up social media community groups to educate new users and improve engagement through the creation of localised content

Here's what you must have:

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Italian, German and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Experience within a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated analytical and research acumen
  • Ability to think and execute autonomously
  • A love for getting deep into the details

The benefits of working for Lingumi:

  • Generous salary and equity packages
  • Company laptop (if you need one)
  • 20 days of paid holiday, plus the week of Chinese New Year (for CN/SG team members) or the Christmas to New Year break, as paid leave
  • Coaching on request depending on your needs - whether you need someone to talk to on a regular basis outside of work, or specifically on developing your leadership skills. We have an extensive network and will put you in touch with the right coach for your needs
  • We ask you to be located near enough to one of our Hubs so you can attend key team meetings and events (where safe to do so), but we embrace remote work and working from home, and we have done for many years. Lingumi hasn't had to react to COVID-19 working conditions so you'll have a smooth experience whether in the office or not. Outside of core meetings, you can organise your time how you want - some team members spend their less less productive afternoon hours for personal wellness things like going to the gym or getting a haircut
  • We offer a £50 per month 'health budget' to help subsidise gym memberships, classes, mental health applications or similar paid services (e.g. Calm, Headspace, etc.)
  • We offer a £1000 per year budget on Learning & Development specifically for courses, coaches, books, or mentoring related to your career growth
  • We provide you with all the home office equipment you need to be productive at home
  • We take the team on an annual retreat for 1 week (usually somewhere warm!)

Every child deserves an equal chance in life. If you share our vision of building, inspiring and empowering the world's next generation of learners, apply to join our team today.