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This business internship will provide students with insights into the business ecosystem in South Africa and give them opportunities to network and grow their practical business knowledge.

Business and Entrepreneurship

Online Global LearningOnline Global Learning | Virtual Internships Kenya

Overview

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are an integral part of the Kenyan Economy. Kenya has over 7 million MSMEs contributing approximately 40% to the GDP. The number of registered businesses in Kenya significantly increased over the last few years due to affordable 3G internet connections and an investor-friendly government. This business internship provides students with insights into the business ecosystem in Kenya and provides them with opportunities to network and grow their practical business knowledge. Interns will be based at a business hub that supports various start-ups in Kenya and will use their skill-sets to support the development of emerging local businesses. 

Prerequisites: Interns should be enrolled in a degree program at a tertiary institution and be studying business or something related.

Learning Outcomes

All EDU Africa internships are outcomes-based, and designed for interns to meet the following objectives in line with our transformation goal of Professional Development

  1. Acquire and articulate hard and soft skills 
  2. Understand the applications of professional competencies within an African context
  3. Connect the insights gained during the internship to other future career objectives

Key Skills

EDU Africa interns will be involved in project- and/or activity-based engagements with their host companies. There is a strong focus on the development and application of key skills. These include: 

  • Intercultural competencies
  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Tolerance for ambiguity 
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication skills
  • Virtual professional competencies

While project-specific work with host organizations will form the bulk of the internship, our internships also include facilitated group sessions where these key skills are foregrounded and international and cross-disciplinary networking with interns across our programs is encouraged. While embarking on project work, interns will engage with several context-specific professionals in order to enhance their professional experience. 

At least one African intern will be included for every three international interns per program. 

The skill level required for particular programs will be outlined according to the project work involved. 

What kinds of tasks/projects can virtual interns get involved in?

  • Project-based learning 
  • Marketing plans/marketing research
  • Business plans
  • Surveys
  • Data collection
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • Analyzing data

Evaluation

Our internships focus on “living” outputs that will support our interns as they further their professional journeys. 

Upon successful completion of the internship, each intern will be asked to produce a shareable formal reflection on their professional and personal learnings and receive:

  1. Some survey feedback on their team’s performance from the host organization
  2. A professional reference letter from EDU Africa
  3. A certificate and a digital badge of completion

Length of Internship

8 weeks, 80 hours (10 hours per week)

Cost

USD 985

Dates

20 May to 15 July 2024

Registration Deadline: 1 April 2024

Pre-requisites

  • Please read the virtual internship options descriptions below for specific program prerequisites
  • We require all participants to be in good academic standing (GPA 2.0 and higher)
  • Students must, at the time of application and program participation, be enrolled in a degree program at a tertiary institution
  • Participants need to be culturally aware and open-minded to thrive in this program
  • All lectures and tutorials are conducted in English therefore a good command of the English language is essential
  • Students must have access to reliable Wi-Fi connectivity and a computer that can access the Zoom platform

How to Apply

Please ensure that you review the prerequisites and eligibility requirements for your desired internship program before completing the Application Form

Applicants will be contacted within 14 working days of submitting their application to set up an interview as the second stage of the process.

The final determination will be communicated thereafter.

Payment will be due on confirmation of acceptance.

We welcome and encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds.

Apply now

For more information, please contact Nicole at admissions@edu-africa.com


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