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Virtual ExchangeVirtual Exchange | Virtual Internships Kenya

Overview

Kenya is home to over 200 tech startups that design solutions to solve everyday problems through technology. Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, has over time become a technology hub and adopted the name “Silicon Savannah”. Kenya has over seven million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) which play a vital role in its economic development, contributing approximately 40% to the GDP. This business internship will provide students with insights into the business ecosystem in Kenya and give them opportunities to network and grow their practical business knowledge. Interns will be based at a business hub that supports various startups in Nairobi, and they will engage in interactive sessions with MSMEs and business policy experts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire and articulate hard and soft skills
  • Understand the applications of professional competencies in the African context
  • Connect insights gained during study abroad to wider future career objectives

Group Sessions

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

Key Skills

EDU Africa interns are involved in project and/or activity-based engagements with their host company, and 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 the host organization forms 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 per three international interns on a program.

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

Length of Internship

8 weeks, 80 hours (10hours per week)

Cost

USD 985

Dates

23 May to 18 July 2022

Pre-requisites

  • Interns should be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and be studying business or something related to this field.
  • 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; hence a good command of the English language is essential
  • Access to reliable wifi and a computer that can access the Zoom platform

How to Apply

Please ensure that you review the pre-requisites for your Virtual Internships before completing the application form.

Applicants will be contacted within 7 days of their application and the final determination will be communicated soon thereafter.

The final determination will be communicated soon afterward.

A 10% deposit will be due on confirmation of acceptance.

We welcome and encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds.

Applications close on the 1st of May.

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