Internships in Kenya
Interested in interning in Kenya? Search companies offering placements in places like Nairobi and Mombassa.
Internships in Kenya for Foreigners
If you are keen to join an internship in Africa then Kenya is a highly recommended destination. This is a great opportunity for someone in or aspiring to boost a career. These placements are a unique and different experience for the participants C.V. There are lots of great places to live, work and explore in Kenya too.
What You Will Learn
As an intern in Kenya you can get involved in the research and writing of news articles on national news, environmental issues, business, politics, and sports, among other subjects.
Types of Internships
There are so many different internships available in a wide range of fields including:
- Community Based
- Journalism & Media
- Wildlife Conservation
Internships in Nairobi
Many who have visited Kenya, have an impression that, "Nairobi is East Africa's hub of fun" and a fantastic city to intern in.
The city is awash with standard fun bobbling joints for the young and the old alike. Nairobi is the only city in the world where one can go for a game drive in the wild, thus, weekends out to the Nairobi National Park could be in order. For a cultural night out a visit to the Bomas of Kenya, will leave you thrilled and educated about various Kenyan traditional cultures, music and history. One could also climb Mount Longonot, two hours drive from the city, for skilled climbers.
The mountain's icy peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5,189m) are accessible only to experienced mountaineers. Kenyans are uniquely hospitable people, intelligent and out going. A chat with them over a drink after a hard day's work could be equally a fun. Note that one can only take on these activities when off duty, during the weekends or either before or after the placement. Safaris and other travel plans can also be arranged for you before or during your stay. These are competitively priced as we use local operators only.
Some placements do not have restrictions but some companies tend to only take people who have some connection to the industry you are applying. Most companies will require you to be aged 17+.
Finding paid internships in Kenya for foreigners is difficult. Most international agencies charge a fee to get a reputable placement. Prices are approx, each project is priced depending on time of year and type of accomodation available. Quotes are also available in US$.
What is Usually Included:
- Accomodation either with secure and quality host families or on-site rooms, choice is yours.
- Induction and local agent contact
- Project fees for tuition
- Airport Transfers and collection in host country.
- Meals - please state food prefrences when booking if vegetarian etc