Internship in Kenya

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  • Choose From A Wide Variety of Internship Programs ... one that is right for you

Are you looking for an internship program in Africa, that combines adventure and excitement with learning? Helping Abroad has the right programs for you in Kenya, which are reasonably priced yet reliable and excellent. You will be thrilled by what Kenya has to offer, while on your journey to learning. Get involved in various projects offered by Helping Abroad, like Orphanage Project, Teaching English Project, Medical Project and HIV/AIDS Project.

You will get to uncover Kenya in its local essence, while doing your internship abroad in this culturally rich country. Wildlife Safaris, enchanting landscapes, beaches, coral reefs and an unmatched culture is what you should look forward to when you visit Kenya for an internship experience. Travel to the pride of Africa, and unravel Kenya in its local essence. A country of vibrant contrasts and beauty, Kenya is a great destination for internship.

Join our internship programs and gain internship experience as well as an experience of a lifetime.

Fees and Dates

Internship programs in Kenya start on the first and third Mondays of each month.

Helping abroad offers the most affordable Kenya Internship program. Except our registration fee of $299, our fees start as low as $150. You pay your fees directly to host families or your internship program as you will exactly know where your money is being spent. You can click the link to get the detailed information about internship fees in Kenya.

Internship Programs

Orphanage Internship in Kenya

orphan child with an intern

Deeply rooted problems like poverty and conflict have left numerous children orphaned in Kenya. Helping Abroad partners with orphanages that home these children and provides opportunities for internship to those who are interested in interning with these orphanages.

During internship in the orphanage project, interns will be indulged in activities like teaching and taking care of the children living there. They can teach and tutor them with their homework, teach them basic life skills, hygiene and sanitation. Interns are free to choose administration work if they want to, supporting the team with daily administration tasks.

Interns will be benefiting from this project, by getting an insight into the lives of children who live in orphanages if they are interested to get involved in social work in the future. They will also get to learn administrative duties required when running an orphanage.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There are no specific requirements or qualifications needed for internship in the orphanage project, however, traits like patience, flexibility and compassion are expected from the interns.

Teaching Internship in Kenya

Teaching internship in Kenya

Due to lack of trained teachers and professionals teaching english, improving english skills remains a Herculean tasks for youngs Kenyans studying in under resourced schools. Internship as an English teacher can help these young students communicate and comprehend English better.

Interns in this project will be responsible for taking English classes, aligning to the local curriculum, or assisting the local teachers arrange activities and lessons. They can even help the teachers in curriculum development. If interested, interns can assist in administrative duties of the school as well.

Teaching English Project is highly recommended to those who want to take up teaching as a profession in the future. Interns will get to learn a lot about classroom dynamics and will get to teach english in a challenging environment.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

The project does not have specific requirements for internship, however native English speakers are preferred. Non native speakers with fluent English can also apply.

HIV/AIDS Internship Project

Intern with children in HIV/AIDS awareness program

Hundreds of families in Kenya have been devastatingly been affected by HIV/AIDS. Hence, there have been many efforts made by government and non government bodies to raise awareness and reduce the infection and death due to HIV/AIDS among the people.

Interns in this project are expected to lead awareness campaigns and give counseling to people. They can also conduct educational trainings and help the organization establish community outreach programs. Interns can also choose to get involved in administrative tasks.

The interns will get a great opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS and its implications in the Kenyan societies. They will get to work hands on with the local community, and will be a good start to a career based on community development and public health.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

There is no specific requirement that the intern needs to fulfill for this project. Flexibility, patience and compassion are traits that will be highly regarded for this project.

Medical Internship Project in Kenya

Kick start your professional journey in the medical field with internship abroad in Kenya’s Health Care Project. Helping Abroad partners with several local hospitals in Kenya and provides internship opportunities for medical students and professionals.

Internship in the healthcare project will indulge interns in performing basic medical duties like measuring patients’ blood pressure, temperature, height and weight and providing first aid care. They will get the opportunity to shadow the medical professionals, doctors and nurses, and will assist in counseling patients, maintaining health records and distributing medicines in health camps.

The interns will be directly benefited, as they get to learn a lot from the professionals, getting hands on experience providing medical services in Kenya. It is a great place to start a career in health and medical service.

Education Requirements and Project Skills:

Interns for the Health Care Project are required to have knowledge on medical studies or should be students who are studying or already graduated from medical school. Medical certification providing the evidence of the intern’s status as a medical professional (or in the process of becoming one) should be submitted to the project while applying.

Supervision and Field Support

The interns in the internship project will be guided and supervised by an experienced and qualified supervisor. Usually the head of the project will be mentoring the interns throughout the internship duration, guiding them professionally towards the completion of the project. Depending on the qualification and time allotted for the project, interns may be required to pay an additional supervision fee of $25-$50 per week to the supervisor.

College credit for internship project in Kenya

Please note that Helping Abroad does not provide college credits for internship project. Our local office or your supervisor can give you a letter verifying the duration and project of your internship. If you need college credit for your internship, please contact your own university or college. You can also talk to your professor.

Room and Food

Helping Abroad takes care of the food and accommodation of interns in Kenya. Mostly, interns will be staying with a host family in simple houses at safe and clean neighborhood with easy accessibility to internet cafes, supermarkets, restaurants and bus stops. Host families for Helping Abroad are well screened and are respectable community members. Interns are usually provided with a private bedroom, but occasionally rooms will be shared with a same-gender volunteers or interns. Most of our host families have experience with hosting international volunteers and interns. Host family stays are a great chance for cultural immersion and exchange.

Interns will be provided with meals (local Kenyan food) three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). However, other snacks and drinks outside the meal times will not be included. Vegetarian meals can be arranged for interns, however it should be aforementioned in the application form.

Free Time

The Internship does not require interns to get involved in work 24/7. They will have free time in their hands during the evenings and during weekends, which they can use for interacting with other interns and visiting local areas nearby. They can go and visit the famous national parks, get safari rides, visit the marvelous beaches and the great rift valley.