This program is born out of the realization that internships are a significant way in which to lure new and youthful talent from students to the organization while enabling them to meet their short-term needs and assistance in the career learning process. The interns also bring with them to the organization, enthusiasm and current theoretical knowledge that may be useful and value-adding to its work.

The YOIV internship program is a product of careful research and planning for its effectiveness and productivity. International students are granted short term internships in Kenya’s top ranking government organizations, Communication operators in Kenya, and manufacturing firms. Our internship program focuses on the following firms/institutions.

ICT Authority Kenya

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology. The corporation was established in August 2013. The Authority is tasked with rationalizing and streamlining the management of all Government of Kenya ICT functions. Its broad mandate entails enforcing ICT standards in Government and enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication. They also promote ICT literacy, capacity, innovation and enterprise in line with the Kenya National ICT Masterplan 2017.

ICT Authority is spread out to all the 47 counties in Kenya.

The YOIV Kenya acts as a linking medium for international interns who are looking for IT opportunities in Africa, and ICT programs in Kenya.

Huduma Kenya

Huduma Kenya reception

Huduma Kenya Program is a Government of Kenya initiative whose aim is to turn around public service delivery by providing efficient and accessible Government services at the convenience of citizens through various integrated service delivery platforms. The Ministry of Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs is implementing the program through the Huduma Kenya Secretariat.

Huduma Kenya services are very diverse, and YOIV Kenya is keen to identify key opportunities for international interns in the area of ICT.  

Kenya Power

Kenya power high voltage transmission

Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 6,761,090 million by end of June 2018.

The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers.

The Government has a controlling stake at 50.1% of shareholding with private investors at 49.9%. Kenya Power is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Kenya power organizes Internship Opportunities that aim interns to gain hands-on work experience and develop key employability skills that will help them stand out in the current labour market. This program is in line with Government’s Youth Initiative to develop a pool of young talent for the Kenyan Labor Market.

Telecommunication companies in Kenya

Telecommunication companies in Kenya provide communication solutions to customers. Apart from connecting people, they also provide international courier services. In recent years, domestic and international bandwidth has increased dramatically for optical fibre submarine cables. Here is the list of telecommunication companies in Kenya you should be aware of. Go check it out.

Telecommunication companies in Kenya are regulated by a legal statute known as the Kenya Information and Communications Act. The regulatory body was established in the year 1999. The authority of telecommunication companies in Kenya develops communication, multimedia, postal, courier, electronic commerce and broadcasting sector.

  1. Safaricom

In Kenya, it is the leading company that is associated with telecommunications. Safaricom has the strongest as well as the widest network coverage in Kenya. It is also the home to the leading mobile service M-PESA (a mobile wallet, money transfer).

  1. Airtel Kenya

This company provides communication services to the entire Kenyan population. Apart from providing telecom services, this company also has a money transfer service called Airtel money where users can send money to one another using their phones.

  1. Telkom Kenya

It is the only landline connection provider in Kenya. Services provided by this company include VoIP, international calling, roaming, postpaid and more. Orange Telecom Kenya is known as Telkom Kenya. It was established in the year 1999. It provides integrated communication, a wide range of data service and voice service in Kenya. It is one of the sole providers of landline services.