Internship Opoortunities for African Youth offered by The Youth Café

Deadline : 15 Oct 2020

Nonprofit organization: The Youth Café

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Study level: Undergraduate

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Internship Opoortunities for African Youth offered by The Youth Café

The Youth Café is offering internships opportunities  for young professionals, students, and recent graduates who are interested in undertaking an internship in an African country. As its Programme offers qualified and eligible local, international, and diaspora students office-based, online, and in the field the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in both The Youth Cafe’s and third party companies’ work and under the direct supervision of experienced staff and/or adviser.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Persons who satisfy all the following requirements are eligible to apply:
  2. Agreeing with the purpose of this program and willing to cooperate with host organizations for promoting overseas business development, and building networks with overseas universities etc.
  3. Holding citizenship of an African country or region.
  4. Proficiency in English language.
  5. Applicants should be at least 20 years of age and not older than 40 as of September 14, 2019.
  6. Applicants must be able to submit a school or university enrolment or graduation certificate and/or a letter of recommendation from the (enrolled/graduated) university or company etc.
  7. Able to undertake required training and full-time or part time internship at the host company.
  8. Satisfying with any other individual conditions required by each company.
  9. Person who previously participated in this program of FY2017 through FY2018 can not apply this year.

Internships period:

The duration of an internship is normally between six and sixteen weeks. The total duration may be extended up to a maximum of six months, when there are special requirements and / or special needs of the receiving division / office.

Intern responsibilities:

  1. Formulating an internship plan (roles/goals, etc. of an intern) discussing with the Internship manager
  2. Participating in pre-training, follow-up training, and wrap-up presentation.
  3. Engaging in full-time internship during the designated period.
  4. Taking responsibility for their own safety and health thoroughly. Contact with The Youth Cafe and the host company regularly, continually reporting or consulting with them in case of injury or mental disease etc.
  5. Being obliged to handle some tasks requested from the program office (document, notification, and report) not only during internship period but also before and after the internship.
  6. Appropriate behavior required as a young professional .
  7. This program offers work experience, not actual employment. It aims to provide interns with workplace skills and know-how. Please note it is not a substitute for casual or part-time employment etc.
  8. Internships are offered depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of units/offices to receive and supervise intern.

Internships benefits:

  1. Allowance: The Youth Cafe doesn’t pay interns. Host companies have different policies for paying interns for the entire duration of the internship.
  2. Travel costs and accommodation expenses associated with the internship.
  3. Internship insurance.

About The Youth Café:

The Youth Café is a not-for profit pan-African youth organization that was founded in 2012 and works with young men and women in Africa and around the world to, to foster community resilience, propose innovative solution, drive social progress, enable youth empowerment and inspire political change. The Youth Café is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Opportunities: Internships

Eligible Country: Algeria , Comoros , Egypt , Mauritania , Somalia , Djibouti , Libya , Morocco , Tunisia

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