5 Open Internship Opportunities in Kenya (15th May to 19th May)

As the sun rises over the beautiful landscapes of Kenya, it brings with it a new dawn of opportunities. This week, from the 15th to the 19th of May, a myriad of companies across various industries in our vibrant nation are opening their doors to young, ambitious individuals seeking to gain practical experience in their fields of interest.

1. Logistics Assistants at The Nature Conservancy in Nairobi

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been a leader in environmental conservation, working globally to protect lands and waters. With over 1 million members and 400 scientists, TNC is committed to creating a sustainable future. The organization offers competitive benefits, including healthcare, pension plans, parental leave, and more.

TNC values diversity and inclusivity, aiming to create a work environment where all employees feel valued and empowered. Their mission in Africa focuses on sustainable development, leveraging scientific and technical expertise to tackle global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Job Overview

The Logistics Assistants will support the Operations Administrator at The Nature Conservancy’s regional office in Nairobi. Key responsibilities include:

  • Operations Support: Coordinate tasks related to operations, procurement, events, training, office management, and volunteer programs.
  • Administrative Tasks: Assist with banking functions, quotation collection, office supply purchases, document filing, and photocopying.
  • Vehicle Coordination: Manage vehicle access, allocation, and taxi services for staff, including coordinating with external drivers and rental cars.
  • Event Coordination: Book meetings, conference venues, accommodation, and airport transfers.
  • Problem Solving: Handle routine issues and maintain confidentiality with supervisor assistance.
  • Office Administration: Support office security, janitorial duties, and be flexible with travel and overtime as needed.

Qualifications

  • Required: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and at least one year of experience or equivalent combination.
  • Skills: Administrative support, deadline management, communication, and proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Additional: Experience driving with a valid Kenyan license, computer literacy, and familiarity with fieldwork activities.

Application Process

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to join a mission-driven team making a significant impact on conservation and community wellbeing.

For more information and to apply, visit https://internships.co.ke/job/logistics-assistant-at-the-nature-conservancy/

2. Paid Marketing Intern at Helpjuice (Fast-Growing SaaS)

Imagine working for a company that enables others to build their own ChatGPT. Helpjuice, established in 2011, powers knowledge sharing for 8,000 companies, serving over 8 million users daily. They work with both large organizations and startups.

Why Choose Helpjuice?

  • 100% remote
  • Flexible work hours
  • Flat communication structure
  • Transparent salary approach
  • Merit-based salary increases

Working Culture

Helpjuice combines a laid-back atmosphere with high-tech startup energy. Their team includes top talent from around the world, promoting a culture of constant innovation.

Ideal Candidates

Fresh graduates who:

  • Write witty content
  • Are proactive and eager to learn
  • Are tech-savvy and organized

Required Skills

  • Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, or related field
  • Proven writing and editing skills
  • Blogging experience
  • Strong command of English
  • Basic understanding of keyword research

Internship Details

  • Two-month paid internship
  • Full-time commitment
  • Writing test required before the interview
  • High performers may join the team full-time

Opportunities

  • Work with a large marketing team
  • Write and receive feedback on long-form articles
  • Learn SEO and experiment with new ideas
  • Create content for social media and other platforms

Apply here

3. Mechanical Engineer II at Coast Water Works Development Agency (CWWDA)

The Coast Water Works Development Agency (CWWDA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation, established by the Water Act 2016. CWWDA is responsible for the development of water and sanitation infrastructure across six counties in the Coast Region: Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, and Taita Taveta. The agency focuses on ensuring sustainable water resources and sanitation services for the communities within its jurisdiction.

Job Overview

Position: Mechanical Engineer II, Job Grade CWWDA 7
Location: Coast Region

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare design drawings and specifications.
  • Repair and maintain vehicles, plants, and machinery.
  • Inspect and recommend repairs for vehicles and plants.
  • Verify spare parts requirements.
  • Prepare valuation reports for vehicles and plants.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

Benefits

  • Salary: Ksh. 43,639 – Ksh. 55,345 per month
  • Allowances: House, commuter, and leave as per HR policy
  • Medical cover: As per HR policy

Application Process

Submit a detailed CV, ID copy, academic certificates, and testimonials by May 28, 2024, to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Coast Water Works Development Agency
P.O. Box 90417 – 80100, Mombasa.

  • Indicate the position applied for on the envelope or subject line for online applications.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Equal opportunity employer, encouraging youth, women, marginalized groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

For more details, visit CWWDA

4. Information Technology Support Intern at UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority, setting the agenda and promoting sustainable development. The internship is based in the Governance Affairs Office in Nairobi.

Job Overview

Position: IT Support Intern
Location: Nairobi

Responsibilities:

  • Update website content and manage accredited organizations
  • Upload documents and edit civil society webpages
  • Support registration processes for meetings
  • Conduct client satisfaction surveys and analyze feedback
  • Facilitate communication with governing bodies and member states
  • Manage the resolution’s portal
  • Provide administrative support to the Governance Affairs Office

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate studies in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related fields
  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from a relevant university program

Application Process

Apply via UNEP Careers.

5. Accounting Intern at KenGen Kenya

Join Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen), the foremost electric power producer in East Africa, and embark on a journey towards shaping the future of energy. Established in 1954, KenGen has been a pioneer in Kenya’s energy sector, delivering affordable and clean electricity to millions of Kenyans. With a market share of approximately 65%, KenGen continues to expand its energy sources and revenue streams while creating value for shareholders and stakeholders alike. Our diverse generation capacity includes Hydro, Geothermal, Thermal, and Wind, making us the largest energy producer in the region.

Job Summary: As an Accountant Intern at KenGen, you will play a crucial role in financial management, budgetary control, and reporting processes. This internship offers hands-on experience in developing and implementing sound accounting systems, supporting financial decision-making, and contributing to the company’s overall financial health.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Verify vouchers and committal documents to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  2. Prepare periodic reports in a timely manner to facilitate decision-making.
  3. Safeguard company records and assets, ensuring their safe custody.
  4. Analyze below-the-line accounts and assist with cashier duties as needed.
  5. Review payment documents and ensure compliance with relevant tax laws.
  6. Process payments and receipts, including writing cheques and updating cash books.
  7. Balance and reconcile cash books on a daily basis for accuracy.
  8. Manage cash withdrawals for office use and ensure their safety at all times.
  9. Verify supporting documents for letters of credit as required.
  10. Extract documents and information for financial audit purposes and periodic reports.

Person Specifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option), or a related field from a recognized institution.
  2. Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  3. Proficiency in financial management principles.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  6. Eagerness to learn and contribute to the organization’s success.

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Apply here

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