Internships in Kenya

Kenya conjures up images of vast African savannahs dotted with elephants, lions, and giraffes, and majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. And luckily, it lives up to this image. Kenya truly is stunning from a landscape perspective. From the Masai Mara and the Great Rift Valley to miles of striking coast lines, Kenya is a country rich in natural beauty. It’s also a country of colorful cultures and tribes, and welcoming communities.

In this exciting setting, we offer nonprofit internships. As an intern, you’ll be based in Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya on the shores of Lake Victoria with wide streets and lots of colonial architecture. From here, it’s easy for you to explore Kenya with its diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities.



Psychology and Social Work Internship

Applications open for 2021

Social Work and Psychology Internship in Kenya

Social Work and Psychology Internship in Kenya

12-26 weeks

Kisumu, Kenya

Social Work, Psychology

Help provide mentorship, counseling, and positive stimulation for vulnerable children.

NGO Management Internship

Applications open for 2021

NGO Management Internship at Educational Center in Kenya

NGO Management Internship at Educational Center in Kenya

8-26 week

Kisumu, Kenya

NGO Management, All-round position

Be part of an NGO that provides education and food security to vulnerable and orphaned children.

internship opportunities in Kenya

Why do a nonprofit internship in Kenya

Kenya is a place that most people only visit through social media and television. It’s landscapes and people are well known around the world, but few get to experience these things for themselves. Internship opportunities in Kenya are your chance to get to experience this beautiful country and its people, all while gaining valuable work experience. Besides completing an internship, you’ll gain extra resume points by travelling and exposing yourself to new cultures.

Our NGO internships in Kenya are located in Kisumu, a town that lies on the edge of the famous Lake Victoria. The possibilities for adventure are endless, and you’ll have a chance to experience this area from the point of view of both a local and a tourist. If you plan it right, you can create time before or after your internship to travel throughout Kenya, visiting Mount Kilimanjaro, the Masai Mara, the Great Rift Valley or anywhere that catches your eye. Don’t forget, Tanzania is right next door, so take a trip to the Serengeti or the colorful island of Zanzibar!

internship opportunities in Kenya

Our nonprofit partner in Kenya

Founded in 2015 in Kisumu, Kenya, our nonprofit partner organization’s aim is to “empower and inspire people to initiate the individual and societal transformation we want to see”. They work towards an environment allowing people to thrive and fulfill their potential. It is their role to build the capacity of people and organizations they work with, build bridges between agents of change to co-create this environment.

The organization partners with a local education center that provides education, food security, and healthcare for over 300 vulnerable & orphaned children from the community. They support this education center by providing financial aid and strengthening their capacity by consulting in organizational development. They also help by designing and managing educational and development projects, facilitating alternative educational projects, training teachers and more!

If you are studying education, nonprofit management, social work or psychology, or if you are trying to gain experience in any of these areas, then you will definitely want to consider joining us for a NGO internship in Kenya with this amazing grassroots organization!

NGO internships in Kenya

Information on the types of NGO Internships we offer in Kenya

Social Work and Psychology Internship – in this nonprofit internship you will support the development and implementation of programs that work towards empowering children, while working closely with local social workers and caregiving staff. You will get a chance to take charge of counseling sessions and other activities that support the children’s development. Your role will be designed according to your background and expertise, desired learning outcomes, and needs of the children.

NGO Management Internship – this internship is a unique chance to get a well-rounded knowledge base of what it’s like to manage a nonprofit organization. You will get a chance to be involved in most aspects of the organization, from fundraising to project management to marketing and communications. There is no better way to get work experience in the nonprofit industry than by doing an internship with a small, grassroots NGO in Africa.

Education Internship – become a more well-rounded educator by doing a pedagogy internship abroad. In this education internship in Kenya you’ll be working in a stimulating, learner-centered educational environment. You will be able to use your skills and expertise to introduce and train staff to new pedagogical methods and approaches. If you have ever wanted to assist in designing educational programs, you’ll get a chance in this internship.


Is it safe to do an internship in Kenya?

Yes! As long as you’re aware of your surroundings, educate yourself on recommended precautions, and use good common sense. Don’t forget, you’ll be living and working in a tight-knit community of both locals and internationals, and they are there to help you along the way, give you advice and make you feel comfortable and at home!

What are the living costs in Kenya?

It depends, of course, on how many extra activities you do and souvenirs you buy, but you can get a good estimate of the total cost of the internship based on the “fees” that are noted in the listing. All of our internships in Kenya include accommodation and meals, so that saves you budgeting for food and board.

When should I start planning my internship in Kenya?

The sooner the better! It’s good to give yourself enough time to plan your travels, apply for your visa if you need one, and get fully organised. We recommend starting the process at least 6 months ahead of time, however, we’re always happy to find you something last minute, if needed!

How do I apply for a nonprofit internship in Kenya?

First, take a look at our above list of internship opportunities in Kenya. Once you pick one that suits your interests and needs, you can apply by filling out the application form online. We’ll then get back to you within a couple of days and we’ll schedule an online interview. This will give us a chance to find out more about your goals, and it will allow you to ask any questions you may have. If it’s a good match, we’ll put your application forward to your host organisation. If you aren’t sure which internship opportunity you like best, send us a message and we’ll be happy to talk through the options with you! We want you to be placed in an internship that will give you the most beneficial work experience possible.

If you have more questions about our nonprofit internship opportunities in Kenya, just send us a message and we will be happy to reply right away!