[Kenya] Safaricom opens applications for its 2019 technology internship program
Safaricom has opened applications for its 2019 technology internship program. The Safaricom Technology Academy is a 3-month internship program that is targeted to Ongoing Kenyan Degree Students.
The internship positions are within the Technology Division and report to various designated supervisors. Students will undergo an internship program which includes a combination of job and functional exposure, work assignments and project assignments.
The internship positions are open to Kenyan students in their 3rd to 5th year of university. Safaricom is giving preference to Students undertaking degree courses in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering, Software Engineering or any other Engineering and ICT related Fields.
Candidates with IP Networking skills (CCNA), Database Administrators, and Java/Android Developers are encouraged to apply for the internship.
In 2017, Safaricom expanded the program to include 5 courses in addition to the hands-on internship experience. The courses under the program include IP Networking, Application Development, inter-personal skills, personal finances and job readiness skills.
The Safaricom Academy was set up in 2010 through collaboration between Safaricom and Strathmore University, one of the leading private universities in Kenya. The program seeks to develop leadership skills and increase student’s entrepreneurial spirit to meet the growing demand for innovative ICT solutions in Kenya.
The Safaricom Academy provides talented mobile application developers and graduates an opportunity to further develop their skills and set-up start-ups through tertiary training and incubation. The goal of this is to bridge the gap and build capacity in Mobile application development to ensure local developers are able to provide locally relevant innovative solutions to Kenyan problems and challenges.