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Internship at AMREF Kenya

Internship at AMREF Kenya

Are you looking for a pre-professional work experience?
An internship at AMREF offers you a chance to gain "real-life" experience through a range of opportunities for students/recent graduates to gain insight into the work of AMREF in providing better health for the people of Africa.

• Application or CV
• Letter from learning institution
• Copy of School leaving certificate from ‘O” level / ‘A’ Level
• Letters of recommendation from 2 persons of respect and authority.

Internship/Volunteer Guidelines - AMREF Headquarters and Kenya Country Office

AMREF being a Research and Development Foundation as well as a donor funded organisation recognizes the dual benefits that can come out of attachment and internship programmes including:

• Training for students or interns in relevant fields.
• A legitimate labour pool for AMREF that can cater for short-term work in projects or functional offices.

For this reason AMREF will support attachments or internships under the following guidelines:

· Internships / Attachments will be granted to students or interns with relevant training to the work they are to perform in AMREF.

· Internship / Attachment will be limited to a period of three (3) months and can only be extended to a period of six months.

· AMREF will have no financial compensation obligation to the interns. However a small lunch/transport allowance can be paid according to the prevailing rates in the organisation.

· Internships or student attachments will be requested and processed through the HR office to ensure compliance to the above.

· Interns will be required to observe AMREF general rules and regulations as stipulated in the HR Policy and Procedure Manual available at the HR office.

· The students/interns are expected to use communication facilities at AMREF such as telephone, faxes etc strictly under instructions and only for official work.

· Dress Code – Interns and volunteers physical appearance and grooming should be smart and decent and always befitting the occasion.

· The intern’s or the volunteer’s supervisor upon completion of the internship period, will prepare a recommendation letter summarising conduct and performance.

o The internship may be terminated at any point without warning upon failure to observe any of the conditions stated herein.

o In the case of an intern’s/volunteer’s unexpected departure, they will need to give at least 24 hour notice.

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