KEMRI Internship and Attachment in Kenya

General Information


- The Institute is committed to providing the youth and other trainees with opportunities to acquire, sharpen their knowledge and gain technical/practical skills to complement their studies in order to enhance their employability in line with the Kenya Vision 2030.

Attachment is provided to students from Government recognized learning Institutions. Internship is provided to grandaunts from Government recognized learning Institutions 12 months after graduation.

Attachment Eligibility and Duration

• Only attachees from Government Recognized Training Institutions shall be eligible.

• Attachments opportunities are offered to students during the final year or year proceeding the final year of study.

• The Institute attachment programme runs on a quarterly basis and our intakes are in the Months of January, April, July and October.

• Attachment will be undertaken only once during the course.

Attachment Application Requirements

• Students are required to make their applications two months prior to the attachment period.

- Application letters should enclose;

- Valid letter from the Learning Institution,

- Day time telephone contact

Application letters to be addressed to; The Director, KEMRI (Attn: Training Office). Due to the large pool of applicants only selected students are contacted.

Internship Eligibility and Duration

Internship programs will be for young people who have completed formal education and who meet the following criteria:

• The Intern shall make a formal written application to the DIRECTOR, KEMRI

• He/she should have not been in any learning institution for a period not less than 12 months at the time of application. Internship will be undertaken only once.

Internship duration will be between one to six months and are non-renewable. Retirees and those who lose formal employment will not be eligible

Internship Recruitment & Selection

• Depending on the internship requests received from Centres Directors and Heads of Departments a total number of internship vacancies is established by the HR Department;

• The process of recruitment is initiated either through the internship application data, referrals or advertisement.

Applications are considered from those who meet the eligibility criteria and depending on the internship fields available.

Internship Terms of Service

• A competitive selection process based on distribution of subject areas of available internships, gender and alma mater balance as well as affirmative action is considered.

Successful candidates are notified and issued with a letter of offer.

• All persons performing internship are expected to have accident insurance cover at their own cost.

• Interns are expected to adhere to the Institute rules and regulations.

• During their period of engagement, a monthly stipend is provided.

For more information and application details, see; KEMRI Internship and Attachment in Kenya

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