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Intern in Kenya

Have you ever wandered what its like to live and work in Kenya? Are you looking for an internship program that will give you a meaningful and memorable experience at an affordable price? Have you ever considered being an intern in Kenya?

When you decide to join an internship opportunity in Kenya, you welcome an experience with non-stop learning opportunities both personally and professionally. You will learn invaluable lessons from cultural immersion while working with communities in the cities of Mombasa and Nairobi.

Traveling to Kenya will encourage professional growth that will help you in your future career; you will become more patient, self-motivated, and adaptable when you’re pushed outside of your comfort zone. What’s more, you’ll have the adventure of a lifetime while exploring the fascinating landscapes and wildlife of Kenya!

Global Crossroads offers a variety of internship opportunities in Kenya. Students or recent grads who want to learn about global issues and put their expertise to practical use would thrive in our Kenya projects. Your internship can include teaching English to children in rural schools, working with families affected by HIV/AIDS, supporting progress in Kenya’s healthcare, more!

Global Crossroads invites you to explore the incredible country of Kenya through a unique internship program while giving back to those in need and gaining worthwhile real-world knowledge. Browse through some of our most popular programs listed below or contact us for more details.

Popular Internship opportunities in Kenya

No matter your field of study, Kenya has an internship for you! We’ve listed some of our most popular internship opportunities below, but if you don’t see anything that looks like the right fit don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Intern in kenya in healthcare and medical internship project offers a learning of a lifetime for aspiring doctors, nurses and medical practitioners aiming to bring a positive impact in the lives of many. For those who want to lend a hand, join our Kenya internship program and start sowing your seeds now.

The role of the interns in the healthcare and medical internship project varies upon the skills and experience of the interns. Interns will have to work under the supervision of local doctors and assist them in the day to day operations. The major task of the interns may include measuring height, weight, temperature and pressure. Interns can opt for routine checkups, regular rounds, providing first aid care and prescribing medicines. Interns can also perform counseling and therapy sessions for educating and informing the patients of the disease and its consequences.

Medical Internship program in Kenya will be a rewarding experience in a sense that you will have a chance to try your hands on the medical operations and get firsthand experience under the supervision of qualified and experienced doctors while being mesmerized by the abundant biodiversity and beauty that the country unfolds. Awaiting is a lifetime experience that will change your live forever and will introduce an entirely different dimension in your life. Staying with the Kenyans and knowing their upbringing will help you immerse into the culture and fill your trip with wonderful memories.

For interns to apply for the healthcare and medical internship, you will have to submit a certification or medical credentials specifying your specialization in medicine. Interns should be willing to work in odd situations, should be able to handle serious circumstances and should be enthusiastic.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding medical volunteer program in Kenya.

Hearing millions of people die due to HIV AIDS is depressing. Kenya has been undergoing the same situation since many years. HIV AIDS awareness internship project is an initiative of Global Crossroad that invites interns from worldwide to help the Kenyans from this epidemic. This internship program in Kenya has become fundamental to raise awareness about the transmission and its consequences to prevent its spread further.

Interns will be working 3-4 hours from Monday to Friday. Interns can involve the community groups in launching campaigns and creating awareness among the people. Interns can educate the local people of the hazardous disease and its preventive measures. Visiting home and communities, conducting workshops, seminar, training and counseling to prepare materials and resources needed to educate and raise awareness.

Interns can also help the infected patients and visit them at foster homes. Interns can spend some quality time with them sharing experiences or counseling other than distributing medicine, clothes, food and other supplies.

Interns working in Kenya will learn that through this opportunity, many doors will open. Involving in such a noble deed is a great act of humanity and this act will reward you in many ways. You will realize that there exists a completely different world than the world you live in. You will get to serve for those in desperate need of love and attention and your help will not only change their lives but completely transform your life. Witnessing the dense national parks and game reserves with the most diverse wildlife will bring you the best memories of your life.

Hard work, dedication and enthusiasm are very essential to apply for thisinternship opportunity in Kenya. Interns should be able to cope up with the extreme challenges and circumstances.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding HIV volunteer program in Kenya.

The community development internship will allow you to work for the development of the Maasai region leading to put up local infrastructures and hence aiding people to live a quality life. Kenya being one of the poorest countries, lack basic infrastructures and lags behind in education and healthcare sector that leave many people with no choice but to migrate to other countries for opportunities. Internship in community development helps the Kenyans to develop the region for the overall growth by placing interns in Kenya for their assistance.

The role of the Kenya community development interns varies as per their interests and skills however the main objective of this internship project is to empower the local community. From education to medicine, roads, bridges, buildings to income generating activities, there are many sectors where interns can get involved.

Other activities may include fundraising, building schools and orphanages, setting up micro-economic projects, educating the population and helping them improve their living standard. Interns can support women's group, arrange for welfare of children or assist in environmental cleaning and sanitation.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding community development volunteer program in Kenya.

Maasai in Kenya are the most well-known ethnic group in Africa with their distinctive clothing, rituals, practice, norms and values. Their authenticity and unique culture is what makes them different from other cultures.

To preserve this rare culture, we have initiated cultural conservation internship project in Maasai region. Kenya will not have its significance if not for its culture and origin. For their upcoming generations to follow the same tradition, it is essential for us to preserve it now.

Activities in the Kenya cultural conservation internship project depend upon the skills and experience of the interns. Interns can get themselves engaged in activities that suits most to their interest. Interns can integrate with the local people to understand the roots, history and traditions of the Maasai.

Interns can exchange ideas, introduce and execute ways to preserve their custom. The locals can be taught about the importance of culture and ways to preserve it besides teaching English. Interns can encourage the Maasai to increase their local produce and assist them to market the same to a larger market. Interns can provide guidelines on promoting their culture during the tourist season.

Joining an internship trip to Kenya is a great way to experience all of what Kenya has to offer. This is the only project that brings you closer to the people and helps you understand their base. Sharing your ideas and culture to enrich their community, traditions and culture will prove to be an incredible cultural exchange.

This is a lifetime learning experience. Involvement in this internship project will most certainly add value to your CV that you can flaunt forever. You will have the best time of your life staying with Kenyans who have immense love and affection to offer and so much to share amidst the beautiful flora and fauna, rejoicing the amazing wildlife.

It is very important the interns are sensitive about culture and its preservation. They should be open minded, dedicated and enthusiastic to work at all circumstances. No other skills and qualifications are required.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding cultural conservation volunteer program in Kenya.

Dates and Fees to intern in kenya

All internships start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Global Crossroad has the most affordable and quality projects in Kenya. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's internship opportunity in Kenya application and registration fee cost US $299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our Internships. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same in Kenya. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees in Kenya.

Kenya Internships vs. Volunteers Programs

In general, volunteer programs focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.

Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.


nepal intern accommodation

Global Crossroad arranges for shelter and food throughout all Kenya interns’ stay. Interns will stay with our warm- welcoming host families throughout the project. Our host families used to having interns from different countries stay at their place and are equally delighted to welcome the international interns with homely environment.

The experience of staying with the host families will help you learn vividly about the people, their culture and local food. Global Crossroad has provisions for three meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Learn more about your accommodation and meal plans while in Kenya.

Supervision and Field Support Intern in Kenya

In our internship programs, the interns are directed by a group of mentors or supervisors for a proper guidance and effective learning. These supervisors are experienced and qualified in their respective fields and will ensure the interns face no problems while their stay at Kenya.

They are most likely to be the head of the project you are assigned on. You might have to pay an additional cost to the supervisors depending upon your qualifications and time allotted by the supervisors. Please communicate with our office or our country coordinator if you need personal supervision to help you in your completion of your internship project.

Learn more about our field and in-country support.

College Credit for Internship Program in Kenya

Global Crossroad does not provide our interns with college credit for internship projects. Our local office or your supervisor will provide you with a letter and certificate on the completion of your program verifying your work as an intern and your job responsibilities as an intern.

You can earn an academic credit for internship projects at Kenya by pre arranging the project with your college/university. The students shall have to coordinate with their faculties and professors regarding the college credit for internship prior to applying for Global Crossroad.

Free Time

Our Kenya internship programs are not only limited to working at internship project centers but give our interns leisure time to travel and feel Kenya. Interns can enjoy their leisure time on weekends and evenings.

We do not arrange for sightseeing and other recreational activities however our local staffs and in country coordinator shall help to provide all the information necessary. Our project centers are located at Nairobi and Maasai land opening you doors with a warm welcome from the locals to explore the wonderful cultures, mountains and landscapes. Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya.

Kenya internship opportunities near Nairobi, will allow you to visit the national museum, Nairobi national park and try out the exotic safari rides. The most popular wildlife reserve, Maasai Mara is located at Maasai region where you can get up close with the wildlife and nature. The land is serene that will soothe you with a wonderful experience urging you to come back for more.

Read more about your free time and weekend exploration options in Kenya.

FAQs: Intern in Kenya

Arrival and Departure

You will need to book your flights so that you arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Once you have bought flight tickets, it is important that you send us your correct flight information.

On the day of your departure, please consult your country coordinator to let them know you are leaving your home country. If you miss your flight or the flight is delayed, please contact us as soon as possible.

Once you arrive, a Global Crossroads representative will pick you up. We do not offer airport drop-off service.


Before traveling to your internship program in Kenya, you must secure a tourist visa. A ‘Visa on arrival’ may be available to you depending on your nationally.

It is possible to extend your visa once in the country through Kenya’s department of immigration.


Before traveling to Kenya, you need to ensure you have received the proper vaccinations. The CDC recommends vaccinations against: Rabies, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Meningococcal Meningitis, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Meningitis

How can I apply to intern in Kenya?

Internship applications are very straightforward. All you need to do is apply online and then submit the application to us. Once we have received your application, we will follow up with you within 24 hours.

Intern applications are very straightforward. Simply go to the program website, fill out the online application, and then submit it to us. We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.

Why intern with Global Crossroads?

Global Crossroads is a non-profit organization whose makes real impacts on the world one individual at a time. Since 2003, we have been trusted by more than 20,000 people to provide safe, meaningful, and affordable internship opportunities in Kenya. In addition to being well-experienced, our transparent and tax-deductible fees are the lowest internship prices in the world.

With the help of our unparalleled field staff, you will feel like your time spent interning is valued and that you have a new home away from home.

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