Internships

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Internships

We offer a limited number of internships in our different programme areas to students and graduates in Kenya who have a positive attitude towards the goals of the Green project, who share the fundamental ideals of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung – democracy, ecology, solidarity and non-violence – and who take an active socio-political role.

Requirements:

  • Detailed CV in Europass Format
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Applicant must be at least in the forth (4th) year of Undergraduate studies
  • University Graduate (Under- or Postgraduate) or Postgraduate student
  • Kenyan citizen
  • Field of interest should be relevant to the thematic areas of our work in the region

NB. Internship runs for 3 months, with a possibility of a three (3) months extension based on individual's perfomance

If you are interested and motivated to get to know our work, please send your application via E-Mail

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Our Former Interns

Read about our former interns who give you an insight about their experiences during their time at Heinrich Böll Stiftung East & Horn of Africa.

Sharon Mutende

Intern (2018)

I am very passionate about Sustainable Development and it was fun working (especially) on Energy issues and scenarios during my internship under the Heinrich Boell Foundation's Sustainable Development programme in 2018. My Supervisor, Fredrick Njau, was very helpful in enabling me grasp what to expect in a work environment as far as dealing with sustainable development issues is concerned. He made sure that I attended as many energy forums as there were which has contributed a great deal to my understanding of my country’s energy needs and the steps being taken towards 100% use of clean energy. I have become more objective as I go about my research and thesis work for my masters pogramme. I also learnt a lot on Gender Democracy, an area that I developed a lot of interest in and one that I am planning on studying more around.

The HBS fraternity is loving, non-discriminatory and everyone is willing to help. The team meetings have been very enlightening especially on the subject of politics and the future we want for our country. This internship has left a lasting impression on me...

I am very grateful for the learning opportunity.

Felistus Mwalia

Intern (2018)

My internship at the Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF) in 2018 enriched me with a great opportunity to grow and develop, giving me real work experience. It has propelled me to be able to overcome challenges and develop my career. I learnt extensively about the operations of Political Foundations in Kenya and their relevance to state building through development assistance and their role in promoting democratic values and social accountability. I gained a better understanding of the linkages between human rights, the rule of law and gender democracy to sustainable developmental processes in the East and Horn of Africa. The programme has enhanced my critical thinking and analytical skills as well as improved my professionalism and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Working in HBF as an intern was not only an honor and privilege but a lifelong experience that will forever shape my professional life. This great experience is incomparable to other internship experiences I had in the past. My supervisor, Caroline Kioko inspired me to serve rather than expect to be served by subordinates.

I am very appreciative of this opportunity and shall remain forever grateful to HBF for the opportunity to not only work as an intern but also for enabling me enhance my language, communication and networking skills while to shaping my worldview and building my confidence.

Allan Mogoi

Intern (From January 2014 to July 2014)

I began my internship at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung on 6th January 2014. My main duties were to conduct analysis and give a Geo-Political Commentary of the East and Horn of Africa region during team meetings. I did review of both print and social media daily in order to keep abreast of developments that pertains to the democracy component. I also conducted review of the Parliamentary Hansards of the Kenyan Parliament.

Under the guidance of Dion Koigi, I worked with Isaac Jumba to develop and update an integrated office databank hosting 1,778 contacts.

During office events that included the Renewable Energy Forum, monthly Gender Forums, and the Program for Infrastructure Development (PIDA) and National Implementation Entities (NIE) workshops, I was part of the key team tasked with logistical support. I also had the opportunity to attend the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) conference in June 2014 while at the office.

Occasionally, i was tasked with manning the main reception desk, where I received and welcomed visitors to the office. I also operated the main switchboard and took messages when appropriate. Together with Margaret Gichau, we worked to catalog and arrange books and other publication materials at the office library.

Isaac Jumba

Intern (From January 2014 to May 2014)

During my internship at Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS), I was assisting the finance department and mainly worked as the first Lions of Science (LoS) intern. My roles and responsibilities for Lions of Science included; social media development&management, helping in the development and design of the new website, designing publicity materials, researching on the current local technology and innovation news and events, participating and assisting in organizing of activities that promote LoS in Kenya, writing a proposal on the requirements and implementation of a LoS hub within the HBS facilities as well as researching on possible sponsors. I am very grateful for the golden opportunity to work at HBS and for LoS. The staff, the support and the work environment is something everyone would wish for. I always feel part of this amazing team.

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