40 slots will be open to only female university students, 18 slots will be for everyone, while the remaining 4 slots will be filled through the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya. The high number of female students is in fulfilment of Safaricom’s plan to get more women into technology.
Its Women In Technology initiative kicked off in 2013 and so far it has increased the ratio of female to male engineers in the company from 9% to 20%. Out of the more than 320 students that have participated in the internship program, 22 have gone on to fill full-time positions in Safaricom while more than 30 have been employed by other industry players.
The internships are open to Kenyan students in their 3rd to 5th year of study in an ICT related field like computer science, information technology, electrical and electronics engineering or telecommunications engineering. During the course of the internship, the interns will shadow Safaricom engineers before being assigned to practical projects and duties.
Interested applicants can apply here. Applications close on November 28.