Internship is offered as a course at USIU-Africa designed for senior and graduate students in all academic programs at the university. This is in accord with the overall mission of USIU-Africa to provide an environment of growth, knowledge and work experience for its students. This entails preparedness for career through mastery of a field of knowledge and its multicultural application. Such mastery is accomplished through both formal study and various experiential forms of learning such as the internship and fieldwork, which are a requirement for each student before graduation. The internship program at USIU-Africa exists to prepare students for a smooth transition to the work environment and to secure internship placements.
Securing internship placement for students
Advertisement of internship opportunities
Recruitment of interns
Registration of internship classes
Continuous guidance of students regarding internships
USIU-Africa partners with various local and international organizations to place students in internship positions.
Purpose of the Academic Internship
To develop students with insight into the work environment,
To increase awareness of personal and social skills for improvement.
To provide hands on experience in the student’s area of study.
To develop students ability to tackle practical problems in organizations.
When can I do Internship? During your final year (last semester and not taking more than 2 courses) Can I register for Internship? Registration is done by the internship office upon submission of all the required documents. Where do I get Internship forms? Internship forms are available on the website or on the cx portal How do I get Internship? A student can secure an internship on their own or through adverts sent by the internship office or can be placed through the internship office after a competitive interview process. When is the best time to get placement for Internship? Begin exploring internship placements not later than one semester preceding time intended to take an internship. Can I undertake an Internship and a project at the same time? Yes if you are undertaking IST Or APT. Otherwise student can either take internship or project. How long is the Internship and what is the minimum number of hours of doing Internship? The internship is spread over three months (whole semester) and students are expected to work for a minimum of 400 hours. Can I change my place of Internship along the way? YES. As long as this is communicated to the internship office in good time Can I do Internship outside of Kenya? Students have the liberty to choose where they want to work so long as they communicate this information to the Internship Office. Do I get a grade or a credit for the Internship Class? A credit