In a bid to build capacity in the technology and engineering sector, Safaricom will recruit 62 interns by January 2017. The internship targets 40 female university students under its Women in Technology (WIT) programme with a further 18 internships open to all university applicants and additional four to be filled through the Physically Disabled of Kenya.
Founded in 2013, the programme seeks to empower women and girls to change the world by excelling in technology-related careers. The program targets graduates and undergraduate ladies. They are taken through an assessment process upon success they are placed in the programme.
The platform enables women to share experiences as well as offer a wide range of support and resources to advance WIT member’s career to the next level. WIT is passionate about mentoring high school girls; as such WIT actively seeks to create awareness and excitement about technology among girls by mentoring them and encouraging them to take up careers in technology.
It has contributed to more engineers joining Safaricom hence, lifting the male to female engineers in the company from 9 per cent in 2013 to 20 per cent currently.
The successful applicants will be assigned practical projects and duties and are open to students in 3rd and 5th year of their study in ICT-related fields including computer science, IT, electrical and electronics engineering or telecommunication engineers.
Applications for all internships are open on the Safaricom Careers portal and will close on 28th November 2016. The applicants must not have graduated.