The Safaricom Women in Technology initiative that started in 2013 will be recruiting 62 interns come January 2017.
The beneficiaries will be 40 female students from universities which are under Women In technology, 18 positions for female applicants in all other universities. 4 positions are set aside specially for the physically disabled persons from the respective Associations.
“Our technology internship program is built on the knowledge that in order to continue Transforming Lives, we must continue to invest in building capacity to manage cutting edge technologies,” said Thibaud Rerolle, Director – Technology, Safaricom.
The initiative has successfully recruited 320 students since its inception. 22 of them have secured full-time jobs in safaricom while others have successfully getting jobs from other companies.
Internships are open to Kenyan applicants, preferably those in their 3rd to 5th year of study in ICT related fields including Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering. Applicants must not have graduated.
Successful applicants will job shadow Safaricom engineers in their roles, before being assigned practical projects and duties. Applications for all internships are open on the Safaricom Careers portal and will close on 28th November 2016.