DOT Interns

DOT Kenya Interns

DOT Kenya Interns are agile, determined, energetic young leaders.

In Kenya, DOT equips young Kenyan college graduates ("DOT Interns") with technology and business skills and trains them to facilitate entrepreneurship curricula to women and youth in their own communities.

DOT Interns are young graduates from Kenyan colleges and universities who act as trainers, mentors, and coaches. They provide business and information, communication, and technology (ICT) knowledge to vulnerable people in their communities by facilitating the ReachUp! and StartUp! programs in partnership with various Kenyan community-based organizations.

 DOT Interns emerge as talented, experienced, and in-demand professionals.

All DOT Interns participate in an intensive four-week Intern Learning Experience before being deployed to their home communities to deliver the ReachUp! and StartUp! programs.

During the Intern Learning Experience, Interns are equipped with facilitation, coaching, mentoring, technology, and communications skills. This training not only allows Interns to effectively deliver DOT's programs, but also prepares these young people to enter the workforce as talented, experienced, and in-demand professionals.

DOT Interns recognize the opportunities around them.

As in many developing economies, Kenyan youth are too often graduating from their colleges and universities only to find employment scarce and opportunities difficult to identify. Many times, young graduates lack work experience and core job skills that employers are seeking, and this makes it even harder for them to secure opportunities for their livelihood.

During their 9-month Internship, DOT Interns gain extremely marketable technology, facilitation, and training skills and experience, as well as the ability to identify unique opportunities in the economy around them. Upon completion of their internship, DOT Interns are positioned for success.

Our Interns

Harnessing the power of youth, DOT Kenya transforms young people ("DOT Interns") to become leaders of change as they deliver information and communications technology (ICT) training in their own communities.


"Since I started working with DOT, my leadership skills have improved I have been able to make decisions on my own, solve problems on my own, have plan B when A won't work. I have gained a lot from working with community and youth leaders. My personal confidence has increased and my skills improve day by day. I am glad I joined DOT and I love my job because I see the impact it has on my community." - DOT Kenya Intern Jane Mwaura

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