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!
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.