Internship opportunities at SID Kenya


The Society for International Development (SID) seeks to expand its capacities by recruiting dynamic Kenyan nationals for the position of:
Programme InternSID is an international network of individuals and organizations founded in 1957 to promote social justice and foster democratic participation in the development process.

Through locally-driven programmes and activities, SID strengthens collective empowerment, facilitates dialogue and knowledge-sharing on people-centered development strategies, and promotes policy change towards inclusiveness, equity and sustainability.

Today, SID positions itself in a space of action that is policy oriented and builds on multi-disciplinary dialogues, future-minded thinking and scenarios-based and holistic policy planning.

Scope of Work: Located in the Nairobi office, the position will enhance the capacity of the Equity and Inclusion Programme a SID initiative designed to advance policy research on inequalities, build civil society capacity to engage in the inequalities discourse as well facilitate policy dialogue and advocacy within Africa.


The intern will assist with the following:
  • Keep a variety of manual and electronic files and records;
  • Collect and compile data relevant for future reference and use within SID
  • Maintain a vibrant social media presence for SID
  • Provide support to programme staff, consultants as may be required to deliver programme goals;
  • Provide logistical support to key programme areas e.g. with travel arrangements, scheduling of meetings;
  • Respond to inquiries and provide on-demand information about the Equality and Inclusion Programme activities;
  • Keep and provide information on available and forthcoming research products from SID in various policy areas.
  • This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, human development (public health, education, nutrition, gender and population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, international trade , as well as other related fields
  • A confident communicator with good editorial and internet research skills;
  • Knowledge of and interest in equality and social justice;
  • Demonstrated professional use of social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook among others;
  • Experienced use of computer programmes including MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint etc.;
  • Ability to provide administrative support in organising activities and events;
  • Experience documenting and sharing programme experience for learning;
  • Fluency in French is an asset


   How to Apply


How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including your Twitter handle and three references to [email protected]The email subject line must clearly show the job title Programme Intern. The closing date is Wednesday 10th June 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.