Sales Internship

Colgate Palmolive East Africa



Vacancy Description


Who We Are

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

Sales Internship Opportunity at Colgate Palmolive East Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About Colgate Palmolive East Africa:

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile…every single day.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Sales Intern to join our team in Nairobi, Kenya. This internship offers a unique opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in sales and marketing within the fast-paced consumer goods industry. The Sales Intern will work closely with our sales team, gaining valuable hands-on experience in various aspects of sales operations, market analysis, and customer relationship management.


  • Support the sales team in daily administrative tasks, including data entry, report generation, and order processing.
  • Assist in the development and execution of sales strategies to achieve business objectives and drive revenue growth.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify new business opportunities and market trends.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, supply chain, and finance, to ensure seamless coordination and execution of sales initiatives.
  • Participate in customer visits and sales meetings to gain insights into customer needs and preferences.
  • Provide excellent customer service and support to clients, addressing inquiries and resolving issues in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate records of sales activities, customer interactions, and sales performance metrics.


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Strong passion for sales and marketing, with a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic industry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Prior internship experience in sales or marketing is a plus, but not required.

Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of extension based on performance and business needs.

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Application Guidelines

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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