Internship Opportunities

Save the Children

Bungoma, Mandera, Nairobi


Vacancy Description

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current full spectrum programming focuses on child poverty, child protection, education, health and nutrition, WASH and child rights governance. Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab refugee camps, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana, Samburu, Wajir, Nairobi and Bungoma Counties.

Objective of Internship

Save the Children is committed to providing opportunities to young people to be exposed to the workplace. By endorsing an active internship policy, Save the Children is able to provide a unique opportunity for young professionals to build their capacity on programming for children. We provide them with short-term placement to sharpen their knowledge and skills in their respective professions through the internship program.

The Internship opportunities are available in the following functions:

  1. Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Intern (Nairobi); The job holder will provide coordination support to the Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) team under the guidance of the Director of Programme Development and Quality.  The PDQ intern will support the day-to-day work of the PDQ team including; work planning, information management, coordination of processes and research. The intern’s tasks will vary depending on the needs and ongoing work of the PDQ team.
  2. Tech Hub Intern (Nairobi); The job holder will be part of the Nairobi technology hub focused on delivering a global service to all Save the Children countries. The Nairobi Tech Hub team is responsible for developing and maintaining various applications and systems used by Save the Children globally.
  3. Program Intern (Bungoma); the job holder will be part of Save the Children Bungoma/Baringo Field Office. He/She will provide implementation support for projects in Bungoma and Baringo Office under the guidance of the Project Officer Education, Save the Children Bungoma Office.  The Program intern will support among other things implementation of the various projects, communication/documentation of case studies and advocacy activities. The intern’s tasks will vary depending on the needs and ongoing work at Save the Children Bungoma/Baringo office.
  4. Child Protection Intern (Nairobi); the job holder will be tasked to provide work related experience in Child protection. The intern will assist and support day-to-day implementation of JOFA project. Working under the supervision and guidance of the Child Protection officer. S/he will be passionate about addressing violence against children, with proven experience of Child protection systems strengthening at national, County and community level
  5. Nutrition Intern (Mandera), The job holder will be part of the Mandera health and Nutrition team and will contribute in spearheading save the children development work as well as support in scaling up lifesaving nutrition interventions for children and pregnant women in SC areas of operation.
  6. IT Intern (Nairobi); The job holder will be responsible for Responsible for supporting the Area Offices with IT innovations and technical support, through distance support from Nairobi and occasional Field Office visit.
  7. Supply chain Intern (Nairobi); The job holder will be responsible for processing requests for procurement of goods and services for both the Nairobi Country Office and field offices and ensure delivery to the program.
  8. Finance Intern (Nairobi); The job holder will be responsible for supporting Finance team in delivering the objectives in a timely and accurate fashion. This is a key role as it will pivotal in ensuring timely payment processing of all payables and liabilities in the Country Office.
  9. Administration Intern (Nairobi); The job holder will support the Administration team in general office support, flight and accommodation bookings, inventory management and payments processes.

Internship Period: 3 Months with possibility of extension for another 3 months’ subject to performance.

Responsibilities of the Intern

  • The intern will demonstrate motivated participation in the learning experience.
  • The intern will participate in the orientation programs of the organization and abide by all terms and conditions as set out in the internship agreement.
  • At the end of the assignment, the intern will provide a full report demonstrating learning and achievements during the internship as guided by supervisor.

Professional Requirements

  • Graduates from reputable national, regional or international universities studying disciplines relevant to the work of the Save the Children International.
  • Undergraduate degree, who have not yet entered the formal employment arena are encouraged to apply .
  • Letter of endorsement from appropriate university department where applicable.
  • Should be available on full time for the duration of the programme.
  • For Finance, in addition to a first degree, candidates should be either fully qualified CPA/ACCA or studying for the final part of either of the two courses.

Personal Attributes

  • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, drive and the ability to contribute to a multi-cultural, team-based work environment.
  • Strong networking capacity and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask; work flexibly, creatively and under pressure in response to needs or changing demands.
  • Extremely well organized.
  • Highest ethical standards.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Application Guidelines

Save you CV, Motivation letter as a single document, and indicate the role you are applying for on the subject.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Disclaimer Save the Children does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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