Internship Fair | Aga Khan Academies

Internship Fair

27 September 2022

Students at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, who participated in internships during the summer, shared their experiences with the wider AKA Mombasa community and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network Program (AKDN) at an Internship Fair held on 21 September. This year, 60 students participated in the Internship Programme which included in-person internships across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Tajikistan, and virtual internships in London and Geneva. The Internship Programme provides students in DP1 meaningful and sustainable career-oriented opportunities in professional fields of their choice.

Student Leadership and Service-Learning Co-ordinator, Kauthar Mohamed set up the fair in a one-on-one speed dating style to make the discussions more intimate and personal. “This set-up allowed the students presenting to have a meaningful and more in-depth discussion on their journeys. It also makes the participants feel more engaged and in turn, they ask more personalised and specific questions,” said Kauthar of the new set-up.

During the internships and the fair, students had the opportunity to draw connections between what they have learned in and out of the classroom, including implementing the Aga Khan Strands in everyday life. Kauthar added, “it is very important to give the students who underwent their internship journey, a platform to speak about their journey, embrace their success and empower the younger DP students with knowledge and tools that they will need when their time comes.”