ILRI Internship

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Paid Internship
  • CapDev

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. 

The Position:

Internships are short-term academic training for young professionals who join ILRI for a short period (usually 3 months or less but can be up to 6 months in length) as s part of their academic curriculum and are expected to resume their studies upon completion of their internship.

Interns work five days per week under the supervision and mentorship of a staff member in the department or program to which they are assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled for a university degree programme either in their third year or fourth year.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  3. Proficiency in English.

Terms of appointment: ILRI offers a stipend to cover living expenses as well as insurance.  

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letter, detailed CV and university internship letters. Applications should be made to the Head of Capacity Development by clicking on the the "Apply Now" Above. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

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ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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