Thank you for your interest in a summer internship with the U.S. Commercial Service in Kenya. Our mission is to assist U.S. companies exporting goods and services to the Kenyan market. To support this mission, we offer a variety of services that include Kenya market research and analysis, introductions with Kenyan businesses, promotion of U.S. products and advocacy work for U.S. businesses. Graduate students of economics, business administration, and international relations, will be benefit most from an internship with the Commercial Service.
Please read the information below to ensure you qualify for this program and have sufficient time for your application to be processed.
To participate in our summer internship program, you must meet the following qualifications:
Intern duties vary, but can include:
No. Federal regulations prohibit financial compensation. But upon completion of the internship, an official letter of recommendation can be provided and many universities will award academic credit for your work.
No. The short-term Non-Business or Non-Education visa does not permit applicants to work in Kenya. Additionally, you will need to provide proof of having sufficient funds to support yourself while in Kenya.
Unfortunately, no airfare, housing, or federal government insurance can be provided and no federal government liability is assumed.
The U.S. Commercial Service seeks hard-working, responsible interns, preferably at the graduate student level. If you are interested in an internship, please submit the following items to our intern coordinator: John Osura
Once your application has been accepted you will need to submit the following paperwork to run credit and background checks. These forms can be downloaded from this page.
Application forms can be downloaded below;
1. Volunteer Service Agreement
2. Credit Report Release Statement
4. Selective Service Agreement
The deadline for summer internship applications is February 1 of each year. Application can take up to three months to process. Please ensure you have enough time before submitting your application.
Please direct any questions or submit your application to intern coordinator John Osura.