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The Future Africa Internship Program

The Future Africa Internship program will allow young Africans with less than two years of work experience to intern for a minimum period of three months in their prospective area of expertise.

The program will provide stipends to encourage the interns to perform their roles to the host organisation. FAIP is our response to a critical need of young Africans – career path decision.

Once accepted, prospective interns will undergo a capacity building program on workplace and FAIP values: this equips them with the right mindset to deliver value for their host organisation. Successful beneficiaries will be matched according to proximity and career alignment with available host organisations.

The program will also create a protocol for the deliberate development of a particular skill set within a sector.

About the Program

The Future Africa Internship Program (FAIP) – presented by The Future Project in partnership with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), offers highly motivated individuals an excellent opportunity to gain industry experience, test-drive their careers, and be exposed to the great stuff from giants in their industries. It also allows you to gain new perspectives, innovative ideas while you improve your skills in a diverse environment amongst the next generation of future leaders.

Beyond the learning opportunities, as an intern, you will get to work with some of the industry’s best people and are exposed to real-life projects, challenges, and company initiatives. In addition to developing technical skills and experience, the internship program will allow interns to develop interpersonal skills by networking with other interns.

The Future of work is about the focus on the individual rather than tasks and locations. The Future Africa Internship program will breed a new tribe of Africans who are intentionally equipped and guided through their passion: they will easily navigate the competitive global career terrain because they will have the unique opportunity of standing on the shoulder of industry giants.

Eligibility Criteria

We value diversity and inclusion in our programs. So, we promote equal opportunity for all qualified individuals to apply. We aim to attract the world’s best talents and give all interns a great experience to build & shape their careers.

Criteria:
  • Applications for the FAIP are open during specific periods and would be advertised.
  • Applications for phase one of the FAIP opens March 29th 2021, and runs till April 15th, 2021.
  • All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period.
  • Applicants are required to provide a letter of recommendation from their course advisor, head lecturer or professor.
  • Selection and matching is based on vacancies, performance during FAIP Training, availability for a minimum period of 3 months, with a maximum period of 5 months.
  • The Internship program is open to anyone with less than two years of work experience.
  • To qualify for placement, applicants must have some experience or skill in their chosen field of interest.
  • Have strong communication, interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in a team.
  • If the applicant is a university student, they must have completed at least the second year of a university program.
  • Multiple applications will lead to automatic disqualification.

Selection Process

Stage 1

Online Application

Stage 2

Phone Interview

Stage 3

Virtual Interview/Test

Stage 4

FAIP Training/Orientation

Stage 5

Make Magic Happen!

Interested in our internship program, apply now!

All applicants must fill the application form and submit via the link provided below.
Application Deadline: April 15th, 2021.

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FAQs

Who can register for the Future Africa Internship Program?

Anyone who has an interest in learning, growth as gaining relevant industry skills is encouraged to apply.

Is there a certificate given at the end of the training & program?

There would be an e-certificate given at the end of the program.

What is the structure of the Future Africa Internship Program?

Successful applicants will undergo an industry best practice training over a period of Ten days. The training is broken down into small sessions (max. 40mins per session). Once successful, candidates will be matched with an organisation but will be expected to complete a learning path of that industry over a period of 3 months.

Is the training virtual?

Yes, the 2-week session will be virtual/remote.

What is an essential requirement?

Less than (2) years of work experience & some skill in their chosen area.

Is the internship program virtual?

The nature of an intern’s job is dependent on the requirement of the host individual/organisation.

Is it a paid internship program?

Yes, this is a fully-funded internship program. This would be communicated to successful candidates.