Aga Khan University | International Internship Program

Locations: Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda
Types of Internships: Research and Industry
Paid or Unpaid: Both (scholarships, grants, and discounts available)
Level: Undergraduate, Graduate, Recent Grads
Faculties: All

Aga Khan University - International Internship Program Website

Program Overview

​AKU offers On-Site and Virtual Programmes in East Africa and Asia that expand your cultural horizons through projects with a social impact! These programmes enable interns to gain valuable abilities, immerse themselves in new cultures, and network internationally early in their careers. Key placement opportunities are available in various fields such as health sciences research, data sciences, education, communication and finance.

What the program has to offer:

  • Significant and professional experience for international interns who are eager to experience new cultural, social and geographic environments.
  • Paid and unpaid internship opportunities for 8-12 months in East Africa, the Middle East and Central and South Asia. These unique career-related learning experiences will enhance your skills in international and intercultural settings under the mentorship of highly qualified professionals.

Check out this video of UAlberta students who have gone to AKU in the past!

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer

Duration: 3 months to 1 year

Eligibility Requirements

See Eligibility

Application Deadlines + Instructions

Deadline: TBA

Instructions: Apply on Horizons

Fees + Costs

$1500 USD program fee includes:

  • Two months shared accommodation
  • Airport and work transfer (if applicable)
  • Visa/permit
  • Three cultural excursions
  • Professional development (mentorship, webinars, courses, etc)
  • Meal vouchers for first 7 days
  • 24/7 support

Accommodation Fee: $500 USD/month after first two months

Check for funding through AKU.

Students are encouraged to apply for funding even if they do not have a confirmed internship to avoid missing important deadlines.  

General fees and costs

Program Information + Contact

For all questions, email or connect with the International Outbound Internships Coordinator through in-person or virtual advising

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

Over 80% of students who apply get funding.

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