Aga Khan University - International Internship Program

In-Person: City: Nairobi Country: Kenya

Virtual: City: Various Country: Various

Aga Khan University - International Internship Program Website



The Aga Khan University’s Global Mobility Programmes offer unique, carefully curated, and rigorous internship programmes focused on quality and skill-based experience. Interns will develop strong cross-cultural competencies, communications and critical thinking skills, and ethical leadership development.

Internship streams include Health Sciences, Environmental Science & Sustainability, Education, Cultural Development, Communications and Marketing, and Data Science & IT.

​AKU offer On-Site and Virtual Programmes that will build your skills, expand your cultural horizons and establish a network of contact as you begin your professional journey. 

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: 8 months minimum

Application period for Fall 2023 is May 5 - June 5, 2023

Assessments & Interviews take place June 5 - June 19, 2023

Onboarding & Payment of Program Fees June 19 - June 30, 2023

Internship Commencement September 4 

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: 3rd and 4th year Undergraduate, Graduate, Recent graduates

See Eligibility.

Internship Positions

Language of Instruction: English

To ensure that we maintain a focus on experiential learning and skills development, the Programme will provide students with 60+ hours of professional development led by AKDN master trainers and faculty, focused on networking, skill-building, and employability.

  • Onsite internships resume Fall 2023
  • For details regarding Virtual Positions, Timelines, Programme Fee and Partner Discount information, please visit this link

Full full details visit: Aga Khan University - International Internship Program Website

Fees & Costs

General fees and costs

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

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