Best Companies In Kenya That Offer Paid Internship Opportunities

There are some companies in Kenya that appreciate their interns because they are as good at working. If you are lucky to get an attachment with these Best Companies In Kenya That Offer Paid Internship Opportunities.

These companies accept interns to work for them and in return they offer to pay a very good amount of money considering the fact that one is only a trainee.

Companies In Kenya That Offer Paid Internship Opportunities

University or college students often get their first job experience through internships and attachments that are directly linked to their career they are studying.

This presents a good opportunity to get job hunting skills and test of effects of high rate of unemployment in Kenya. Besides students also get equipped with the knowledge of how to step out of the classroom to the reality.

Here are the Best Companies In Kenya That Offer Paid Internship Opportunities

1. County Governments
Surprisingly, it is easier to get paid as an intern working with the county government than working with the national government.
Most County Governments pay as much as sh.30,000 for their interns. Sometimes they specify how much their interns would be paid.

2. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The Kenya Revenue Authority takes in interns annually which are at times later absorbed on a permanent basis. At KRA Interns get a salary of Kshs 15,000/= per month.

Cytonn is one of the most active intern and attachment student recruiting firm. Cytonn investment also has a good reputation of giving their interns a good allowance to cater for their needs

4. Safaricom
Safaricom, despite its huge and vast dominance, is proud to pay its intern students. Interns at Safaricom get approximately Kshs 20,000/= per month. Compared to other organizations, Safaricom pay is better

5. United Nations
The UN employs interns from time to time and in some cases, they have annual internships positions. Interns are paid between KES 50,000 to KES 100,000 depending on the position. However, there are some instances where interns are not paid.

6. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
PwC Kenya is one of Kenya’s leading professional services firms that focuses on offering audit and Assurance as well as advisory and Tax services.

Your internship at the company will not go unnoticed. The interns or graduate trainees are paid a monthly salary of Kshs 70,000/=

7. Energy firms
Shell, Vivo, National Oil and Total Kenya are top leading firms in taking care of interns. They also have trainee programs for their students to learn before being brought on board

8. Google Kenya
Google Kenya internship salary ranges between Kshs 20,000 to Kshs 30,000. Google is one of the best-paying companies in Kenya. If you secure an internship at Google Kenya, be assured that you will be paid depending on the internship position you hold. Your transport and meals will be sorted out.

9. Central Bank of Kenya
The Central Bank of Kenya is an independent public institution that works to ensure stability in prices and promote economic growth. Occasionally, CBK will announce internship positions where they offer training to graduates who later join the job market after six months.

10. Bidco and Chandaria
Bidco and Chandaria are also lucrative job sectors with a good pay for their trainee students. Besides they have opportunities in wide areas

11. Media Houses ( Standard Group, Radio Africa, Nation Media Group, Royal Media).
Time to time these company recruits some interns and they pay them well. If you want to work in these media houses, be on the lookout for any advertisements for internship positions.

Approximate pay in KES.

  • Standard Group- 35,000 to 40,000 (varies depending on position).
  • Radio Africa- 20,000 to 30,000 (varies depending on position).
  • Nation Media Group -40,000-80,000 (varies depending on position).
  • Royal Media- 20,000 to 40,000(varies depending on position).

12. Toyota Kenya and DT Dobie
These two leading motor dealer firms besides having trainee opportunties, they also pay students who are working on internship basis

13. Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA)
When you are an intern at Insurance Regulatory Authority you will be paid roughly KES 40,000/=.

14. Java House
Java House is a good hunting ground for students who are looking to start a career in the hospitality sector.
With branches across East Africa, they pay interns same way they would pay employees though only based on entry level.

15. East Africa Breweries (EABL)
As one of the leading manufacturing companies in Kenya, EABL pays its interns approximately KES 10,000/=. Working in this organization will launch your career to great heights. According to the Cytonn survey in 2022, EABL was considered one of the second-best employers in Kenya

16.Top Kenyan Banks
Equity Bank, NIC, KCB, Coop among other top banks pay well their intern students.

Infact banks such as Equity Bank have a system where they pick their employees straight from form four graduates, trained and salaried even when still in training classes.

17. Kenya Power Companies.
Another company that pays interns is KENGEN. KENGEN interns are paid KES 25, 000/=. Kenya Power and lighting company Ltd (KPLC) Starting pay for an intern can be KES 35,000

18. Airtel Kenya
Airtel Kenya interns get an approximate monthly salary of KES 20,000 to 25,000.

19. Unilever
Internship pay is between KES 20,000 to 95,000.

20. Nestle Kenya
At Nestle Kenya, a research intern can get a salary of around KES 53,000/=. Intern salary depends on the position one is holding

3 thoughts on “Best Companies In Kenya That Offer Paid Internship Opportunities”

  1. Im very grateful for all the information shared and the transparency in this site. I have known and learned alot from different companies here in Kenya and im greatly shattered with how they consider and appreciate interns in our country, its also one of the ways of motivating them so as they do their work whole heartedly.
    Thankyou once again and im looking forward to also get an opportunity some day in one of these companies.


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