Student-Internship Activity: Call for Application

Ecotourism Kenya is inviting university students to apply for the SUS-TOUR Internship activity.

SUS-TOUR is a 30-month project that is being implemented jointly by the three partners (Ecotourism Kenya, the Federation of Community Based Tourism in Kenya (FECTO) and the German-based Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Production and Consumption (CSCP)) since 2015. It is funded by the European Union through the framework of projects of Switch Africa Green. The overall objective of SUS-TOUR is to contribute to the sustainable development of tourism in Kenya through promoting customer-oriented innovation and marketing of CBTs to foster improvement in rural livelihoods and conservation of culture and the natural environment.

The SUS-TOUR’s Student-Internship Program provides Kenyan youth with an exceptional opportunity to practically apply their skills on business strategy, marketing and sustainable consumption and production to Community-based Tourism Organizations (CBTOs).   A total of 20 students or recent graduates from Kenya Universities will be competitively selected to undertake 2-day training. After the training, 10 students with the best innovative ideas of transforming CBTOs in Kenya will be selected and deployed to undertake a 2-month internship at various CBTOs in Kenya.  The hosts CBTOs are located in Western, Laikipia, Kajiado, and Nyanza regions of Kenya.

The internship program is designed for students/ and recent graduates who:

  • Are undergraduates in the disciplines of either Tourism Management, Commerce (Marketing), Entrepreneurship, Community Development, Ecotourism, and Hospitality;
  • Will be available for internship for the period of September-November 2017;
  • Have passion in the development of community-based tourism in Kenya;
  • Have exceptional command of English and Swahili language;
  • Are in their 3rd or 4th year of study, or have graduated in the last six months

Interested students can apply for the program by downloading the form SUS-TOUR_Call_Internship_2017, and sending it to by 24th August 2017.


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