Social Enterprise Fellowship

Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
Unpaid fellowship/internship
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply

Being an intern with LivelyHoods in Kenya is an unforgettable, invigorating experience.
You will make a hands-on difference in the lives of Kenyan youth, as you help them learn to make a livelihood for themselves at the same time that you will have experience in business, education, technology and/or international development.

Fellows can get involved in high-impact areas such as:
Marketing, Merchandising and Consumer Insight
Systems & Logistics
Operations & Business Development
Education & Training
Monitoring & Evaluation
Branding & Design
Business development & Expansion
Fundraising & reporting

LivelyHoods is a fast-growing social enterprise, based in Nairobi, Kenya. We currently have branches in 10 slum communities, where we recruit and train unemployed youth and women to transform them into sales agents for life-changing clean energy products. We have a skilled team of branch managers, trainers, and directors, all based in Nairobi

We are currently looking for Kenyan interns and international fellows for the following exciting projects for 2019. Get in touch with a CV and cover letter if you’re interested!

Expansion research fellow – Excited about international scale of impactful models? We’re planning on spreading our wings, but need to think, plan, research and gather all the information necessary to make the best decisions. You can lead this process, working from our Nairobi office on research, literature review, survey design and scoping meetings/calls with international organizations.

Sales agent training fellow – Passionate about training and youth and women’s empowerment? Help us to understand what makes our trainees tick, to unearth the reasons for attrition, for individual success, and how best to foment this. You can also get stuck in to designing and rolling out new work-readiness training content, with an energetic team of LivelyHoods trainers.

Data management fellow – Does data get you going? If systems and knowledge management are your thing, you can apply your skills to optimising optimised data collection tools and processes for LivelyHoods’ operations. We have a wealth of data and sophisticated systems, and we want to continuously improve on these and ensure we’re collecting all the valuable data we’re generating, as well as analysing and using it for good.

Passion for the LivelyHoods mission
Language proficiency in English, and/or Kiswahili
Overseas experience – work or travel (preferably in developing countries)
High degree of flexibility, self-motivation and independence
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Excels in a fast pace, start-up environment.

All internships are unpaid. Interns must pay for airfare, food, lodging in Nairobi, Kenya.

LivelyHoods staff will assist interns with coordinating trip logistics. In special cases, LivelyHoods will award a LivelyHoods scholarship to assist fellows in covering travel costs. Standout interns will be considered for full-time employment. All ages and backgrounds are welcome to apply.