The SID Internship Programme

|Positions: 2 | Duration: 6months | Start date: July 2017|

Are you a recent graduate, passionate about contributing to the realisation of key promises of the Kenyan constitution?

We may just be the organisation with the resources to support you.


The Society for International Development (SID) invites applications from suitably qualified and motivated Kenyan nationals for our Cohort 5 Internship & Immersion programme

Candidates will be degree holders, have a passion for the promotion and realisation of key promises of the constitution, able to work in teams and demonstrate good (written and oral) communication skills. This position is considered an early professional development opportunity and a good fit for young Kenyans interested in a career in development, democracy and governance.

The Society for International Development (SID) is an international network of individuals and organisations founded in 1957 to foster democratic participation in the development process through locally-driven programmes that strengthen collective empowerment, facilitate dialogue and knowledge-sharing and promote policy change towards inclusivity, equity and sustainability. SID influences development policy and practice by generating cutting edge research and holding inclusive dialogues with policy leaders and citizens. In line with SID’s values, all our staff are expected to be committed to social justice, familiar with rights-based and gender sensitive approaches and be able to work and travel within Kenya and the EA region.

Located in the Nairobi office, the position will enhance the capacity of the Kenya Dialogues Project (KDP), a SID initiative committed to creating a public covenant and leadership around three key promises of the Constitution of Kenya namely: Integrity, Public Participation, and Equality & Non-Discrimination. These promises enshrine the constitutional vision of a democratic, just, equitable and economically prosperous Kenya. Using among others comparative research, opinion polling, citizen report cards, dialogue roundtables, social and mass media, KDP supports active citizenship and responsive governance by building and promoting balanced, respectful and enriching relationships between the public, civil society and government. We create and support spaces for citizens and their leaders to interact in positive, forward-looking ways so as to solve shared challenges within shared communities.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please email a Cover Letter and CV as single PDF attachment (including Twitter handle, Skype address and Two referees) to with the subject heading clearly marked “COHORT 5 PROGRAMME INTERN.” Applications close at 5.00PM (EAT) Monday 17th April 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy Published Deadline Location
SID Internship Programme 28/03/2017 17/04/2017 Nairobi

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People with disabilities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to be committed to social justice, familiar with rights-based approaches, adult empowerment and gender sensitive approaches and be able to work and travel within Kenya. An open contract and a competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. All positions are based in Nairobi.