M-Pesa Africa Internship Program FY 2024 / 2025 | Intern | M-Pesa Africa | Nairobi & Johannesburg – 2024

Internship

M-Pesa Africa

M-Pesa Africa Internship Program FY 24 – FY 25 | Intern | M-Pesa Africa | Nairobi & Johannesburg – 2024


Job Identification331

Posting Date05/20/2024, 04:02 AM

Apply Before05/24/2024, 01:00 AM

Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree

Job ScheduleFull time

Job ShiftDay

Locations PO BOX 46350, Nairobi, KE


Internship Opportunity at M-Pesa Africa for Financial Year 2024/2025

At M-Pesa Africa, we are a united, energetic, and passionate team. A place where leaders coach, teams connect, and everyone is empowered to go further, faster. A place where heroes become superheroes; through growth, opportunity, and the chance to work with the best minds in Fintech.

About M-Pesa Africa

We are Africa’s largest Fintech, providing services to more than 60 million customers and 5 million businesses in Financial Services, Enterprise, Merchant, and Retail solutions. We are rapidly becoming the preferred digital payment method across our markets, which include Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, Lesotho, Ghana, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Mozambique, with headquarters in both Nairobi and Johannesburg.

Internship Overview

We are pleased to announce our internship call for the Financial Year 2024/2025 in the following business areas: Commercial, Risk & Compliance, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Partnerships, Cybersecurity & Technology. Our internship program runs quarterly from:

  • July to September 2024
  • October to December 2024
  • January to March 2025

Program Structure

Duration: Three months per quarter
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Location: Nairobi and Johannesburg

What You Will Gain

  • Professional Experience: Work on real business challenges that make an impact.
  • Skills Development: Develop your skills through on-the-job training with experienced leaders.
  • Networking: Build your professional network in a dynamic, supportive environment.
  • Career Growth: Support for your long-term career objectives.

Internship Requirements

  • Educational Background: Final or second last year of a Bachelor’s degree program or recent graduate (within the last year) from an accredited institution.
  • Availability: Must be on break from school during the internship period for any of the quarters listed above and available for the full duration of the internship.
  • Commitment: Select one quarter of availability and commit to the full three-month period.

Ideal Candidate

  • Curiosity and Desire to Learn: An eagerness to gain professional experience and explore the corporate environment.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to follow instructions and challenge the status quo.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in the MS Office suite.

Application Checklist

  • Profile Creation: Create a profile on our career site if you haven’t done so already.
  • Accuracy: Ensure your email address and telephone contacts are correct.
  • Complete Application: Complete your application in a single session, upload your CV, and answer all mandatory questions marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Submission: Fill in the required form and then proceed to apply on our recruitment portal.

Failure to fill the form and submit your application will lead to automatic disqualification. Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  1. Visit Our Career Site: Create or update your profile.
  2. Prepare Your Documents: Ensure your CV is up-to-date and accurately reflects your qualifications.
  3. Submit Your Application: Fill in the required form and complete the application process on our recruitment portal.

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Sample Cover Letter for an Internship Position at M-Pesa Africa


[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]
[Date]

Hiring Manager
M-Pesa Africa
[Office Location]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the M-Pesa Africa Internship Program for the [selected quarter]. As a [current academic status], I am excited about the opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills in a dynamic and innovative environment like M-Pesa Africa.

With a background in [Your Degree], I have developed strong [relevant skills or experiences]. My coursework and previous internships have prepared me to contribute effectively to your team. I am particularly drawn to M-Pesa Africa’s commitment to innovation and financial inclusion across the continent.

During my studies, I have demonstrated my ability to [mention specific skills or projects]. I am eager to bring my experience in [relevant skills] to M-Pesa Africa and learn from the best minds in Fintech.

I am confident that this internship will provide me with invaluable experience and help me achieve my long-term career objectives. I look forward to the possibility of discussing this exciting opportunity with you.

Thank you for considering my application. I am eager to contribute to M-Pesa Africa’s mission and goals.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]


How to Be a Successful Applicant for the M-Pesa Africa Internship

  1. Research the Company: Understand M-Pesa Africa’s mission, values, and services.
  2. Tailor Your Application: Customize your CV and cover letter to reflect how your skills and experiences align with the internship role.
  3. Highlight Relevant Experience: Focus on your most relevant experiences and skills in your application.
  4. Show Enthusiasm: Demonstrate your passion for Fintech and your eagerness to learn.
  5. Prepare for Interviews: Practice answering common interview questions and be ready to discuss your experiences.
  6. Be Professional: Maintain professionalism in all communications and during the interview process.
  7. Ask Questions: Show your interest by asking insightful questions about the role and the company.
  8. Follow Instructions: Ensure you complete all application steps accurately.
  9. Showcase Your Skills: Highlight technical skills, especially proficiency in MS Office.
  10. Demonstrate Flexibility: Be open about your availability and commitment to the internship duration.

Possible Internship Interview Questions with Answers

  1. Why do you want to intern at M-Pesa Africa?

    Answer: “I am drawn to M-Pesa Africa because of its pioneering role in financial inclusion and digital payments. I admire your commitment to innovation and the impact you have across the continent. I believe this internship will provide me with the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and contribute to meaningful projects.”

  2. Tell us about a time you worked on a team project.

    Answer: “In my last semester, I worked on a project where we developed a business plan for a Fintech startup. I collaborated with team members to conduct market research, create financial projections, and present our findings. This experience taught me the importance of teamwork, communication, and time management.”

  3. How do you handle tight deadlines?

    Answer: “I handle tight deadlines by prioritizing tasks, breaking them into manageable parts, and staying organized. I also communicate proactively with my team to ensure everyone is aligned and can contribute effectively. For example, during my internship at [Previous Company], I successfully managed multiple projects with overlapping deadlines by using these strategies.”

  4. What are your career goals?

    Answer: “My career goal is to become a leader in the Fintech industry, specializing in digital payments and financial services. I aspire to leverage technology to improve financial inclusion and create innovative solutions. This internship at M-Pesa Africa is a crucial step towards achieving these goals.”

  5. Describe a challenge you faced and how you overcame it.

    Answer: “In my final year, I led a project that faced significant delays due to unforeseen technical issues. I overcame this challenge by organizing additional team meetings, reallocating resources, and seeking advice from mentors. By staying focused and adaptable, we completed the project successfully.”

  6. What skills do you bring to this internship?

    Answer: “I bring a strong foundation in [Your Degree], excellent communication skills, and proficiency in MS Office. Additionally, I have experience in project management, data analysis, and problem-solving, which I believe will be valuable in this internship.”

  7. Why should we hire you?

    Answer: “You should hire me because I am dedicated, eager to learn, and passionate about Fintech. My academic background, coupled with my previous internship experiences, has equipped me with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute effectively to your team.”

  8. How do you stay updated with industry trends?

    Answer: “I stay updated with industry trends by reading industry publications, attending webinars, and following thought leaders on social media. Additionally, I am part of several professional groups where we discuss the latest developments in Fintech.”

  9. What do you know about M-Pesa Africa’s services?

    Answer: “M-Pesa Africa is a leading provider of digital payment solutions, serving over 60 million customers across multiple countries. Your services include mobile money transfers, bill payments, and merchant services, which have revolutionized financial inclusion in the region.”

  10. How do you prioritize your work?

    Answer: “I prioritize my work by assessing the urgency and importance of each task. I use tools like to-do lists and calendars to stay organized and ensure that I meet all deadlines. Additionally, I am flexible and can adjust my priorities as needed to accommodate any changes.”

We are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not charge any application or recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

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We wish you the best in your application and look forward to potentially welcoming you to M-Pesa Africa, where your journey to becoming a Fintech superhero begins.

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