Presidential Digital Talent Internship Programme (DIGITALENT) – Cohort VIII

Internship

DIGITALENT

Presidential Digital Talent Internship Programme (DIGITALENT) – Cohort VIII

Application Deadline: Tuesday Midnight, 3 October, 2023

Are you a recent university graduate with a passion for ICT and Public Service? The ICT Authority invites you to embark on a transformative journey with the Presidential Digital Talent Internship Programme (PDTP) Cohort VIII for the year 2023/2024. Join us in shaping the future of Kenya’s digital landscape through a structured 12-month internship in both the public and private sectors.

Internship Objective

Unleash your potential! The PDTP is designed to develop and prepare young ICT graduates to seize employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the ICT and other sectors. This program offers a unique chance to gain invaluable workplace experience, expand your knowledge, benefit from mentorship, and build a robust professional network in the following domains:

Network & Digital Infrastructure (150 Positions)

Software Development & AI (100 Positions)

Information Security (50 Positions)

Multimedia (Graphic Design) & Digital Marketing (50 Positions)

Data Analytics (50 Positions)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this exciting opportunity, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Academic Excellence: You must have graduated with First or Upper Second-Class Honors (or equivalent) from a recognized institution in the last two years (from January 2021).
  2. Pending Graduation: If you are graduating in December 2023, provide a recommendation/reference letter from your university indicating your anticipated honors.
  3. Relevant Degrees: Recent graduates in BSc. ICT or Engineering (Electrical & Electronics, Telecommunication, Software) with expertise in one of the specified fields: Network & Digital Infrastructure, Software Development & AI, Information Security, Multimedia (Graphic Design) & Digital Marketing, or Data Analytics.
  4. Technical Proficiency: Be prepared to demonstrate technical skills in your specialization during the interview.
  5. Kenyan Youth: You must be a Kenyan youth between 21 to 29 years of age and currently unemployed.
  6. No Prior Government Internship: Applicants should not have participated in any other government internship program.
  7. Full-Time Commitment: You should be ready and willing to work on a full-time basis (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) in any government organization (MCDAs) within the 47 counties.
  8. Diversity Encouraged: Females, persons with disabilities, and graduates from ASAL regions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Ready to take the next step? Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Complete the online application form at https://digitalent.go.ke/ and attach all required documents as indicated.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered, so ensure you provide all necessary information.
  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For further inquiries, please contact us at pdtp@ict.go.ke.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To enhance your chances of success in your application, consider these expert tips:

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your application to showcase how your skills align with the specific internship position you’re applying for. Highlight relevant coursework, projects, or experiences.
  2. Emphasize Soft Skills: In addition to technical skills, emphasize your soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, as they are highly valued in today’s workplace.
  3. Research the ICT Landscape: Familiarize yourself with current trends and challenges in the ICT sector in Kenya. Be prepared to discuss how your contributions can address these issues.
  4. Practice Interviewing: Practice common interview questions and behavioral scenarios to be confident and articulate during the interview process.
  5. Networking: Start building your professional network by connecting with individuals in your desired field on platforms like LinkedIn.
  6. Continuous Learning: Showcase your commitment to learning and growth by mentioning any relevant online courses, certifications, or self-improvement initiatives you’ve undertaken.
  7. Community Involvement: Highlight any community service or volunteer work that demonstrates your dedication to making a positive impact.

Join us in shaping Kenya’s digital future! Apply today and embark on a journey of growth, innovation, and excellence in the ICT sector.

To apply for this job please visit digitalent.go.ke.


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