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Internships provide valuable experience by applying the knowledge gained in the classroom to practical experience on the job. Therefore, we offer internship opportunities. Our objective is to work with graduates individually to help them define their area of study as they wish to enter and then help them prepare to pursue that goal.

Policy Statement


  • Internships at AMREF Flying Doctors are defined as structured learning experiences in which interns are exposed to the various aspects.
  • All internship placements are based on clearly identified needs driven by the objectives of AMREF Flying Doctors’ Business Plan.
  • One must apply and be selected in order to join AMREF Flying Doctors’ internship programme.
Scope of the Internship Programme


  • Internships are open to diploma and degree students who wish to acquire knowledge and experience of a real work environment to the mutual benefit of both the organization and the Intern. Interns are fully involved in the work programme of the unit relevant to their studies under the supervision of a responsible staff member.
  • Interns are expected to contribute their skills, knowledge, and competencies while acquiring supplemental training in their areas of specialization but are not full-time employees. They are not substitutes for full-time staff.
  • AMREF Flying Doctors does not offer any payment for internship.
  • Internships are normally offered for a period of three months but can be extended to a maximum of six months. An intern will work an average of 40 hours per week.
Placement Period


  • Applications will be processed at least three months in advance of the internship commencement.
  • Available positions will be posted on AMREF Flying Doctors’.

Entry Requirements

Potential candidates must:


  • Submit an application to undertake internship training at AMREF Flying Doctors. All applications must be submitted online to the HR office.
  • Specify why he/she has chosen AMREF Flying Doctors for internship, the benefits expected from completing the internship (eg how  it fits into the applicant’s studies or career plans), and how this contributes to AMREF Flying Doctors objectives.
The application should indicate specifically:


  • Field of academic specialization or area in which practical training is required
  • Programme of training approved by the candidate’s institution, where applicable duration of the internship (three or six months)
  • Number of credits required for validation by the candidate’s institution, where applicable
  • The application for internship shall be accompanied by a supporting letter from their learning institution, where relevant.
Selection Criteria:


  • Interns shall be recruited through notices on the AMREF Flying Doctors website, indicating the type of interns required, the period of time each is needed, and the deadline for applying for the internship.
  • Applications and interviews for internships shall be coordinated by the HR office in conjunction with the Unit head or a representative.
  • Selection will be based on the job description prepared for this purpose and the best suited candidates will be selected.


NB: Please note that due to the large number of applicants, we are not in a position to reply to each request, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.