The InterNenda! Program

Introduction

Both a play on words and meaning, LocalPushGlobal's InterNenda! program offers an experience unlike any other. Interns will be given the opportunity to work alongside local community service organizations teaching a variety of internet and software tools that help guide the knowledge sharing process. It is our interns that deliver concrete, sustainable IT education to our recipient organizations.

The Process

Upon arrival, LocalPushGlobal interns receive mandatory orientation and training on LocalPushGlobal's best practices and the common resources that will improve their ability to provide quality IT education in the field. Once interns have received and completed their in-house training, they are deemed qualified to work in the field as a LocalPushGlobal representative. LocalPushGlobal then assigns and matches its interns to recipient organizations. We consider our interns' experiences, preferences and interests to the best of our ability for their assignments.

After interns have been assigned, they are briefed with their recipient organization's background and priorities. Soon after, they are introduced to the recipient organization(s) with which they will be working. LocalPushGlobal insists upon having at least one representative of every recipient organization assigned to at least one intern. In this manner, recipient organization representatives and LocalPushGlobal interns work together to accomplish the recipient organization's goals.

The Program

The InterNenda! program is a unique opportunity to gain field and work experience while on location in Mombasa, Kenya. You will work directly with our partners in their place of business in order to help them fulfill their goals and objectives over the course of your time in country. In addition, Local Push Global provides all interns housing, training and support through the duration of the program. Each intern will spend a minimum of 60% of their time in the field, resulting in 150-400 hours of field experience depending on the the length of their stay. In addition, Local Push Global runs training and information seminars along with local language (Swahili) and cultural workshops which can account for another 30% of an intern's time commitments. All interns will receive documentation to recognize their participation in the Local Push Global InterNenda! program.

Fee Schedule

The cost of participating in the program varies based upon the duration of the internship. Local Push Global provides lodging, training, and business placement as a part of the InterNenda! program. Costs that are not included in the program fees are: airfare, visa(s), in-country travel, food, health and travel insurance.

Application Process

Our application process has two rounds and generally takes 4-6 weeks to complete. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of May 15, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be provided no later than June 1, 2013.

The first round includes your application along with a current resume/cv and a personal statement. Once your application has been received, LPG will review these materials. Should you be selected for a second round, you will be contacted to schedule a video interview with our Director of Operations. Following the interview, LPG will check references, conduct a routine background check, and evaluate your candidacy. You will be notified as to whether you have been accepted for our program no later than June 1st, 2013.

Upon acceptance to our program, LPG will stay in contact with you and be available to answer additional questions, provide referrals, and give suggestions about your travel and stay with us in Mombasa, Kenya.

Thank you for your interest in an internship with Local Push Global, Inc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Local Push Global team at any time.

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