Interns in Germany at Afrika kommt!

On Friday, August 1st, 2014
Initiative of German Industry for Future Leaders from Sub-Sahara Africa
Afrika kommt! (Africa is coming!) is a joint initiative for capacity building in leading German companies. It targets young highly qualified professionals from Sub-Saharan African countries with several years of working experience.

During a 12-month stay in Germany, a 9-month internship in one of the participating companies forms the heart of the program. 
The practical training gives participants the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of management practice and to participate in economic, social and organisational change processes and will enable them to establish a network between cooperation partners from their home companies and German companies.

Qualification/Level of Experience

  • University degree in one of the following areas: Agricultural Science, Forestry, Crop Protection, Life Science, Economics, Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, Law, Finance, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Medicine, Healthcare, Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Computer Science
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent English languages skills, French and German are an advantage
  • Intercultural competencies, open to new experiences abroad and willing to learnGerman
Fellowship Details
  • Roundtrip airfare to and from Germany, travel and accommodation in Germany
  • Fees for German language courses
  • Living allowance
  • Coverage of health insurance, accident insurance and liability insurance
  • International Management Training (IMT) courses
  • Relocation fee
Applications for the AFRIKA KOMMT! Program cycle from 2014 – 2016 can be submitted until 07 September 2014 through the online application form available on

Successful candidates will be invited to an assessment centre in Nairobi in November 2014.
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