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How to Apply for Lola Kenya Screen internship

Junxia Mbithe Mbeti of Multimedia University of Kenya,, Video Production InternWe offer internship to talented final year university students who are interested in changing the world for the better through creative entrepreneurship using the media and information discipline.

The Internship is offered in Media and Information and related areas:

  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Arts Criticism
  • Video Production
  • Print Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations
  • Event-Organisation
  • Marketing
  • Resource-Mobilisation
  • Media Education
  • Mass Communication, and
  • Web Development .

japheth ogila, journalism,steve biko abuya, pr, maseno universityThe programme, an intensive, hands-on, learn-as-you-do full time experience, runs 8-12 weeks, depending on the requirements of the participant’s university.

To be considered for placement, applicants have to send in their formal application comprising:

  • Cover Letter
  • Motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • School Introduction/Request, and
  • Samples of one’s best work (if available).

Shortlisted applicants go through written, oral and practical interview in their area of specialisation and interest prior to placement.

Wairimu Wanjage preparing articles on strict journalistic deadlinesDuring placement, Interns are treated as regular members of staff and acquire skills while serving in the various projects–School Outreach, Mobile Cinema, Film Forum, Internship, Festival–Lola Kenya Screen runs throughout the year.

Edith of Daystar University editing videoThe performance of Interns is assessed by both Lola Kenya Screen and the university concerned and grades given that count towards their academic performance. Though we provide the platform upon which Interns acquire the practical skills required to graduate from university, we as Lola Kenya Screen don’t award degrees or diplomas.

Participants who successfully complete the Internship are issued with Recommendation Letters.

Though we receive more than 30 applications per day, the number of participants who get into our programme is subject to availability of resources; we are a not-for-profit organisation–a company limited by guarantee and without share capital or assets–that relies on donations from society for our operation. Consequently, we have, with effect from 1 January 2016, introduced a nominal service charge for participation in the quarterly experience.

Internship, we are persuaded, is an opportunity for the participant to acquire REAL life skills.

Harry Yegon's camcorder at work, lola kenya screen film forumOver the past decade, participants in our Internship programme have come from both public and private institutions of higher learning in English-speaking Kenya and Uganda. These include University of Nairobi, Maseno University, Kampala International University, Mount Kenya University, Moi University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Daystar University, Multimedia University of Kenya, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Uganda Christian University, Uganda Pentecostal University, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, Nairobi Film School, Kenya Science Teachers College, and Kenya Methodist University.

While some of our former Interns work with major media organisations, others are running their own successful media and information businesses all over East Africa.