Internship Programme

KECOBAT may at times consider accepting student trainees, depending on the candidate's qualifications and the demands of the work programme of the Organization. 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for an Internship:

If you are thinking of entering the world of tourism, an internship at the Kenya Community Based Tourism Network could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the Network. You will be given a real chance to work with our people and the industry stakeholders as a whole. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the KECOBAT. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Can you be an intern at KECOBAT?

  • Be currently enrolled in a second, third or fourth year of undergraduate or in a graduate (masters) or post-graduate (PhD) programme. Opportunities for interns who have completed a diploma or certificate course from a recognized institution may be considered on special occasion as may be from time to time provided for by the institution.
  • Submit an endorsement form from the Nominating/Sponsoring institution
  • Attach a written submission of approximately 100 words typewritten describing the relationship between your academic training, work experience and your intent of an internship at KECOBAT.  Please be specific.
  • Internship at KECOBAT is in no way related to recruitment for regular employment and there should be no expectancy of such.  Interns are not eligible for employment either during their internship programme or within the six month period immediately following the expiration of the internship.
  • Please attach coursework outline and an updated CV.

 Keep in mind:

  • DurationBe willing to intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week usually for a period of not less than THREE MONTHS and not exceeding SIX MONTHS. Once selected, you must begin your internship either prior to or within one year of graduation.
  • Cost: KECOBAT interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the KECOBAT location where you will be an intern.
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
  • Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
  • Academic Credit: You may get academic credit from your institution of higher education for the internship. Check with your university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships


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The Kenya Community Based Tourism Network (KECOBAT) network was launched in August 2003 as a membership umbrella organization representing the interest of Community Based Tourism (CBT) organizations in Kenya.

It aims to facilitate information sharing; delivering appropriate technical support and advisory services; mediating and lobbying their interests to government and other relevant institutions and thereby integrating community concerns into national tourism.

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