Government launches internship program for youths

The process of filling 3600 advertised internship opportunities in government ministries, agencies and boards has been launched.

Speaking on Tuesday during the launch at the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology in Nakuru, Public Service Commission Commissioner General Dr. Reuben Chirchir revealed that the commission was overwhelmed by high number of youths adding up to 18,000 who applied for the limited positions and only 8,000 youths were shortlisted for the interviews.

“There is overwhelming number of youths who applied but unfortunately only 8,000 were shortlisted for the interviews” he said.

According to Chirchir, the opportunities are limited for university graduates with a bachelor’s degree and those who only graduated from 2015 onward.

Hundreds of youths came out for the interviews hoping that success in the process will mark a stepping stone in their career journey.

However some have expressed their fear due to high number of shortlisted graduates saying that it will be tricky to get 3600 out of the 8000 shortlisted graduates country wide.

The process is expected to run for the next nine days in the 16 centers that are spread countrywide.

PHOTO/GoK:Public Service Commission Headquarters in Nairobi.