Our internship program in the past 2 years
What is the Youth cafe Internship Program?
The Youth Cafe is Africa's leading pan-African host organization managing successful Internship programmes through various Africa-based mobility projects since 2016, acting primarily as a receiving intermediary organization in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Program. Our organization continuously strives to find the best work placements for students to obtain the most appropriate hands-on experience during their internship in Africa.
Although the number of companies expanding in Africa overseas has increased in recent years due to the increase in the domestic market, the shortage of "global talent" who is responsible for African development, especially for Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises, has become a challenge.
Utilizing highly skilled young professionals, such as for participation in organizational expansion or creation of innovation from a new perspective, will contribute to strengthen competitiveness of Africa. However it has not been sufficiently achieved, especially in Small-and-Medium-Sized companies, due to their lack of experience in working with young talent or the network.
Given that, we hope to achieve the following goals.
●Knowledge building aimed at new developments and expansion of African businesses
●Changing Mind through working with young professionals and experiencing cross-generational, inter-cultural communication
●Constructing networks and developing in-house systems in conjunction with African universities aimed at securing Highly-skilled young professionals
●have trained as global leaders capable of working in Africa, in their home countries, and all over the world in the future.
●Uniquely new twist to finding the right intern who is duly assessed ,referenced, monitored,and evaluated using new technology.
●Secure and reliable database to expand your advertising through embedding your brands and offers with us.
●Meeting hiring needs for constantly expanding industry.
●Positioning internship program as a strategic tool in a larger workforce development strategy
●Facilitates the transition from short-term internship to long term employment
●Develop and nurture young talent for your organization and ensure continuity.
■Exposure to real-life working environments thereby increasing your maturity and self confidence
■Instilling professionalism, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and work ethics
■“Telling The Youth Cafe internship story”:Supporting interns on how to articulate cogently the skills developed during the internship experience that are sought by employers.
■Integrating career planning activities into the internship to help interns make the connection their internship and future career paths
■Beyond a Resume: Supporting interns to develop communication skills,proffessional etiquette, presentation skills, and understanding the workplace dynamics.
■Connecting entrepreneurial interns experientially to innovative industries by providing opportunities for networking,entreprenurial skill development, and career crystallization in the tech and startup world.
■Participating in this internship, you can learn business strategies at a company and acquire the skills and expertise from successful companies