The KEMRI – Wellcome Trust Research Programme is an internationally renowned health research programme that is committed to research capacity development in the East African Region. Research internships provide an opportunity for recent graduates to gain experience in a dynamic research environment by working with senior scientific staff in on-going research activities. The internship gives young graduates an opportunity to decide if they would like to take up research as a career.

Several Internships commencing in January 2013 are available at our Nairobi and Kilifi sites.
Applications are invited from graduates of the subjects below who either completed their Bachelors degree within the
last two years (2010 & 2011) or will have completed their course by December 2012.
• Biological Sciences (e.g. zoology, biochemistry),
• Health Sciences (e.g. medicine, pharmacy and nursing),

• Social Sciences, Anthropology
• Geography, Economics
• Mathematics, Statistics, ICT


Applicants should have achieved or expect to achieve a first class or upper second degree.
The internships are limited to 6 months duration and are nonrenewable.
A monthly stipend of KSh. 39,913 will be provided.


Candidates will be selected through a two stage process.

Closing dates for application for the first stage of selection is 12th of September 2012.


For further information and application, candidates should visit the internship portal on our website at

Only online applications will be accepted.



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