Introduction to Internship program
The Denis and Lenora Foretia foundation was founded by Dr. Denis Foretia and Mrs. Lenora Foretia in 2012. We work to catalyse Africa’s Economic Transformation through social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health, and progressive policies that create economic opportunities for all. The Nkafu Policy Institute is a nonpartisan, independent think tank lodged at the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Our internship program provides the framework for interns to contribute to the foundation’s objective of catalysing Africa’s economic transformation. The interns will work on a broad range of tasks that will enable them develop transferable skills that will prepare and equip them with the skills and tools to thrive in their careers.
At the Denis and Lenora Foundation, the interns will take part in several training and capacity building events to enable them learn, develop and improve their current thinking and broaden their existing skillset. As an intern, you will get the chance to work on different projects ranging from trade, social entrepreneurship to community outreach projects in health care. Working closely with senior colleagues, you will get the chance to organise events with senior policy makers, present your ideas at the Nkafu Seminar Series and contribute towards the foundations’ research output and policy advocacy directly or indirectly.
Our internship program spans three months. The Nkafu Policy Institute comprised of four divisions has a total of four interns. The communications department and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (SBEC) welcome one intern each. The work culture of the foundation can be illustrated using the “SIC” model: Supportive + Inclusive + Collaborative