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

Current Interns

Maiva Kelly Makougoum

Research Intern

Mary Sandra Ayuk

Research Intern

Gertrude B. Makebe

Communication Intern

Cheryl Sende

Finance Intern

Luma Modise

SBEC Intern

Former Interns

Sani Gwladys

Sani Gwladys

Communication Intern

Cynthia Mahop

Cynthia Mahop

Research Intern

Nkenglefack Bernard

Nkenglefack Bernard

Programs Intern

Aaron Tabondjou Goufak

Aaron Tabondjou Goufak

Communication Intern

Shandy Mopia

Shandy Mopia

Research Intern

Maurice Tchegho

Maurice Tchegho

Research Intern

Ballo Ngomna

Ballo Ngomna

Research Intern

Martial Eteme Ongono

Martial Eteme Ongono

Research Intern

Ngwang Roger

Ngwang Roger

Research Intern

Meh Desmond Kum

Meh Desmond Kum

SBEC Intern

Pierre Oyono Mvogo

Pierre Oyono Mvogo

Research Intern

Claudia Masah

Claudia Masah

Research Intern

Cherry Randzee

Cherry Randzee

Academic Intern

Alphonsine Tshika K

Alphonsine Tshika K

Academic Intern

Promise Muluh C.

Promise Muluh C.

Academic Intern

Elisabeth Nke Ateba

Elisabeth Nke Ateba

Administrative Intern