I’m sure you’ve heard of companies locally that pay recent graduates with experience but there are actually some fields and firms that pay interns well. There are also companies that do not offer internships so steer clear of those when searching for an attachment. Here are a few industries you may want to search for internships in:


Insurance Firms

Such as AMACO, UAP,Britam,CFC Life,Madison,APA,Kenindia Assurance Company,ICEA Lion,Jubilee,Old Mutual, and Kenya Orient.

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ICEA Lion Riverside office park, Nairobi

Government Institutions

Such as HELB, Kenya Power, Kenya Airways, KRA, NSSF and NHIF pay interns well.

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NHIF building

NGOs/Non-Profit Organizations

Such as Red Cross, Care Kenya, IPA, One Acre Fund, Trademark EA & Oxfam.

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Research Firms

Statistics graduates can find internships at Synovate, Infotrak and Consumer Insight.

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Synovate IPSOS Kenya

Media Companies

Radio Africa, which owns Kiss TV, Classic 105, Kiss FM and The Star, is one of the best media companies to work for. The company recruits interns from time to time and they pay them at least Ksh35,000 per month.


Audit and Accounting Firms

Such as Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PWC) which sometimes employs interns. As an intern, you’ll earn Ksh 45,000-Ksh 60,000.

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PWC building, Nairobi



Investment firms like Centum.

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Safaricom house, Nairobi

Telecommunications companies like Orange, Safaricom and Airtel.

The United Nations also employs interns annually. We have noted that if you are fortunate enough to join the company as an intern, you will get salary and it is possible but not likely that you will not get paid anything at all.

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United Nations headquarters Gigiri, Nairobi

For those with a degree in actuarial sciences, Insurance Regulatory Authority is another government institution that can pay you up to Ksh 40,000 while you’re interning intern.

Google Kenya will also offer some very valuable experience alongside great pay.


Sources: fixusjobs, venasnews.