Engineering Internship Opportunities in Kenya: 40+ Parastatals to Consider

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Top 50 Parastatals for Engineering Internships in Kenya

An internship is an exciting opportunity for an emerging engineer to develop skills and gain practical experience in their specific engineering field. In your internship program, you will work alongside experienced professional engineers who will provide you with efficient, safe, and reliable support to help you grow in your career. Here are 30 parastatals for engineering internships in Kenya.

1. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

KRA, as you know it, is the chief taxman in Kenya. With a favorable work environment focused on talent development, KRA is among the top 5 best employers in the country.

As an engineer, some of the positions you can apply for at KRA are data manager position, technology innovation, intelligent expert, or ICT solution professional.

You can find the application guidelines here.

2. KeRRA (Kenya Rural Roads Authority)

KeRRA is the state corporation responsible for maintaining, rehabilitating, upgrading, and constructing roads in all rural areas in Kenya.

The company is under the Department of Transport, Infrastructure, and Housing and Urban Development. It offers internship opportunities for engineers across diverse areas such as civil and electrical engineering.

Check KeRRA internships here.

3. The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)

EPZA is the state corporation that promotes, facilitates, and creates an enabling environment for export-based investments

EPZA needs mechanical engineers and technicians to assist in various tasks including electrical equipment and infrastructure. Engineers also assist EPZA in maintaining water storage tanks and booster pumps.

4. Kenya Ports Authority

KPA manages and operates all scheduled seaports coastline and Inland waterways in Kenya.  It provides engineering internships for engineers within a broad range of careers.

Electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, container terminal engineers, maritime engineers, port electrical engineers, and ICT, innovation & business process re-engineers can apply for an internship at KPA.

See a sample of KPA internship ad.

5. NCWSC (Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company)

NCWSC exists to provide Nairobians with water supply services and ensure your drains flow smoothly and consistently. Industrial, mechanical, civil, electrical, and production engineers can apply for an internship at this state corporation.

Check this sample civil engineering internship ad at NCWSC to discover what you need to know before submitting your application letter.

6. Numerical Machining Complex Limited (NMC)

NMC is an industrial and mechanical engineering company. It offers services such as turning, boring, milling, and gear hobbing and shaping.

For mechanical emerging mechanical engineers, this corporation is a suitable place for your internship.

NMC is among the few mechanical firms in Kenya with modern facilities for machining, heat treatment, foundry, fabrication, metallurgical, and design works.

The company is also one of AutoCAD’s authorized and verified trainers and resellers. If you’re interested in design work, join NMC to sharpen your AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor Professional, AutoCAD Mechanical, and/or AutoCAD software.

7. ITDP (Institute for Transportation and Development Policy)

The little-known ITDP is one of the key parastatals for engineering internships in Kenya. An innovation-oriented corporation, ITDP employs technology to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

It operates in over 40 nations across the globe, and therefore, is an ideal training space for young engineers who want to explore beyond their local borders. If you secure an internship at ITDP, you’ll be lucky to participate in the design as well as the implementation of transport and development solutions and systems.  

So, which engineers can apply for ITDP internships? Well, transportation engineers, urban planning engineers, data scientists, architects, and construction engineers.

Use this link to check available internships.

8. Parastatals in the electricity and energy Sector

  1. Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)
  2. Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
  3. Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO)
  4. Nuclear Power and Energy Agency
  5. Geothermal Development Company Limited
  6. Rural Electrification Authority (REA)
  7. Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC)
  8. Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC)
  9. Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)
  10. Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP)
  11. Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited
  12. Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority
  13. Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
  14. National Oil Corporation of Kenya

KPLC internship and industrial attachment programs are paid. Typically, an intern at KPLC will earn about 50k monthly although in some cases, the pay could go to as high as 100k.

As you can see from this internship advert, internships, and attachment applications are open to mechanical, automotive, building, civil, and electrical & electronics engineers.

However, KPLC is an advanced engineering firm with numerous engineering departments with opportunities for engineers across diverse engineering fields. For instance, the corporation has data centers, which data center engineers can still secure internships.

Cybersecurity and data analysts can still try KPLC. Check KPLC internships here.

9. Sugar Manufacturing Parastatals

  1. Mumias Sugar Company
  2. Nzoia Sugar Factory
  3. South Nyanza Sugar Company
  4. Muhoroni Sugar Company
  5. Chemelil Sugar Factory

10. Parastatals in the tea-manufacturing sector

  1. Tea Board of Kenya
  2. Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation

However, if you’re interested in working as an engineer in the team tea-manufacturing sector, we have a long list of tea-manufacturers for you to try.

  1. Pest Control Products Board
  2. NSSF (National Social Security Fund)
  3. ICT Authority
  4. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
  5. Media Council of Kenya
  6. Kenya Rural Roads Authority
  7. Kenya Roads Board
  8. Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works
  9. Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs
  10. Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
  11. Ministry of Energy
  12. Kenya Bureau of Standards
  13. East African Portland Cement Company Plc
  14. Regional Centre on Groundwater Resources, Education, Training and Research
  15. Athi Water Works Development Agency
  16. Tanathi Water Works Development Agency
  17. Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency
  18. Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency
  19. Water Resources Authority
  20. National Irrigation Authority
  21. Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation
  22. KCC (Kenya Co-operative Creameries
  23. KURA (Kenya Urban Roads Authority)
  24. IEBC
  25. EBK
  26. IEK
  27. Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.
  28. Kenya Standard Gauge Railway.
  29. Office of the Data Protection Commissioner 

Here is a list of state corporations in Kenya to consider for your internship. An additional list is available here.

Denish Aloo

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