Why choose AKU's Virtual Internship Programme?

The Aga Khan University’s Virtual Internship Programme (AKU-VIP) provides you with a one-of-a-kind virtual placement to build valuable skills and enhance your cross-cultural competencies through work opportunities with diverse teams in more than 14 countries. 

The placements are offered in East Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe, and North America with the international development agencies of The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – One of the world’s largest network that works on programmes dedicated to improving the quality of life and opportunities of vulnerable communities and spans across 30 countries. ​

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REAL WORLD
Projects


Lead projects with a focus on impact in countries such as: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Canada, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Portugal.

One-on-one
Mentorship



AKU-VIP mentors work with you to support your internship projects and career goals, provide mentorship, help you network, and build your skills.

GLOBAL
Networking



Expand your network through organized social engagements and cultural immersion with our community of interns, students, and mentors across
the globe.​

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
TRAINING



Gain 60+ hours of webinars, workshops, and short courses with AKDN master trainers to equip you with relevant knowledge and skills.


INTERNSHIP COMPLETION
CERTIFICATE



Add to your resume a certificate outlining all professional development training and internship projects you completed.


LINKEDIN ALUMNI
NETWORK




Gain access to our extensive alumni network and learn about their post-internship endeavors. 

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PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE
LETTERS




Your mentor will provide you 
professional references to aid you in landing your dream jobs post-internship.


FULL-TIME PROGRAMME
SUPPORT




Supporting you through structured programming, professional advising, and our guided online training.


ACADEMIC
CREDIT




Our programme can work with your academic institution to provide you academic credit. 

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Virtual Experience

Learn more about AKU’s Virtual Internship Programme and what our interns have to say about their experiences.


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​​How ​Does It Work​​​



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​STEP 1​

Online Application

​18 Dec 2020 to 29 Jan 2021

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STEP 2

Virtual Interview

​11 Feb 2021 to 19 Feb 2021


STEP 3​

Acceptance and Payment

​24 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2021


STEP 4​

Virtual Orientation

15​ March 2021




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Intern Testimonials ​

Learn more about the first-hand experiences of our past and current interns!

​​"My mentor is very resourceful, positive, and always points me in the right direction when needed. She has also given me the opportunity to be autonomous and take on smaller projects to help me build my skill set and confidence."

Mastoora Rizai
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