Programme Overview​

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The Aga Khan University (AKU) is one of 10 agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). It is a leader in research, teacher education, medical care, and community health systems, with campuses and programmes in South Asia, Central Asia, Europe, and Africa. At AKU, students flourish in a supportive environment that embraces diversity, demands excellence, and encourages leadership and direct engagement with real-world challenges​.

The Aga Khan University – International Internship Programme works closely with programme mentors, the local community, University partners and interns. A key strategy for sustaining results is the participatory and inclusive approach of the program​me through strong internship planning, implementation, and on-going development. 

We are known for:
  • Flexible duration
  • On-site and remote placements with mentors at AKU Campuses in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the UK.
  • Wide variety of internship areas 
  • Clear project deliverables and outcomes
  • Strong risk management procedures
  • Continued monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Opportunities for leadership, skill development, and innovation
  • Opportunities for research and academic development

On-Site Internship

What's Included:​


Professional Internship 
(40 hours with a dedicated team)

Internship Permits / Work Visas

Transportation (To/From Workplace and Airport Transfers)

24 / 7 Support

First 7 Days Meal Vouchers​

Cultural and Social Events

Networks of International Contacts

Career Training

​What's Not Included:​

  • Round trip airfare to Internship location
  • Entry visa fee
  • Medical and travel insurance 
  • Accommodation (we strongly recommend interns to choose from a list of options available through AKU, depending on their budget)
  • Living costs

​The internship coordinators can help you calculate the cost of living and will address any questions you may have to make a decision.

Virtual Internship

What's Included:​


Professional Internship 
(4 to 12 Weeks &)

Mentor and Team Support

Integrated Learning and Work Culture

Academic Credit

​What's Not Included:​

  • Internship Allowance
  • Medical or any sort of monetary coverage
  • On-site traveling​
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We encourage you to explore our available internship positions and to contact us at if you have any questions.​​