THE KUKAH CENTRE in partnership with THE FORD FOUNDATION invites applications for a 3- month Leadership Internship Programme for young Nigerians.

Successful applicants will be placed in organizations relevant to their interests and qualifications in public, private and non-governmental sectors.

The programme aims to mentor young Nigerians with leadership potentials who can make transformative impact on society.


Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum of First Degree/HND, acquired not more than three years post-NYSC;
  • Be under 30 years of age; and
  • Show proof of leadership promise.

Successful applicants will be placed in organizations within cities where they are domiciled as accommodation will not be provided. Interns will be paid a monthly stipend for their upkeep.

Interested applicants should complete the application form  online, which should be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of intent of no more than 1,000 words clearly explaining the applicant’s career interest(s), his/her vision for Nigeria and how the programme will prepare him/her for leadership roles in the future;
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) in PDF;
  • Scanned copies of tertiary education certificates (compiled into a single PDF file); and
  • NYSC discharge certificate (scanned into a PDF file).


Completed applications must be received no later than Monday, 22nd August 2016. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

NB: This is purely a merit-based initiative and no solicitations will be entertained.


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