YNG Interns Africa tell us…….. We all know the problem well: young Africans are in dire need of employment opportunities. Statistics show that more than 50% of the continent’s university graduates cannot find work. Where work is available, most candidates lack the job experience and skills to be competitive. On the other hand, despite the difficult business environment in Africa, many employers know the value of developing talent through internships and are desperately seeking them. But, they say they can’t find them.
In their research developing this platform, the young Ghanaians they spoke with not only shared their desire to work and gain experience through internships but said that existing internships are only shared through exclusive/private networks, often leaving the majority out. Therefore It is time we open the pool to more qualified Africans. Every African deserves a chance at meaningful work and through that, social mobility.
YNG (young) Interns Africa is an internship portal that responds to this need from both the employer and candidate end. We connect qualified young Africans with internship opportunities on the continent and around the world.
In a simple to navigate the process, businesses can post their internships and review candidates right on the site. Candidates know whether they have been accepted or declined by an employer immediately. Employers also have access to tools that allow them to easily filter through candidates, taking the hassle out of the process.
They are especially excited to welcome businesses in the Diaspora. They believe that their virtual interns tool will lead African business leaders around the world to engage with and build the young talent. They are grateful for all of the work this community does to support the continent. You can get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stars From All Nations (SFAN) led by Future of Ghana Regional Manager for Ghana Tom-Chris Emewulu is a social enterprise that bridges the gap between education and work. Have recently partnered with YNG Interns in their mission to bring internship opportunities to youths.
Future of Ghana (@Futureof GH)