The Co-Operative University Of Kenya 2019 Internships

By | April 1, 2019

The Co-Operative University Of Kenya 2019 Internships

Vacancy Description

The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) is a State owned University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012. The CUK is located in Karen, approximately 20km from Nairobi City Centre, a very conducive environment for serious academic engagement and learning.

The Vision of the University is to be a leading University in Co-operative Training, Education, Research and Innovation and the Mission of the university is to provide education, training, research and consultancy in order to produce leaders in the fields of Co-Operative Development, Community Development, Rural Transformation, Business, Applied Sciences, Information and Communication Technology for Development. The Co-operative University of Kenya invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the positions of internship in the University main campus as follows:

a) Human Resource Intern (CUK/NT/HR/3/19 (1 )
b) Accountant Intern (CUK/NT/FIN/3/19 (1 )
c) Audit intern (CUK/NT/AUDIT/3/19( 1 )
d) Nurse Intern (CUK/NT/DISP/3/19( 1 )
e) Legal Intern (CUK/NT/LO/3/19(1 )
f) ICT Intern (CUK/NT/ICT/3/19( 1 )
g) Telecommunications Intern (CUK/NT/ICT/3/19(1)
h) Administrative Assistant Intern (CUK/NT/ADMIN.ASST/3/1 9(1)

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  1. Be unemployed Kenyan graduates from recognized training institutions;
  2. Must have completed degree/diploma programmes and have not been exposed to work experience related to their area of study;
  3. Be graduates of degree/diploma programmes for whom internship is a requirement for registration by their respective professional bodies;
  4. Should not have retired or exited from formal employment; and
  5. Has never benefited from a similar programme.

a) Human Resource Intern  (CUK/NT/HR/3/19 (1)

Qualification: Bachelors Degree/Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized or accredited Institution.

Duties and responsibilities

In liaison with the Principal Human Resource Manager:

  1. Handling routine correspondences in the department;
  2. Updating staff data on the internal Human Resource Management System;
  3. Processing staff appraisal and staff leave;
  4. Providing secretariat services to various university committees
  5. Organising staff training sessions and activities;
  6. Summarizing applications for shortlisting and interviews;
  7. Confirming vacancy positions against the approved establishment;
  8. Drafting internal and external adverts for academic & non-teaching staff;
  9. Monitoring staff performance and attendance
  10. Enforcement of disciplinary procedures.

b) Accountant Intern (CUK/NT/FIN/3/19 (1)

Qualification: Bachelors Degree in accounting from a recognized or accredited Institution.

Duties and responsibilities:

In liaison with the Finance Officer:

  1. Collecting all relevant information on fixed assets from various departments;
  2. Maintaining fixed asset register;
  3. Co-coordinating coding of all university assets;
  4. Reconciliation of relevant accounts;
  5. Processing LPOs, payment vouchers;
  6. Preparation of university budget;
  7. Preparation of various reports.

c) Audit intern (CUK/NT/AUDIT/3/19( 1 )

Qualification: Bachelors Degree in accounting from a recognized or accredited  Institution.

Duties and responsibilities:

In liaison with the In-charge Internal Audit:

  1. Undertake comprehensive audits on utilization of resources;
  2. Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures by examining; records, reports, operating practices, and documentation;
  3. Verify assets and liabilities by comparing items to documentation;
  4. Ascertain correctness of accounting records;
  5. Draw audit programmes;
  6. Prepare audit report queries and observations.

d) Nurse Intern (CUK/NT/DISP/3/19(1)

Qualification: Kenya Registered Nurse/Kenya Registered Community Nurse OR Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

Duties and responsibilities:

In charge of nursing services in the absence of the Nursing Officer;

  1. Carries out all nursing duties in the allocated area as necessary;
  2. Consults with the In Charge Dispensary in the nursing management of the patients under him/her.

e) Legal Intern (CUK/NT/LO/3/19(1)

Qualification: Bachelors Degree/ Diploma in Law or related field from a recognized or accredited Institution.

Duties and responsibilities:

In liaison with the In-charge legal matters:

  1. Prepare briefs to the University external lawyers for all court cases;
  2. Prepare all legal documents including internal lease/tenancy agreements,
  3. Memorandum of understanding (MOU’S), collaboration agreements among others;
  4. Advise on industrial relations and Trade dispute matters;
  5. Liaise with the University external lawyers in relation to pending legal matters;
  6. Prepare briefs to the University Staff, Disciplinary Committee and giving advice in the disciplinary cases;
  7. Give legal advice regarding the interpretation of all University documents such as Terms of Service.

f) ICT Intern  (CUK/NT/ICT/3/19(1)

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in IT

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with the applications team, network team, technical team towards effective user support in the University;
  2. Perform routine maintenance of IT resources both software and hardware in the assigned departments/sections including software and hardware upgrades;
  3. Assess user needs and train them to be better able to respond to their user environment;
  4. Implement security measures on data, software applications and hardware at the user workstations and sections;
  5. Train users on appropriate security measures for the protection of data and information, its privacy and confidentiality.

g) Telecommunications Intern (CUK/NT/ICT/3/19(1)

Qualification: Bachelors Degree/Diploma in telecommunications systems OR Bachelors Degree/ Diploma in applied Telecommunication

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Installing and maintaining telecommunication systems;
  2. Coordinating and Managing the equipment and ensuring they are in working condition;
  3. Performing regular tests on systems to ensure all components are running well;
  4. Cleaning and handling delicate equipment to avoid breakage;
  5. Ensuring safety of the equipment;
  6. Reporting to the PICTO any equipment not functioning to enable repairs.

h) Administrative Assistant Intern (CUK/NT/ADMIN.ASST/3/19( 1 )

Qualification: Bachelors Degree from a recognized or accredited Institution.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Assist in administrative duties including: verification of information on recruitment, appointment, training, staff deployment, personnel records, student admissions, student records and industrial relations;
  2. Assist in implementation of administrative decisions by the department where he/she is deployed;
  3. Carry out administrative activities in his/her area of jurisdiction.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Personal accident insurance cover lasting at least six (6)months;
  • Copy of PIN certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Medical insurance cover from National Hospital Insurance cover (NHIF) or any other reputable medical insurance firm.

All applicants must fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

  1. Candidates who meet the above requirements should download and fill in a prescribed application form submit two (2) hard copies of the letter of application, certificates, national Identity Card/ passport, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of education, name and addresses of three referees and dully filled application forms;
  2. Clearly labeled and sealed applications quoting the reference number should be addressed to the undersigned and returned not later than 3rd April, 2019 at 12.30 p.m.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance, Planning & Administration 
The Co-operative University of Kenya, 
P.O. Box 24814-00502, 
Karen- Kenya



The Co-operative University of Kenya is an Equal opportunity employer; Female applicants, persons living with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.