9 Great Internship Opportunities for Students in 2019

Across colleges all over the world, students are encouraged to take educational transfers to other schools or gain work experience through a number of programs.

All geared towards building new skills, meeting new people and improving on coursework. Doing an internship serves many purposes, including giving you real-world experience that will serve you well when you finish college and enter the workforce.

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While considering the right place for your internship, you should ensure to examine all opportunities available to students which can make up their Internship semester.

Below are 9 options and opportunities for IT students and for parents looking to recommend these upcoming opportunities below to recommend to your college kids for their Educational exchange or IT semester.

Use a Job Board

Job boards and forums like Indeed and NGCareers list opportunities available by companies looking for interns.

These are easy to apply to and provide a slew of opportunities from all over the country and the world.

Residency opportunities

Every year platforms like Chimamanda Adichie writing Farafina workshop.

Art noise residency programs also offer a number of programs for students graduate and postgraduate alike throughout the year. You can sign up to either of these to get alerts on new residency opportunities.

Online Experience/working from home

Websites like fiverr.com and upwork.com provide opportunities for people who want to earn money from home. While these tend to give more freelance options, they also serve as great options for IT students.

Volunteer writing

Platforms like The Sole Adventurer and She Leads Africa have regular openings for volunteer writers.  Having such brands on your resume can help boost your CV and give you the opportunity to publish your thoughts and hone your writing skills.

You can also intern at She Leads Africa, and gain hands-on experience on how to work with a diverse team and navigate the training period in a fast-paced company.

Short Practical Courses

Another option for your IT semester is to take a short-term course in a practical course like baking, catering or fashion design that not only allows you an opportunity to learn practical skills, but also a great opportunity for you to earn an additional skill that can make you money immediately.

International Volunteering

You can become a United Nations volunteer through the UN Volunteers platform which provides a slew of opportunities for students and graduates alike to volunteer and gain work experience as well as meet new people from different parts of the world.


With business registration now easier than ever, your holiday period presents a good opportunity for you to try your hand at entrepreneurship!

Look into setting up a small scale business and creating an opportunity not only for you but for others.

Cryptocurrency Trading

Cryptocurrency is currently at an all-time high, with bitcoin getting to over $30,000 = B1 during the end of 2017. Try your hand at trading in this new way for little to nothing and explore the opportunity of making more.

There are varying classes on meetup offering free bitcoin classes and meetings to get you started.


Investing is also another opportunity to learn and earn money. While this is significantly more difficult and requires some money on hand, there are investment options that anyone can hop on.

Pork money which is a great way to invest in agriculture, gain new experience in investment as well as make more money.Not to mention pork agriculture investment runs a fairly short cycle.

These are a number of options that would ensure that students do not miss out on or waste their Internship Training opportunity as the skills, knowledge, and experience you gain through an internship are fast becoming one of the most important things that employers consider when they hire.

You’d be doing yourself a real disservice by not seeking out an internship opportunity before you graduate.

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Meet MARIAM DIABY: Côte d’Ivoire’s top natural hair influencer

Mariam Diaby is a natural hair influencer from Côte d’Ivoire. She holds a degree in Marketing and International Business.

In 2011, she created Nappys de Babi, a community of more than 26,000 members mobilized to promote natural beauty, with a focus on nappy hair.

Under her entrepreneur’s cap, she launched the Kun’si Hair Centers chain in December 2017.

Miriam is one of the 5 She Leads Africa x Dark and Lovely Beauty Accelerator, finalists. As part of the program, she just completed a 1-week intensive boot camp at the L’Oréal HQ in Johannesburg.

In this article, she shares her experience and highlight of the program with us. 

About my business…

Kun’si is a hair care specialist brand providing quality services to natural women through a network of affordable centers.

My experience during the SLA x Dark and Lovely Beauty Accelerator residency…

It was very empowering meeting experts in different sectors, who shared the best practices to enhance our business development.

It was also interesting to discover multiple experiences in the same domain, each one adapted to a specific environment.

Highlight of the residency program…

Pitching my business was definitely one of the best moments! I learned to introduce Kun’si in 5 minutes and also highlight the best assets to retain attention. Working on my pitch deck was a very good exercise.

Now I understand my unique selling proposition. I’m a natural hair influencer, and I have the facility to collect essential information from an existing community and then adapt my offer to its needs

As a business owner, what would you say is your unique selling proposition?

I have the facility to collect essential information from an existing community and then adapt my offer to its needs.

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What’s the most important thing the SLA Accelerator residency has taught you?

“Constant quality is important for consumers.” – Heard in the PR session.

For me, this sentence summarizes the essence of success, insights, content value, customers, and competition.

Constantly studying your environment and target audience will lead you to always produce the best solution to your target.

One of your exercises during the residency was to create a vision board for 2019. What’s that one goal you MUST achieve in 2019?

LOSE WEIGHT. If I do this, I will do ANYTHING.

What’s your secret sauce? How do you get your glow up?

Faith. It leads me to everything. Happiness, joy, strength, optimism.


Are you a Tea or coffee gal?

Tea all day, every day!

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