Undergraduate Internship Programs in Nigeria 2024

Internship positions are available for Nigerian undergraduate students in the university, polytechnic and colleges of education.

Undergraduate internship in Nigeria offers students the opportunity to learn and gain practical experience in their field of study in school.

For example, there are internship opportunities for Law students in legal Law firms in Nigeria.

Also, students in other disciplines can gain practical experience through available traineeship programs.

This post is about the undergraduate internship programs available to Nigerian students in all fields of study in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other states in Nigeria.

Let me know in the comment if you have further questions or need further clarification. I would love to hear from you.

Undergraduate Internship

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An undergraduate internship is an excellent way to gain practical experience in your field of study.

There are numerous beneficial reasons to engage in an internship program during the holidays, industrial training (IT) or any free time you have from school activities.

Companies in Nigeria offer virtual internship programs accessible to students at every location in Nigeria.

But, I recommend you enrol in a physical traineeship program. The chances of retainment after your NYSC program is high.

The application requirements for undergraduate internship programs in Nigeria are an application letter and academic transcripts.

Undergraduate Internship in Nigeria

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The following is the list of internship opportunities available to Nigerian undergraduate students;

  • KPMG Internship Program
  • Shell Nigeria IT & Internship Program
  • AIESEC Internship Program
  • P&G Nigeria Internship
  • Sterling Internship Programs
  • Schneider Electric Internship
  • Guinness Internship
  • UNICEF Internship Programme
  • Julius Berger Nigeria
  • ICIR Internship
  • Exxon Mobil Nigeria Internship Programme
  • NNPC Internship

KPMG Internship Program

The Undergraduate Internship program is for candidates currently pursuing a university degree.

The prospective candidate must have completed at least the second year of university, but must NOT be in the final year.

Candidates from all disciplines and courses with an outstanding interim academic record and an interest in the firm’s service offerings, across all divisions.

A competitive and attractive compensation is rewarded upon completion.

Shell Nigeria IT & Internship Program

Shell Companies in Nigeria’s Student Industrial Training Programme offers Nigerian students in Higher Institutions the opportunity to gain work experience in our office locations.

The following is a list of eligible courses:

  • Engineering, Geoscience,
  • Finance,
  • Information Technology
  • Sciences (Pure science, Environmental and Social)
  • Arts
  • Commercial

The Programme provides students studying any of the above courses the opportunity to work directly with inspiring and experienced professionals. The insights and skills gained by the end of the programme will be invaluable for future careers.

This Industrial Training Programme is designed for students to:

  • Put theories and concepts into practice
  • Build work-related skills required for the business environment through constructive feedback and supervision
  • Gain additional skills such as communication, ethics, HSSE, teamwork and leadership.
  • Build valuable networks and contacts for professional development

Application Procedures

All applicants should have a personal and valid email account (for consistent communication)

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements should apply via email –  [email protected]

The email subject should be in this format: Shell Nigeria SIWES Application (Course of study).

The email content must include the following:

  1. Student’s name
  2. Name of University/ institution of higher learning
  3. Matriculation Number/ student ID number
  4. Course of study
  5. Required duration/period for internship
  6. Contact details (address, email, and phone)
  7. Scanned copy of official form/ letter from higher institution
  8. Current Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) or Grade Point Average (GPA)

Please note that industrial training opportunities are based on business needs and limited slots are available.

AIESEC Internship Program

The qualifications necessary for an internship in the AIESEC program mostly depend on the requirements of the department offering the position.

In selecting participants, we focus on these specific requirements for each position.

Therefore, we suggest you carefully read the job requirements before applying.

General Requirements

Below, you will find the general requirements which apply to all positions:

Formal
  • Above average grades
  • To be enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s studies
Functional
  • Excellent English skills
  • Exceptional knowledge of MS Office
  • First-hand practical experience
Personality
  • Good analytical skills and swift perception
  • Independent and goal-oriented work
  • Ability to work proactively in a team, the drive to generate results and a can-do attitude

Application Process

If you’re interested in the AIESEC program and want to experience working in a culturally diverse environment or just develop your intellectual, communicative and professional knowledge, you should apply.

Online Application

All internship opportunities offered by Deutsche Post DHL Group are posted on the global AIESEC internship website.

Interested candidates can apply for the available opportunities on this website.

In order to apply, simply complete the short registration on the website.

When the deadline for the available position is reached, all application forms received will be reviewed and a shortlist produced based on the information provided.

P&G Nigeria Internship

P&G offers a unique managerial internship.

During the program, you will be given projects that give you a chance to make a meaningful impact, immerse yourself in our empowering culture, and head start your career in becoming an outstanding professional and leader.

Sterling Internship Program

The Sterling Internship Programs offer highly motivated individuals a great opportunity to gain industry experience, test drives a career in financial services, and be exposed to the great stuff we do at Sterling Bank.

It also allows you to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and the latest research experience into the Bank while you improve your skills in a diverse environment.

Application

  • Applications for the Young Talent, Women in Banking and Tech-Talent Internship are open all year round and as advertised.
  • Applications for the Summer Associate Internship open in May every year and run from July to September.
  • All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period.
  • Applicants are required to provide a letter of recommendation from their course advisor, head lecturer or professor.
  • Selection is based on vacancies, performance, and availability for a minimum period of 3 months, with a maximum period of 6 months
  • Multiple applications will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Internships are not open to Corps members. However, Corps members may apply for the Sterling Graduate Trainee program after the completion of the NYSC program.

Schneider Electric Internship

Schneider Electric offers Apprenticeships, Internships and Graduate opportunities.

They are on the lookout for passionate people to help them innovate at every level and build a future that empowers all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

Guinness Internship

Interns must be 3rd/4th year or final year students – (i.e. going back to school to continue with studies after internship) in a public or accredited private academic institution undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree.

Qualitative Requirements

  • A successful intern has a desire to gain professional experience and is incredibly eager to learn.
  • Strong listening skills are also required to perform this role.
  • Oral and written communication skills, the ability to follow directions, as well as not being afraid to ask questions will ensure a productive internship.
  • An excellent Excel Spreadsheet skill is essential.
  • Very articulate with fluent English.
  • Patient, attention to detail, fast learner, committed, able to follow instructions, can work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Keen to learn about the markets and with high attention to detail and pride in their work at this initial stage of their career development

Mandatory Requirements

  1. Letter from institution indicating you are a student there and/or require an internship as part of the requirement for course completion.
  2. Personal Accident insurance cover the period of the internship
  3. Bank account details (Bank Name, Account Number, Branch Code)
  4. Copy of National Identity Card
  5. KRA PIN
  6. NSSF/NHIF

The internship is for a fixed period of three months without extension.

UNICEF Internship Programme

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with UNICEF’s work. Internship opportunities are available worldwide.

When a UNICEF office identifies the need for an intern to support their team, they publish the opportunity, and all eligible candidates can submit their applications through our website.

You can find current opportunities on our vacancies page.

Build a compelling profile and get your dream job with these application and assessment tips.

Internship Requirements

To be considered for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Be proficient in at least one of UNICEF’s working languages: English, French or Spanish. Fluency in the working language of the office you are applying to may also be required.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university/education records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. mother, father, sister, brother) working with UNICEF.
  • Have no other relatives in your reporting line of authority.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

Additional consideration will be given to any professional experience relevant to the function you’re applying for.

All our interns are entitled to a stipend as a contribution towards living expenses, paid by UNICEF or a partner institution.

A one-time lump sum, as a contribution towards travel and visa costs, may also be granted when funding is available.

ICIR Internship

The International Centre for Investigative offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students.

These opportunities provide students with a chance to spend time working alongside professionals who truly care about their work and who are committed to doing the job possible in their daily assignments.

AT the ICIR, we empower young people with modern skills and rich experience.

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37 thoughts on “Undergraduate Internship Programs in Nigeria 2024”

  1. Hi Blessing,
    Any idea for companies that have internship for Software engineering or any IT related field. Preferably an online option.

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    • Companies with Online Internship Programs:

      1. Andela: Offers remote, paid internships in software development, data science, and product design.

      2. TalentBase: Connects talented individuals with internships and jobs in tech companies like Microsoft, Paystack, and Flutterwave. Some may be online!

      3. Nairabox: Provides internships in software development, data analysis, and UI/UX design, with some remote options.

      4. Ingressive: Partners with tech companies to offer remote internships in web development, mobile development, and data science.

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    • I understand that you are having trouble securing a place for your IT internship. This can be a frustrating experience, but there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of success.

      Networking: Networking is one of the most important things you can do to find an internship. Talk to your professors, classmates, and friends of the family who work in IT. Let them know that you are looking for an internship and ask if they know of any openings. You can also attend industry events and meetups to connect with potential employers.

      Online Job Boards: There are a number of online job boards that list IT internships, such as Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. Be sure to create a profile on each of these sites and upload your resume. You should also set up job alerts so that you are notified when new internships are posted.

      Company Websites: Many companies list their internship openings on their websites. Be sure to check the websites of companies that you are interested in working for.

      Your School: Your school may have an internship office that can help you find IT internships. Be sure to check with your internship office to see what resources they have available.

      Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter: When you are applying for IT internships, be sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to each position. Highlight your relevant skills and experience, and make sure your application is free of errors.

      Practice Your Interviewing Skills: The more you practice interviewing, the better you will become at it. There are a number of resources available to help you practice, such as online mock interviews and interview guides.

      Don’t Give Up: It may take some time to find an IT internship, but don’t give up. Keep applying for positions and networking with people in the industry. Eventually, you will find the right opportunity.

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  2. Hi Blessing Olarewaju
    I’m Jimmy Treasure by name, A National Diploma student majoring in Electrical/Electronics Engineering but I can’t get a place for my internship program here in Akwa Ibom state. Pls can you help me?
    In Eket to be precise as ExxonMobil and Shell no longer accept IT students.

    Reply
    • Sure, I can help you with that. Here are some places you can apply for an internship program in Eket, Akwa Ibom as an Electrical/Electronics Engineering student:

      1. Nimbles: Nimbles is a technology company that provides engineering solutions for businesses. They offer internship programs for engineering students in different fields, including electrical/electronics engineering.

      2. DAAR Communications Plc: DAAR Communications Plc is a media company that owns several radio and television stations in Nigeria. They offer internship programs for engineering students in different fields, including electrical/electronics engineering.

      3. Heritage Polytechnic: Heritage Polytechnic is a polytechnic in Eket that offers courses in electrical/electronics engineering. They have an internship program for their students that allows them to gain practical experience in the field.

      4. Harrymich Engineering Limited: Harrymich Engineering Limited is an engineering company that provides electrical and mechanical engineering services. They offer internship programs for engineering students in different fields, including electrical/electronics engineering.

      5. Raphnik Store: Raphnik Store is an electrical and electronics store in Eket. They offer internship programs for engineering students who are interested in learning about the retail side of the electrical and electronics industry.

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  3. Good evening. I am Ademola Raodot undergraduate student in french department i want to apply for internship program with your firm for year 2023.

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  4. Hello, I’m an international relations student in my penultimate year. I’m looking for an IT placement in Lagos Island.Particularly an international organization

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    • Here are some international organizations in Lagos Island that you can apply for IT placement as an international relations student:

      1. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
      2. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
      3. World Health Organization (WHO)
      4. African Development Bank (AfDB)
      5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
      6. World Bank

      To be eligible for an IT placement at an international organization, you will need to have a strong academic background in IT and international relations. You should also have good communication and teamwork skills.

      You can find job openings at international organizations by searching online job boards or contacting the organizations directly. You can also attend job fairs and networking events to learn more about IT opportunities in the international development sector.

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  5. Hello, I’m a computer engineering student in my penultimate year. I’m looking for an IT placement in Lagos. Particularly in the tech industry

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    • That’s great to hear you’re seeking an IT placement in Lagos! The tech industry in Lagos is growing rapidly, offering numerous opportunities for computer engineering students like yourself. Here are some steps you can take to find an IT placement in the tech industry:

      1. Research Companies: Start by researching tech companies in Lagos. Look for companies that align with your interests and offer opportunities related to computer engineering. Explore their websites, job boards, and social media profiles to learn about their work, projects, and any internship or placement programs they may offer.

      2. Networking: Networking can be an effective way to find IT placements. Attend tech-related events, seminars, and conferences in Lagos. Connect with professionals working in the industry, join relevant online communities or forums, and engage with individuals who can provide guidance or referrals.

      3. Online Job Portals: Utilize online job portals and platforms that cater to the tech industry. Websites like LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, and Jobberman often have IT internship or placement opportunities listed. Create a professional profile, upload your resume, and actively search and apply for relevant positions.

      4. University Career Services: Check with your university’s career services department. They often have connections with local companies and can provide information about available internships or placements in the tech industry. Attend career fairs and utilize any resources or job boards your university provides.

      5. Personalized Applications: Tailor your application materials, including your resume and cover letter, to highlight your relevant skills, experiences, and academic achievements. Customize them for each company you apply to, emphasizing how you can contribute to their needs.

      6. Online Presence: Build a strong online presence by showcasing your skills and projects related to computer engineering. Create a portfolio website or a GitHub profile to showcase your coding projects and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers.

      7. Direct Contact: If there are specific companies you are interested in, reach out to them directly. Send a well-crafted email expressing your interest in an IT placement and attach your resume. Personalize each message and explain why you are interested in that particular company.

      8. Prepare for Interviews: Once you start receiving interview invitations, prepare thoroughly. Research the company, review common interview questions, and practice your responses. Demonstrate your passion for computer engineering and showcase any relevant projects or experiences.

      Remember to stay persistent and proactive in your search.

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  6. Hi am Sammy, a chemist in my penultimate year, am looking for internship placement, specifically industries or chemical laboratory around southern Nigeria. Can you help me?

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    • Hello Sammy,

      Several industries and chemical laboratories are located in the South-South region of Nigeria. Some of them include the following:

      1. Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) – Port Harcourt, Rivers State
      2. Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited – Port Harcourt, Rivers State
      3. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – Port Harcourt, Rivers State
      4. Brass LNG Limited – Brass, Bayelsa State
      5. Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) – Bonny Island, Rivers State
      6. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic – Ikot Osurua, Akwa Ibom State
      7. University of Uyo – Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

      Reply
  7. Hi. I am a medical student looking for internship, but I have worked with a finance and accounting team before. Do you think I pursue the medical line or look for something finance related since i have experience.

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    • Hello Ibukun,

      It depends on the purpose of the internship.

      You can choose the accounting route if you are looking at equipping yourself outside medicine.

      In the end, it depends on the purpose of the internship.

      Reply
  8. Hi please I am an accounting students looking to apply for undergraduate internship programmes during the 2023 summer

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  9. Hello blessing olarewaju,
    I’m a 300 lvl student and I want to apply for an internship in a marketing or advertising agency to start in may where are the good places I can apply to in Lagos.

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  10. Hello,
    My name is Elvina and I am a mechanical engineering student in 400l level and I am currently looking for IT placement for my 6months IT.

    Reply
  11. Hello Blessing Olarewaju, I want to apply for an Internship program with your firm( Aluko and Oyebode. I would like to know when your internship program for the year 2022 will commence.

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      • Hello, my name is Okololise Precious, I am a Mass Communication student. I am finding it difficult to find internship programs for my course

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        • Hi Okololise,

          I understand that it can be difficult to find internship programs for Mass Communication students, especially in Nigeria.

          Here are a few tips to help you find internships:

          1. Start your search early. The best internships tend to fill up quickly, so it’s important to start your search early. Begin by looking at the websites of companies and organizations that you’re interested in working for. Many companies post their internship openings on their websites, and some even have dedicated internship pages.

          2. Network with people in the industry. Talk to your professors, classmates, and family and friends to see if they know of any internship opportunities. You can also attend industry events and meetups to network with professionals in the field.

          3. Use job boards and search engines. There are a number of online job boards and search engines that specialize in internships. Some popular options include Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor.

          4. Reach out to companies directly. If you don’t see any internship postings for a particular company, don’t be afraid to reach out to them directly. You can send them an email or connect with them on LinkedIn to express your interest in an internship.

          Here are a few specific internship programs for Mass Communication students in Nigeria:

          1. UNESCO Communication & Information Sector Internship
          2. FeedUp Africa Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Intern
          3. FeedUp Africa Programs & Partnerships Intern
          4. SystemSpecs Graduate Intern
          5. Culturelligence HR / People Operations Intern
          6. Christian Aid Communication Intern

          In addition to these specific programs, you can also look for internships at media and communication companies, public relations firms, advertising agencies, and non-profit organizations. Many of these companies and organizations offer internships to students of all levels, including Mass Communication students.

          I hope this information is helpful. Good luck with your internship search!

          Reply

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