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Housing Ministry Announces 4000 Internship Vacancies, How To Apply

The Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, July 10 announced it would be accepting internship applications under the affordable housing programme.

The Ministry announced it is seeking to recruit up to 10,000 university graduates to done in phases.

The first lot will recruit 4,000 interns, who will work under the supervision of professional consultants already engaged and contracted by the State Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Ministry announced that the vacancies are available in 17 areas of proficiency including architecture, quantity surveying, construction management, civil engineering, structural engineering, and mechanical and electrical engineering.

Others are land surveyors, geoinformatics, landscape architecture, interior design, social development, urban and regional planning, environmental science, health and safety, communication and branding, and ICT.

Interested candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree in the outlined disciplines from a recognised university.

The duration of the internship is a year (12months).

The Ministry stated that it will be a paid internship, and candidates will be employed and renumerated in accordance with the terms governing internship as per the Public Service Commission.

On successful completion of the internship programme, the Ministry stated that interns will be issued with a testimonial from their supervisors and a certificate.

How to Apply

1. Interested qualified graduates are urged to apply through the portal www.ahpjobs.info by Friday, July 19, 2024.

2. The applicant should  fill in their personal details including their name, date of birth, ID number, KRA PIN number, county of origin, gender, disability status, contact details and their physical address.

3. He/she is required to fill in their profession and check the button if they are a registered professional.

4. The applicant should add their educational background including their education level, the institution they studied at (university or college), the course undertaken and the year of start and completion of their studies.

5. The applicant should then save the details.

6. After saving, he/she is required to fill in their professional association membership details including the professional body, membership number and membership type.

7. The applicant should then save the details.

8.  The applicant is presented with a check box prompting whether they are currently employed and must tick if they are. The Ministry assures that employment status will not hinder the applicant from the opportunity and that it is needed for information purposes.

9. The applicant should then write a 500-word essay on the subject provided by the Ministry:
Housing not only provides shelter to Kenyans, but also is a great source of employment for citizens and generates demand for manufacturing
He/she must submit the essay in the slot provided on the website.

10. The applicant is then presented with a check box prompting whether they are willing to work anywhere in the country. He/she should tick the box if they have no location preference.

11.  The applicant must attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates or testimonials required for the application.

12. The applicant is asked to revise their application and read and confirm that all details are true and correct after which he/she should check the declaration box.

13. After checking the declaration box, the applicant should click submit to successfully file the application.