Internship / NGOs



The KEMRI Graduate School is committed to providing its students with opportunities to gain and
refine their research knowledge and skills. Are you currently enrolled with KEMRI Graduate
School and you are searching for an opportunity to hone your research skills? We are offering
internship opportunities of up to 12 months within our two projects. Only one student will be
selected per project.
1. Schistosomiasis in preschool and schoolchildren along shores and on islands of Lake Victoria
western Kenya: Investigation of eosinophil-cationic protein and fecal occult blood as potentialmarkers for schistosomiasis induced bowel morbidity. This project is based in Mbita, Homabay
The selected candidate will be trained on the following:
 Planning and executing research field activities
 Running assays for Research project
 Maintenance of project property inventory
 Data analysis and manuscripts development for dissemination
2. Development and validation of an in-house phenotypic assay for the determination of HIV-1
drug resistance among patients failing second-line treatment in Kenya. This project is based in
The selected candidate will be trained on the following:
 Cell culture
 Virus isolation, propagation and titration
 Assay development and validation
 Antiviral drug screening
Terms of engagement:
Successful candidates will be paid a monthly stipend without any other benefits. The trainees will
be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical insurance cover for the period of
Applications should include the following:
 Cover letter
 Current CV including current phone contact number
 Copies of certificates and transcripts
 Certificate of Good Conduct.

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