2021 Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Internship Programme


The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development calls for applications from suitably qualified candidates for:

Job Position: Work Experience Programme (Internship)

Job Locations: The 6 Geo-political zones

Background
To enhance the employability of Nigerian youth, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has designed the Work Experience Programme (WEP)

. The WEP is designed to provide paid internship opportunities to at least 2,550 Nigerian youths across different industry sectors as follows:

  • Civil Service (Government Agencies)
  • Manufacturing (FMCGs, Agriculture, Energy)
  • Information Technology (Software & Hardware, Telecommunications)
  • Construction (Architecture, Engineering, Surveying)
  • Financial (Commercial Banks, Credit Institutions)
  • Social Justice (NGOs, Law Firms)
  • Health
  • Education.

About Work Experience Program

  • The Work Experience Program is one the series of economy sustainability projects being implemented as an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development in Nigeria.
  • Recently a clinical study and analysis of various surveys on the Nigerian youth, with respect to employability skills, was carried out alongside series of one-to-one interactions. In reaching a conclusion, it was established that one of the challenges of unemployment is the acute absence of practical workplace skills and experience.
  • In order to bridge this gap, the Ministry has initiated the Work Experience Program (WEP) to ensure that young people acquire a level of experience and hone their employability skills, to make them suitable for employment and to acquire the required skills for self-development and crucial to thriving in the 21st Century world of work. These skills include Mentoring, Networking, how to gain Scholarships, knowledge of world Competitions, Employment, Training and Business Startups.
  • The Work Experience Program (WEP) aims to ensure that young people acquire a level of experience and hone their employability skills, to make them suitable for employment and to acquire the required skills for self-development and crucial to thriving in the 21st Century world of work.

Training

  • The youth will undergo a 3-month paid internship based on their profile, discipline and location. The program will take place in multiple locations across all states of the 6 Geo-political zones, including the Federal Capital Territory.
  • The Work Experience Program (WEP) initiative is a three-month internship programme that will provide participants with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills and workplace competencies that increase their potential for a successful employment.

Criteria for Selection
This programme is available to the literate population only. In addition, the following have been set as the basic pre-conditions for selection:

  • Applicant must be a Nigerian citizen, male or female between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Must have completed at a University Degree, Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or a National Certificate in Education (NCE)
  • Applicant must have, at least one valid means of identification (National Identity card, International Passport, Permanent Voters Card - PVC, Drivers’ License).
  • Willing to undertake some travel if selected and the physical training location is not in their state of residence
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English language.
  • Beneficiary should possess the capacity to transfer knowledge, and mentor peers within their immediate environment.

Benefits to Successful Interns

  • Provides you with an opportunity to relate career courses with workplace scenarios.
  • Gives you valuable insight into the diversity of employees in the workplace.
  • Prepares you for the demands and expectations of the fast-evolving world of work.
  • Improves your soft skills such as emotional intelligence, teamwork, people skills confidence, and problem-solving.
  • Provides you with appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes concerning both paid and unpaid work.

Note: Application is free and no registration fee is required.

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