Bridging the gap between academia and industry

What is the fellowship about?


Recroot Africa & Yebi Health Fellowship Program is a unique initiative designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry, by providing university students with an opportunity to apply their skills into real projects being handled under Recroot Africa and Yebi Health, either while they’re in school or during their field training. We’re joining hands with specific universities and departments, in order to enable this as part of moving the needle further on changing how impactful fellowships can truly be with real employer-based applications and modules.

Currently, the fellowship program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in accredited universities across East Africa. All fellows will have a week of in-person, intensive training to lay a foundational understanding of the companies and of basic technical concepts. We believe that the core skills can cut across any industry, however, it’s all about the mindset. Therefore, we’re looking for fellows who’re looking to be learners, curious, and willing to ask the tough questions with creativity in mind! As a fellow, you will have the chance to gain hands-on experience in your field of interest, honing your skills and expanding your knowledge under the guidance of seasoned professionals.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, and will respond within 2-3 weeks if successful!

Benefits of the Fellowship

Develop Soft Skills

The fellowship program focuses on honing crucial soft skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, and leadership, which are vital for success in any professional setting.

Real-Life Work Exposure

Fellows will have the chance to immerse themselves in the day-to-day operations of Recroot Africa and its supporting partners, gaining firsthand experience and understanding of the challenges and opportunities within their respective industries.

Professional Growth

Through workshops, seminars, and mentorship programs, fellows will receive guidance and support to enhance their personal and professional development, boosting their confidence and preparing them for future job roles.

Fellowship Tracks

Business Development and Consulting Fellow

In this team, you will be working with the clients and accounts directly on any project that you’re placed on. We expect fellows in this team to be working on lead management, reporting and analysing data from the market to bring in new clients, and ensuring that we are up to date with the industry trends, and best practices when it pertains to bringing in new business, and maintaining existing business relationships. This team will be in charge of creating the process for applying for proposals, partnerships, tenders and such.

Product and Operations Fellow

In this team, you will be in charge of assisting in managing day-to-day operations, including scheduling, logistics, and administrative tasks, while also looking into documentation of organizational policies and procedures, managing operational tasks as needed per project upon execution. In this team, you will be working closely with the Business Development fellows as well, but with an execution mindset once the projects are closed.

Sales and Marketing Fellow

In this team, you will be in charge of developing sales and marketing strategies to promote the products and services of Recroot Africa and Yebi Health. Under this, you will be in charge of creating and implementing marketing campaigns, digitally and offline.

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