Insights from Our Interns at Esri Eastern Africa

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Insights from Our Interns at Esri Eastern Africa

At Esri Eastern Africa, we believe in the power of learning, growth, and collaboration. Our commitment to fostering young talent is a cornerstone of our mission, and we are proud to provide internship opportunities that open doors to new horizons. As we embark on a journey of continuous innovation and exploration, we take immense pride in presenting the voices of our interns—bright minds who have experienced firsthand the dynamic environment and boundless opportunities that Esri Eastern Africa has to offer.

Every quarter, we welcome a cohort of passionate and driven individuals into our fold, offering them a platform to immerse themselves in the world of geospatial technologies, solutions, and innovations. These young minds bring fresh perspectives and a thirst for knowledge that invigorates our workspace and pushes the boundaries of what’s possible.

Here is what Kelvin Karanja had to say…

Why were you interested in an internship at Esri EA?

I was interested in interning at Esri EA because I had the privilege of training with the organization before. This prior experience provided me with insights into the exceptional learning opportunities, industry expertise, and innovative use of geospatial technology at Esri EA. The chance to further develop my skills, contribute to real-world projects, and learn from the talented professionals within the company greatly motivated me. Additionally, the positive work environment and collaborative culture at Esri EA made it a highly appealing choice for my internship.

Can you tell us about a project or accomplishment you’re proud of and why?

During my internship at Esri EA, I had the privilege of collaborating with a talented partner on a project-the development of a flood early warning system. Together, we utilized GIS technologies to analyze data, create a predictive model, and integrate communication platforms for sending SMS alerts to the community when River Nyando water level reached a specific threshold. This experience emphasized the significance of teamwork and effective communication. I take pride in the successful outcome of the project and the opportunity to contribute to enhancing community safety through our efforts.

How would you define our company culture?

Esri Eastern Africa has a culture of innovation, collaboration, and a strong passion for geospatial technology. They value teamwork, effective communication, and a customer-centric approach. The company strives for excellence, continuously improving their products and services to deliver innovative geospatial solutions.

    Would you recommend this internship to others?

    Yes. Esri EA offers opportunities for hands-on learning, and places a strong focus on cooperation and creativity. The organization also offers the opportunity to learn from business experts, gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies, and gain useful experience.

    If you were to work in any department, which one and why?

    The Solution Engineering department seems appealing. The chance to contribute to developing spatial solutions aligns with my expertise in GIS understanding and knowledge representation, supporting the practical application of geospatial technology to address client challenges.

    Are you ready to start an exciting journey of learning and development in the field of GIS and geospatial technology? We invite passionate and motivated individuals to join our team as interns and be part of Esri Eastern Africa’s dynamic environment.

    Send your CV to to take the first step towards an enriching internship experience.

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