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KP Women Civic Internship Program

KP Women Civic Internship Program 2021

The KP Women Civic Internship Program is a 6-month program supported by Code for Pakistan, the KP IT Board, and The World Bank. The internship program has been designed to up-skill fresh graduates with technology skills, provide practical hands-on work experience and prepare them for exploring a career in Engineering, IT, and Software Development.

For the first cohort of the Women Internship Program, we have partnered with Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation’s Market and Employment Project (MEP), with the focus of inclusion of women from three underserved districts of KP into the program, which includes districts Bajaur, Mohmand, and Charsadda, where women graduates face challenges accessing career opportunities, as well as social and cultural barriers in seeking employment. The program will facilitate these interns to work remotely and join different sessions and workshops online aimed at their technical and soft skills development.

A cohort of 10 women interns has been selected and the internship program was officially launched on October 20th, 2021. During their 6-month internship, the interns will get an opportunity to work on citizen-facing digital services to improve citizen engagement, automate government processes, and create innovation in public service delivery. These digital services will help solve problems in various public domains, such as economic development, healthcare, open data, citizen engagement, transportation, education, etc. The interns will also be working closely with the Fellows from the KP Government Innovation Fellowship Program and assisting them on various projects which will be developed during the Fellowship Program.