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Intel Student Partner Program Explained

by Shiko Gathoni
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Over the holidays, a friend of mine at campus asked me what Intel does in Africa when there are no barely any chip buyers, nor does the firm build its own devices here.

Out of her curiosity I went around asking students about Intel in Africa, that’s when I realized thousands of students need a one on one exposition of what Intel is up to in Africa.

I will begin with the Intel Student Partner program. This is designed to enable students in universities in Kenya,Nigeria and South Africa to have the opportunity to work closely with Intel and understand the firm’s latest technologies.

The students who join this program will have  technical training, incredible connections, and extraordinary opportunities from Intel. They will also be exposed to new Intel technologies,  development tools, and industry-defining software applications from Intel and its global partners. In turn, one is asked to inspire their peers by sharing and promoting these new technologies and benefits on campus.

The succeesful Intel Student Partners will be profiled within the IDZ Africa Zone as a Student Partner. They will also  have an opportunity to participate in Intel Events locally and internationally, with Intel covering their transport, accommodation and boarding costs.

They will also have access to mentors within Intel to support them build their global network and career skillset and will be given a monthly stipend of $50 in equivalent local currency for every month that they are in full time enrolment at the University (excluding holiday months) which will be subject to additional contractual obligations with a local 3rd party agency that will be contracted by Intel Corporation. Additional contracts will need to be signed between the selected partners and the 3rd party agency.

In addition, they will also get branded Intel Merchandise such as a branded jacket, branded T-Shirt, branded Laptop bag, branded Laptop Cover., of approximately $200 in value. The bad news is applications started November 15th 2013 but the good news is that interested participants can apply at any time during the duration of the Program and will be notified within 1 month regarding the status of their application.

Intel says successful applicants will remain Intel Student Partners for the duration of 1 year, which is renewable subject to performance. If you applied, visit here, to check your application status or wait for Intel to directly contact you via email.

Get more details about the Student partner program here.

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