As part of its mission to provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, Ringier Africa is launching a new internship programme, Ringier Africa Internships, first across its Nigeria & Ghana offices – through an inaugural partnership with the African Leadership University (ALU).
According to Leonard Stiegeler, General Manager Ringier Africa: “We have long been admirers of the ALU’s vision of nurturing Africa’s leaders of the future and we are happy to be welcoming their cohorts into the Ringier Africa family as part of our internship program. As a company, we are committed to supporting young, dynamic talent in Africa and we’re excited to working with them across our portfolio companies.”
Fred Swaniker, Founder of ALU adds: “Ringier offers ALU students an exceptional opportunity to work at the cutting edge of digital marketing across Africa, allowing them to merge the boundaries between the work place and the classroom. I believe that our partnership with Ringier helps us realise our mission to produce highly skilled, market-ready graduates that are well prepared for the challenge of leadership in Africa in the 21st century.”
The exercises the interns will take on within Ringier Africa and its business models are diverse: At Ringier in Nigeria, the ALU intern will be part of a brand new project that will instigate a new project in Ringier’s digital agency RDM. In the Ghana office, an ALU intern will be immersed in the company’s Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) flagship news platform, Pulse, where their duties will include working on social interest stories and going out ‘in the field’ with experienced journalists. In both roles, Ringier Africa interns will gain significant exposure to working in a corporate but entrepreneurial environment, a sense of taking responsibility and learn the art of accountability in the workplace. Upon completing their internships they will enter the Alumni network of Ringier Africa with preferred access for future full-time positions.
Ringier Africa joins other leading global companies including McKinsey, Coca-Cola and IBM, by providing placements for ALU interns. The Africa Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions which share a common vision: transforming Africa by developing and connecting a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders