Young professionals from across Africa are invited to apply for one of two fellowships offered by Incubator Africa; Young Professionals Program (YPP), a two-year paid internship and the Young Reformers Program (YRP). The goal is to build a workforce of individuals who can work towards the urgently needed reform in the Nigerian education sector. The YPP and YRP are both designed to be transformational training programs for youth who are committed to changing the Nigerian Education Sector for the better.

The individuals selected will possess strong enthusiasm for seeing positive change in the education sector. As a training programme, candidates do not require prior experience or expertise in the education field, but must show potential to learn and have sufficient basic skill sets to advance Nigeria’s education reform cause. These individuals should also be able to demonstrate passion, creative thinking, and principled leadership through their past experiences.

Young Professionals’ Programme

This is a two-year paid internship in which YPP Interns will:

  • Work in existing organizations and receive guided training from Incubator Africa

  • Prepare for education consulting and reform work

  • Learn about education in Nigeria with like-minded individual

  • Receive a monthly stipend

Young Reformers’ Programme

This is for individuals who desire the education knowledge to achieve their desired impact, but cannot make a two year commitment. YRP Fellows receive guided assistance on their projects and receive training at a nominal cost.


  • Aged 21-35

  • Completed a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

  • Confident, optimistic, with high expectations and high energy

  • Courage to take risks – be prepared to fail; challenge the status quo

  • Determination and strong professional will

  • High standards and ethics (integrity)

  • Ability to inspire others to believe in themselves and the cause; to empower others to succeed

  • Committed to the cause ahead of self-gratification

  • Humility – chosen to lead rather than self-impose

  • Visionary, strategic and forward thinking – leading for a better future

  • Systemic thinker – ability to assimilate, simplify and channel forces to advantage

  • Empathy and strong relationship builder

Residence in Lagos is required: Applicants must be living in Nigeria by the launch of the programme which will be in September 2013. They should be committed to securing housing in Lagos for the duration of the program. IAL will not cover any costs related to interviewing or relocation for the purposes of these fellowships.

Incubator Africa seeks candidates who may not otherwise have access to such a training opportunity, especially graduates of Nigerian universities.

Deadline: August 25, 2013

For more information and to apply, click here.

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