Legal and Policy Internship


The Legal and Policy internship is an exciting opportunity for law students and lawyers. We are looking for an individual passionate about human rights, environmental, land and territorial rights, and access to justice. The intern will sharpen their advocacy, research and analytical skills whilst providing the necessary legal and /or policy research and analysis support to the organization and indigenous communities within the Turkana Basin.

We are specifically looking for an individual who can undertake the following;

  • Conduct legal and policy research and analysis of bills moving through County and National Assembly, and the Senate
  • Gather and analyze information about priority policy issues.
  • Assist in research and analysis of public interest cases within the Turkana basin
  • Contribute and produce legal opinions, policy briefs, articles, updates related to FOLT’s thematic areas with a view to aid advocacy and influence policy.
  • Contribute to campaigns and advocacy that are built around solid policy analysis.
  • Participate in FoLT’s coalition activities with other partners.
  • Help to plan legislative engagements.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to inform potential litigation in support of FoLT’s public interest work.
  • Provide other support to the team’s policy advocacy efforts.


The internship will be for 8 months.


  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili (Ng’aturkana will be an added advantage)
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to critically analyze relevant policy and legal documents
  • Strong legal research and writing skills;
  • Reliability and attention to details
  • Passion for environmental and social justice
  • Ready and willing to learn and unlearn
  • Well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a team setting and to work independently to deliver projects on time
  • Adaptable and versatile; able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.


How to apply

Eligible candidates should send their applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Legal and Policy Internship” as the subject line.

Applications should include;

  1. A cover letter explaining why you are interested in the internship;
  2. LLB certificate and other relevant documents; and
  3. Curriculum vitae


Application Deadline

All applications to be sent on or before 14th July 2021


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Position Title : Knowledge Management and Communications Intern 

Friends of Lake Turkana (FoLT), is a grassroots organization founded in 2011, that works with and on behalf of the communities within the greater Turkana basin to demand their collective social, economic, environmental, cultural and territorial rights. Our mission is to foster participation of indigenous communities to achieve social and environmental justice.

 The position

The purpose of this position is to assist the Knowledge Management and Communications Team with all communications and knowledge management-related tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in implementing and refining the Knowledge Management and Communications strategy.
  • Offer support to all teams in designing and editing materials for various audiences and contexts, including research and meeting reports, case studies, briefs, toolkits, peer-reviewed articles, etc.
  • Support in preparing impact stories for web and public dissemination. Travel to project activity may be required.
  • Support in expanding FoLT’s outreach based on existing communication strategy.
  • Development and day-to-day management of material for the organization’s social media accounts: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Engage in campaigns that increase the organization’s social media presence. All content must be approved.
  • Contribute to developing and monitoring content, design, editing, branding formatting of reports, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and communication materials assigned by Communication and KM Coordinator or Director.
  • Work under the guidance of the Communication and KM coordinator to develop success stories for broader dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Support in the facilitating translations, transcription and subtitling to increase equity and inclusion for communities.
  • Support production and recording of FoLT’s Radio programs that capture community voices.
  • Support in identifying which knowledge is relevant and valuable to whom, and assist in defining and simplifying the structure of the information repository and templates for knowledge products.
  • Collect/ collate information and undertake analysis to support the production of knowledge materials around FoLT’s key areas of work for a range of audiences.
  • Explore and support piloting alternative tools for enhancing internal and external communications and information management.
  • Stay abreast of development around FoLT's key focus areas to ensure the organization's knowledge production and management work is relevant and responsive to indigenous peoples' current challenges.
  • Backstop the organization blog by soliciting creative posts from staff and guest bloggers and editing and promoting content.
  • Support in maintaining a collection of photos, graphics, icons, infographics, databites video clips to use in various digital content.
  • Support the development and implementation of effective feedback/follow-up processes to capture the impact and value of internal and external training and learning.
  • Support updating digital communications platforms, including social media, the FoLT website, and other communication materials.
  • Actively engage with citizen journalists and community monitors to share information on FoLT areas of work.
  • Design and execute FoLT's participation in specific events relevant to the organizational focus in social conversations to amplify FoLT's mission and resources.
  • Contribute to building the organization's photo database/video library by continuously highlighting the organization's interventions through photography and video documentation by external teams.
  • Provide logistical support for communications and other events.
  • Assist with other knowledge management and communications activities as needs arise.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Multilingual English/Swahili/Turkana preferred.
  • Strong listening and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy for different audiences.
  • Ability to observe and understand team and community dynamics and adapt approaches accordingly.
  • Experience and/or interest in citizen engagement, mobilization and social activism.
  • Experience in or currently studying Communications, Social Sciences, IT or any other related field of study.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally.
  • A passion for social justice, women, land and environmental rights and issues.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, audiovisual production and/or social media management will be an added advantage.

 Duty station

The qualified candidate will be stationed in Lodwar.


Qualified young women and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are strongly encouraged to apply.

All candidates should send their applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and indicate “Knowledge Management and Communications Intern” as the subject line or deliver their application directly to the Friends of Lake Turkana Resource Centre, KALOKOL HIGHWAY, off Lodwar town by 18th June 2021.

Physical Address

P.O Box 515-30500, 
Tel: +254 703 486 996