The World Food Prize Foundation

Kenya - ICRAF

World Agroforestry Centre

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya, has hosted three high school students since 2000.

Established in 1978, ICRAF has carried out research and development to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes and used its research to advance policies and practices that benefit the poor and the environment.

ICRAF carries out research and development to improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder farmers and improve the sustainability and productivity of agricultural landscapes.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, ICRAF has five regional research centers in India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, and Mali and has research centers in eighteen other countries as well.

Interns at ICRAF work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Hannah Jaenicke, Dr. Vicki Wilde, and Dr. Pauline Bommet - at the field village of Kisumu and in ICRAF's research labs Nairobi.

The students also had the opportunity to travel around Kenya with their host families and colleagues to see sites such as the Maasi Mara National Reserve, National Museum of Kenya, Solar Ice Rink, Karen Blixen Museum, Kenya National Theatre, The Village Market, Nairobi National Park, and the Bird Islands. 


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Kenya Specific Questions

Suggested Travel Link:

Visa required: Tourist Visa Required 

Passport: Required

Travelers Heath & Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations. Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended

Embassies & Consulates Contact:

  • U.S. Embassy Nairobi - United Nations Avenue Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +(254)(20) 363-6451

Emergencies: +(254)(20)363-6170

Geography: Refer back to "International Internship Sites"

Cellular apps (highly suggested to download prior to departure): US Embassy. Airlines the intern will be traveling through. Whatsapp

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