Still in their 20s, Aogah Winnie Achieng and Monica Nyawira Kang’uru, have already managed to work at international corporations’ and with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority; they have also won an acclaimed competition for young innovators. So it’s no wonder the two Kenyan students caught the attention of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and were selected for its six month International Business Internship Program (IBIP) in Seattle, USA.
Launched in 2012, IBIP gives valuable exposure to Boeing’s latest advances in business and technology, with hands-on experience of a variety of disciplines, including business operations, finance, marketing, and strategy in the aviation industry.
J. Miguel Santos, Managing Director for Sub-Sahara Africa of Boeing International and Director of International Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Africa, says, “We’re very impressed with the caliber of students that applied. I am excited for them to start in January, it’s a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience, not only in a new country but also at the world’s largest aerospace company.”
The students will be exposed to a range of business activities and work alongside Boeing employees in various fields. They will also have the opportunity to spend time with Boeing leaders, visit several Boeing factories and share their experience with other IBIP interns from around the world. They will be provided mentors and the support they need to succeed.