DSTI Fellowship Program

The Fellowship program contains local and international staff embedded within DSTI to design and deploy solutions/projects over a defined period. Initial focus areas for Fellows are:

  • Equity and Innovation Fellow
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Fellow
  • Design and Interaction Fellow
  • Data for Decisions Fellow

For more details, please contact our team. The Fellowship is open to people of all nationalities.

DSTI Internship Program

Interns are either students or recently graduated students working in the areas of training relevant to DSTI. Interns work closely with teams and are embedded in DSTI on specific projects with specific outputs. Such outputs can be thesis work, academic papers, demos or start-up ideas.

Our objective is that by the end of the internship or fellowship, each participant would have gained three things:

  • Learned something new
  • Integrated within a network of practitioners in Sierra Leone
  • Implemented a project of societal impact at scale

For more details, please contact our team. The Fellowship is open to people of all nationalities.

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How to apply 

There’s no minimum degree requirement. All you have to do is send us your profile including a CV, a cover letter and a portfolio of projects/activities you’ve done. We want to see an evidence of integrated theory and practice in your work. We shall invite you for a series of group case interviews to ensure that we are aligned on work culture, ethics and principles. And maybe we will even send you homework beforehand so that you create something to bring to the interview. Some of the qualities that successful applicants have are: initiative, passion, grit, integrity, humor, and tact. Contact us at dsti_recruitment@statehouse.gov.sl with any questions or for submission of materials. Recruitment is on a rolling basis. All positions open to Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad.

We believe that Sierra Leone is best served by a diversity of different perspectives, so we eagerly welcome people of all regions, faiths, tribes, gender identities, ages, abilities, and skills to apply for open positions.

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