Engineering Residency Internship Program Gaborone/Maseru 2021 – 2022

Software Engineering Internship Program for Botho University Computer Science Students

For our partner, Botho University, providing practical experience through their internship program is a key component in the Computer Science degree program. One of the lesser known effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that opportunities for university students to find viable internships have been drastically reduced due to pandemic lockdowns and lack of remote work support at corporate partners. Along with the challenges for students to attend classes through the pandemic, they now find that they are unable to find corporate internship opportunities in Gaborone and elsewhere in Southern Africa.

We are excited to partner with Botho to provide this much needed experience for their students through our Engineering Residency Program.

This is particularly interesting from the student perspective as we can provide the students with experience working in a software start-up environment where they have the opportunity to develop real-world software.

We are targeting a first run of the program for two cohorts of 25 students each in the Gaborone, Botswana and Maseru, Lesotho campuses, providing internet connectivity to students as necessary to participate in the program fully remotely. They will form the two ’startups’ that will compete with each other (in a friendly way of course!) to build a innovative software solutions to the African and global markets!