Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets. We franchise the toilets to community residents, who run them as commercial toilets; landlords, who offer them as a value-added service to their tenants; and schools, to ensure children always have access to a safe sanitation option. We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training and aspirational marketing and branding. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community for treatment. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein, which we sell to Kenyan farms. We launched our first toilet in November 2011, and we now have a network of over 2,700 active Fresh Life Toilets serving over 100,000 urban residents every single day. We collect and convert over 6,000 tons of waste every year. At the same time, we have built a team of 250 dedicated team with diverse backgrounds. Our work has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Best Companies in Africa.
We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. Sanergy seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.
Our core product is dried insect larvae of the black soldier fly. The larvae simultaneously treats waste and produces valuable protein. While we have made great progress understanding and working with the fly, there is still much to learn and to do that we need to run trials and experiments. We currently seek a Research & Development Intern in our Kilifi Site to help us move our work forward, improving our process and insect performance while helping to take the technically feasible to scale.
A typical day for you might include the following
Skills and qualifications you’ll need
Qualities you’ll need to fit in well with the Sanergy-Stars
To apply, please submit a cover letter clearly indicating your available start state, your resume/CV that includes a list of three referees. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Kindly note: This position is based in Kilifi town, Kilifi County and should you be successful you will be required to live close to the area
While the 2019 Sanergy interns are not provided monetary compensation, the experience gleaned from their time at Sanergy will benefit them for many years to come. Join us in pushing the frontiers of innovation
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