Frequently Asked Questions
- ALA Students: these are students who are currently at ALA. They are either in their first or second year at ALA and are working towards their A-levels. They are aged between 17 and 21 years old. Young leaders in this category have differing levels of skills but generally benefit from internships where they shadow an employee in a company, perform basic administrative tasks, and in some cases work on discrete projects doing basic tasks.
- ALA Graduates and MCF scholars: these young leaders have completed their ALA curriculum or another high school programme and are aged between 18 and 23. Some of them are pursuing higher courses of study at university, while others are pursuing entrepreneurial business or social ventures or looking for opportunities. The ALA graduates and MCF scholars in university have generally the highest degree of maturity and are capable of undertaking more complex tasks such as discrete projects. Please view comments from some of our previous partners on the quality of interns.(Meet our Partners).
Overall, ACN’s university graduates often are recruited by top organisations across the African continent, including: Allan Gray, Amnesty International, Coca Cola, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, IBM, McKinsey & Company, etc. With up to 3 years of internship experience and an academic background in some of the best universities across the world, these young leaders are highly sought after and represent a rich pipeline of entrepreneurial, pan-African talent for the continent. Please take a look at our career book and Meet Our Graduates who represent some of the best young talent on our continent. Also browse through our report bank on the same page, exhibiting some internship reports detailing what students learnt from and contributed to some of our internship partner organisations.