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Intel Student Partner Program

iHub By Rachel Gichinga / November 25, 2013

The Intel Student Partner Program: Open Now to University Students


What is the Intel Student Partner Program?
The Intel Student Partner Program – Africa is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Intel and their universities.

These partners:

  • Learn about innovative Intel products and programs.
  • Plan and host fun events on campus.
  • Act as a campus contact for Intel teams.
  • Help Intel better understand each university’s culture.

Why was it created?
The program was developed enable Intel to engage more actively and more effectively with large student bodies across Africa.

How do you apply?
Program Participants (Participants) can apply to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program (Program) by submitting an application here.  Application deadline is December 15th, 2013. 

The application is currently open to only applicants in Kenya, but if you’re in Nigeria or South Africa, please sign up at and we will let you know the minute we launch. 

During the Phase 1 Participants will need to demonstrate the following values in their application:

  • University status: Participants must be enrolled in a full time program at a recognized university in Kenya, South Africa or Nigeria (Recognised and Registered as an Institution of Higher Learning by a Government Body).
  • Academic excellence: Participants must have a grade point average of minimum B (or equivalent) from their university. Proof of grade point average in the form of academic transcripts is required.
  • Leadership experience: Participants must demonstrate that they have previously organized and led other students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the University community. Proof for this should be provided in the form of reference letters from the organization for which they implemented the program.
  • Intel Developer Zone: Participants must be registered members of the Intel® Developer Zone (IDZ). IDZ membership will be verified by including IDZ username in the application process.

Program Duration
Starting from November 15th 2013 participants can apply at any time during the duration of the Program and will be notified within 1 month of their application date regarding the status of their application. Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program.

Partner Benefits
Partners will receive the following benefits:

  • Profiling within the Intel® Developer Zone (within regional sections dedicated for Africa as a Partner).
  • Opportunity to participate in certain Intel events locally and internationally. For any event that requires travel, Intel will cover all associated, reasonable costs (transport, accommodation and board) on behalf of the Partner based on actually incurred costs only which must be supported by a valid proof of payment.
  • Sneak peeks at some development tools, and industry-defining software applications that are public but may not be readily available in your specific market.
  • Access to mentors within Intel to support Partners to build their global network and career skillset.
  • Monthly stipend of $50 (Stipend) payable in equivalent local currency. The Stipend will only be available for months of Partners’ full time enrollment at the University, excluding University holiday months, (Eligible Months). The Stipend will be subject to additional contractual obligations to be signed by the Partners with the Agency.
  • Branded Intel merchandise (Merchandise): 1 branded jacket, 1 branded T-shirt, 1 branded laptop bag, 1 branded laptop cover of a total value of approximately $200.

Partner Obligations during Partnership Year

The Partners will be required to:

  • spend at least 2 hours a week meeting, talking and promoting Intel programs on Campus. The Partners will be required to send weekly reports providing work breakdown of how the 2 hours were spent.
  • disclose that their activities are supported by Intel.
  • provide weekly update to Intel on any university events in which they took part during the previous week and on upcoming events which the university is conducting that could be of interest to Intel.
  • with prior notice from Intel, arrange for a tour at the university for Intel visitors to showcase Partners initiatives at the university.
  • be available to assist with planning and logistics whenever Intel has major events in Partner’s country. For such assistance standard daily rates will be paid, equivalent to the rates paid to regular promoters (Event Assistance Pay).
  • provide content such as one blog entry of at least 200 words , every 3 months, for the Intel Student Partner program website. The provided content should, for example, include information regarding recent events they have participated in.

In addition Partners activities on-campus will include:

  • setting up a booth that showcases Intel technologies and programs locally. Intel will provide physical booth, as well as the items to be shown.
  • The Partners will be responsible for arranging an introduction meeting between Intel representatives and a relevant person at the university to facilitate obtaining of any required permissions for the space use at the university campus.
  • running “What’s New” sessions to inform students about the latest news from Intel.
  • arranging a periodic meeting between Intel representatives and university faculties leaders with the aim to discuss possible collaboration areas. At a minimum there should be 1 meeting per quarter.

All activities that incur costs will need a prior approval from Intel and a valid proof of payment.

Intel may, at its sole discretion, refuse to cover any costs which were not explicitly approved by Intel or for which there is no proof of payment.

Apply now to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program. 

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Author : Rachel Gichinga

  • david at 12:13:35PM Monday, November 25, 2013

    cool….great opennings for kenyan students

  • James at 12:46:26PM Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Wonderful Initiative..This is exactly what Intel needs to help bridge the gap between products and consumers…#Kudos to Agatha and the team!!!

  • John Raymonds at 14:51:57PM Monday, December 2, 2013

    It is a great opportunity which someone should not miss!!

  • Neville at 02:06:26AM Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    It is a platform for those willing to be the next big thing on the kenyan tech sene.

  • Asanda Lusawana at 12:28:13PM Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    I am requesting for an application form.

  • ian at 11:04:14AM Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Good initiative there but what if a student is a 1st year at campus but has the zeal to be part of all this,does he/she stand a chance to apply for the same?

  • Rachel Gichinga at 12:08:56PM Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    The application is done online – please click on the “apply here” link to get to the page.

  • Rachel Gichinga at 12:10:43PM Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    There is no restriction on year of study – you can apply as a first year student.

  • Ian at 14:11:09PM Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Do first years have a chance?

  • esther at 21:08:53PM Saturday, December 7, 2013

    is it that the applicants should necessarrily coders?

  • Mariam Maissara at 12:55:48PM Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Is there a restriction on the field of study?Like can a public relations student apply? Where are the academic transcripts and endorsement letters of the work you did that you want to showcase uploaded?

  • bonface njuguna at 11:37:46AM Monday, December 9, 2013

    what if as per now i do not have letter of endorsement can i still apply and if i qualify for interview i come with it because the registrar is not around the university

  • Rachel Gichinga at 14:58:27PM Monday, December 9, 2013

    Hi Bonface. If the registrar is not available please get a letter of endorsement from one of your lecturers, along with their position and contact information (email address and phone number).

  • Rachel Gichinga at 15:01:07PM Monday, December 9, 2013

    Hi Miriam. There are no restrictions on the field of study. All material is to be uploaded here:

  • Toyin at 07:15:35AM Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    I have been trying to submit my application to no avail, the reply I get whenever I want to submit is that the program has not been lauched in my country (Nigeria). What should I do?


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