Sawiris Foundation Internship Program 2024

Deadline Mon, Mar 18, 2024

Fill in the 2024 Internship Application Form

In you have any inquiries, please contact

Organizational Background:

The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) is one of the first donor foundations in Egypt. Established in 2001 by the Sawiris family, SFSD philanthropically promotes and supports innovative solutions that target comprehensive and sustainable development in Egypt.

Over the last 23 years, SFSD has addressed the most pressing issues facing marginalized Egyptians, such as poverty, unemployment, social exclusion, and limited access to quality education, by funding the delivery of programs aimed at achieving comprehensive and sustainable development in partnership with the governmental and private sectors as well as civil society. By creating thousands of job opportunities, providing quality education, and accessibility to basic services, SFSD has impacted the lives of nearly one million Egyptians in 24 Egyptian governorates, focusing on the most remote villages, with total investments of close to 2.5 billion EGP.

Internship Program:

SFSD welcomes talented and motivated individuals to join our internship program, designed to advance your career and give you an opportunity to contribute to SFSD’s mission.

SFSD is a progressive and open-minded space. As an equal opportunity employer, Sawiris Foundation is committed to achieving a diverse workforce by applying affirmative action, equal opportunity, and non-discrimination in all aspects of employment and internships, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, benefits, and training.

We consciously embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, caste, creed, sex, gender, identity, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or national origin.

Internship Purpose:

The main goal is to provide you with a quality learning experience. In turn, our interns will lend their expertise from various fields to our mission. As an intern at SFSD, you will:

  • Gain a good understanding of our mission, business model, and day-to-day operations;
  • Expand your work experience with meaningful assignments and projects;
  • Develop your existing skills and learn new ones that will be useful for your career;
  • Work in a dynamic and multicultural environment that will help you broaden your professional network.

Eligibility Criteria:

We accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently pursuing a recognized educational program in a field related to SFSD’s activities, leading to a formal undergraduate or post-graduate qualification/degree. Freshly graduates can also apply;
  • You have proficient English and Arabic language skills;
  • You have not previously participated in an internship at SFSD.

SFSD Internship is available through the following fields. Please select ONLY one field when applying:

I. Social Empowerment Programs

Learning outcomes:

  1. Gain insights to the work of SFSD in the field of social protection, basic services provision, and alleviating the extremely poor out of poverty.
  2. Learn about Social Protection programs
  3. A chance to explore and investigate questions and interesting areas in the development field, and deal with different stakeholders, including NGOs, and the implementing partners of SFSD, governmental partners, and other experienced scholars in the field

II. Learning Unit

Learning outcomes:

  1. Familiarize oneself with the Foundation’s internal and/or external Learning agendas and knowledge management.
  2. Perform research on select topics and synthesis into digestible knowledge products.
  3. Engage with knowledge partners in key conferences and learning events.

III. Strategy Unit

Learning outcomes:

  1. Familiarize oneself with the Foundation’s strategy and overarching themes.
  2. Perform research on specified crosscutting themes: gender, climate change, and disability.
  3. Develop the ability to synthesize research findings into actionable recommendations for the Foundation.
  4. Gain proficiency in conducting strategy reviews by analyzing landscapes in the philanthropic sector and offering recommendations to enhance SFSD’s strategic review process.

IV. Information Technology

Learning outcomes:

  1. Gain hands-on experience troubleshooting software and hardware issues, working with operating systems, networks, and various software applications.
  2. Learn & understand the IT infrastructure, industry trends, and best practices.
  3. A chance to deal with end-users will enhance your communication, patience, and problem-solving abilities.


The internship will provide excellent exercise/exposure for anyone considering a future in the development field. We offer three months internships. Scheduling is flexible and could include field visits if needed.

How to Apply:

Fill in the 2024 Internship Application Form

In you have any inquiries, please contact

Deadline is: March 18th, 2024