Are you looking for an Internship this January? Cytonn Investments is currently hiring for the position of a Paralegal Internship.
Cytonn Investments is an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S.
The Intern will be tasked to provide support to the Legal team. You will also liaise with the Legal team to ensure proper budgeting and spending for the department during the Financial year.
The qualifications for the Paralegal Internship should have at least a Minimum B Grade in High School and a Bachelors Undergraduate Degree.
The closing date for the Internship is January 23 2017.
Apply here for the Paralegal Internship
Have a look at this Internship CV that will get you shortlisted.
1. Contact Information
Here indicate your full names, postal address, phone number and email address. Ensure that the emails address is a professional one. The phone number should also be one that a potential employer can reach you through easily.
2. Professional Summary
This is a summary of your work experience and it should relate to the position you are applying for. It should highlight how the skills you have make you the ideal candidate for the position. Make sure you highlight all the skills you have gained from other position you held in a summarized form.
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3. Key Skills and Competences
This should be the section where you give your strongest skills and competences that make you unique from the rest of the candidates applying for the same position. You may have gained some skills in your last job or internship that makes you stand out as a candidate. For instance, if you are applying for an accounting internship you may list some of your key skills as having the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data etc.
4. Education Qualifications
Describe your education in this section. List the degrees or diplomas you are working on or have earned, starting with your most current. Include the major, any minors, your graduation date and the school’s name, city and county. List courses that are relevant to the internship to show you have specific knowledge.
5. Professional Experience
In this section list each job title, company name, dates of employment and a list describing your duties and responsibilities. Use action verbs such as “developed,” “implemented” and “organized” to start each entry. To keep the CV concise and relevant, only include jobs that pertain to the internship.
6. Key Achievements
This section shows the hiring manager what you may have achieved in the past and how this would make you a valuable addition to the company. You might have been one of the employees who submitted their reports in time which goes to show that you are keen on details as well as time management or you may have achieved an appreciation certificate for ‘Excellent Customer Service’ while working with the company’s finance team
In the Kenyan job market today, most employers require you to provide at least three referees. These should be basically people you worked with or someone who knows you wells such as a friend and understands your scope of work. Provide their full names, titles, and position in the company, their contact address and emails. Note that these should be up to date and it’s therefore advisable to keep in touch with your referees so that you may keep their contacts updated.
Don’t forget to review the CV for grammar and spelling errors. Remember that even a well-structured CV with all the right qualifications can be discredited by careless mistakes, so have a peer or professor look over it as well to catch anything you may miss.
All the best as you apply!
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