Internship Program

Tourism Institute of East Africa in partnership with  Explore Africa Safaris and other Tour Operators, Hotels, airlines, Travel Agencies and Tourism Destinations, has designed a unique comprehensive, hands-on 2-3 months internship for students that have completed Bachelors Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure related courses. The Internship Program exposes students to the real life in the industry. The internship involves but is not limited to real time communication with potential tourists who  inquire about different tour packages, tour guiding experiences in the national parks, and other tourism destinations, hotel bookings, planning, developing itineraries, report writing, office etiquettes, management, administration, personal grooming, business English, exhibition and conference management, among others.

Interns are required to visit different national parks and other tourist destinations. At the end of the program, good performing interns are shortlisted and their CVs entered in Tourism Institute of East Africa's database for jobs  inquiries and should any employer make any inquiries about job openings, the interns are highly recommended by the institute. At the end of the program, interns are not only given internship letters, but they are also given certificates for having completed an Internship Training Practical Program in different fields. The certificate opens doors for students who have gone through TIEA's intensive and practical training program that many employers are always looking for.

Employers send inquiries to Tourism Institute of East Africa's Job Placement Support program looking for different highly trained personnel to take on entry level, supervisory and managerial positions in the tourism & hospitality sectors. Employers are not hiring people who are ignorant about what they are going to do, they are hiring people who  can demonstrate their skills. We are living in an age where companies, businesses are as much as possible maximizing profits and minimizing expenses, so there is no way a private entity would hire someone who would take up 60-80% of the company's resources and only get 20% input from the new employee due to lack of skills and professionalism. Universities and other tertiary institutions are making money off students and they do not care about connecting with corporations, companies, organizations  for jobs.

Unemployment is biting graduates from all sides, and nobody seems to be caring about the cry of those who have spent over 15 years investing in education which they thought was their future, only to graduate with a paper that can not help one create jobs, or be employable.

If you are reading, this article you are the lucky one, because at Tourism Institute of East we do it differently. Students who have gone through our trainings, have not had any problems getting internship placement and also job placement through our networks.

Our 2 months program run as follows:

1. February - April

2. March - May

3. April - June

4. May - July

5. June - August

6. October - December

Register for the next Internship Program. You can send your e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/whatsapp us at: +256 703747685.







Certificate in Foundation Studies




What is the purpose of Certificate in Foundation Studies?

If you do not have the required Senior/Form Four or its equivalent academic requirements for admission to Tourism Institute of East Africa, you can apply to enroll in the Certificate in Foundation Studies. Successful completion of this one-semester qualification will give you admission to the institute and prepare you for Certificate study in your field of choice which you can later upgrade to a Diploma program in any area of your interest.

To complete the Certificate you will do 10 course units - five compulsory courses that focus on academic language, study and research skills and five elective courses from your area of academic interest. Elective courses can be chosen from Tourism and Hospitality pathways (subject to academic approval).

On successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Studies you will be eligible for admission to unrestricted Certificate Programs at Tourism Institute of East Africa.





Diploma in Leisure & Hospitality Management

Leisure & Hospitality Management graduates are highly employable, applying their skills to careers in events, hotel, conference management, sales and business development,  forestry and fishing management etc.

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any Diploma subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

It's essential to gain experience in the industry and many hospitality courses offer an industrial placement, enabling you to put academic learning into practice. This helps to develop your transferable and subject-specific skills and provides evidence of skills and experience to employers. Placements also provide a valuable opportunity to learn from highly-experienced colleagues and can help you to discover your particular area of interest within the sector.

Tourism Institute of East Africa exists to make it happen to students that go through all the trainings. The hospitality sector offers good prospects for early responsibility, so if you show a willingness and ability to learn, you can gain experience of supervising and training new staff early on in your career.

The Diploma in Leisure & Hospitality Management will give you an in-depth understanding of the structure and operation of the industry and its related sectors. A common thread is a focus on identifying, understanding and responding to the needs of consumers, so as to provide an excellent customer experience.

With MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibition) industry growing now in the region and world over, graduates with a Diploma in Leisure & Hospitality Management have many options to get employed.

Apply now for the current intake.




Tourism Incubation Center

Tourism Institute of East Africa opened the first Tourism & Hospitality Incubation Center in Africa meant to address the need of start-ups in travel, tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses. The incubation center creates an environment for new businesses in overcoming difficulties in the early years of business life.

The incubation center offers variety of support to entrepreneurs in Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure industry. The incubator provides the environment for an enterprise whose activities accelerates the product development and increases the livelihood of business development for people involved in Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure.

The Incubation Center at Tourism Institute of East Africa:

  • Help entrepreneurs overcome constraints to enterprise growth such as; regulatory barriers, lack of information, and lack of access to credit/capital.

  • Accelerates the rate at which entrepreneurs learn core elements of business planning, by providing informational interchanges, technical and management assistance, seminars and workshops.

  • Supports small and medium sized tourism, hotel and restaurant businesses in the establishment and growth.

We partner with different organizations and companies to offer comprehensive support entrepreneurs.


We have an intensive 10 days practical program of study and 6 months of mentorship for those who are ready to start-up businesses in: Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure. We providing a real world, hands-on learning experience on how to successfully start a company and business.

To start your own company at TIEA, all you need is an idea and a passion for the business you intend to start, the rest we handle.  No need for a business planIn contrast to other approaches to incubation, you don’t need a business plan to begin the Start-up learning Program and our methodology is practical, simple and quick. We prioritize the essentials right from the start and what matters most is the strength of your business idea and the market viability of your product or service. While on the program, Entrepreneurs receive action-oriented teaching and lecturing sessions, and then spend most of their time outside of TIEA talking to customers, partners, and competitors by using our customer development model and business model. You will learn the different approaches and techniques to market the tourism & hospitality business that is more intangible.

Please, enroll for the incubation program now


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