Lumen Labs Teaching Fellowship  

To apply, complete the application form and submit the required materials to by Monday, August 7th.  


Role Description:

Lumen is seeking teaching fellows passionate about the intersection of technology and education to teach in our Lumen Labs. Designed for current or recently graduated university students, Lumen's teaching fellowships are a great way to gain work experience, and transition into a future in education or EdTech. While fellowships are structured as a volunteering role, food and accommodation expenses for accepted fellows are fully covered. In addition, fellows are provided with a monthly living stipend to help cover miscellaneous costs. Working with a local teacher, the fellow will be in charge of teaching Lumen’s computer curriculum, as well as managing the community data collected by the students. The successful candidate will be fluent in English and Kiswahili, exhibit the ability to live in rural areas, and be passionate about working with students. Strong preference is given to candidates with educational background or teaching experience.


  • Teaching the Lumen Labs curriculum, which the fellow will be trained on prior to beginning their teaching role.
  • Working with local teachers and school members to coordinate the management and organizing of classes.
  • Managing the data collection process executed by students. Fellows will be responsible for sending student’s survey files back to Lumen, as well as making sure that data collection is being conducted by students correctly and ethically.
  • Building relationships with the community. As a school’s computer teacher, the teaching fellow becomes the direct link between Lumen and the community we are working with.
  • Reporting and updates. Fellows will be responsible for sending monthly reports to summarize progress, challenges encountered, etc.

General Information

  • Fellows are provided with 5000KSH stipend each month, in addition to having all accommodation and food expenses covered. Fellows will also receive 1GB data to their phone to help cover network needs.
  • For re-location, transfer to and from the community from Nairobi is provided.
  • Fellows who successfully complete the program will be provided with reference letters as well as invitations to Nairobi EdTech events. Our fellowship is designed to help students break into careers in education and EdTech.
  • Current fellowship openings are for one school term (3 months).
  • Location is determinant on labs that currently have a teaching opening. However, Lumen will try to take a candidate’s preferences into consideration.
  • Accommodation provided in the form of a homestay. Homestay hosts will be responsible for providing all meals to teaching fellows.

Job requirements:

  • Recently graduated university students, or current university students.
  • Preference for a background in education, especially with primary students or in rural settings.
  • Fluency in basic computer productivity software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Strong Excel skills are especially relevant.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to keep track of deadlines, manage reporting, and ensure that all data is captured and sent to Lumen on schedule.
  • Creative and design-oriented: able to take curriculum and adjust it to fit the context of the community.
  • Fluency in both English and Kiswahili required. Fluency in one of Kenya’s local dialects is an added plus.
  • Candidate must have the right to work in Kenya
  • Flexible attitude and a sense of humor! Fellows should be able to adapt to the living conditions of a rural community, and have the flexibility needed to thrive in an early-stage startup that is constantly growing and changing.