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Uganda Studies Program Intern

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Job Code: 00142018
Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 11th October 2018
Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Category: Administrative
Department: Academics Affairs
Location: Mukono
Job Type:
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Pay Rate: Ugx 567,344/= monthly pay taxable
Duration: One (1) Year

Job Description:

Job Title:         Uganda Studies Program Intern

Reports to:      Program Administrator

Duration:         02 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Pay:                 Ugx 567,344/= monthly pay taxable

Other:             Meals i.e. UCU meal card and accommodation


  1. Travel within Uganda and East Africa
  2. Work irregular hours (outside normal office hours) as needed, including evenings and early mornings
  3. Work long days and overtime; compensation will be given in the form of time-off
  4. Live on campus for the duration of the internship

Job Description:

  1. Serve as a cultural and practical guide to USP students, helping to familiarize them with life in Uganda as well as UCU, Mukono, Kampala and Uganda in general.
  2. Engage in formal and informal discussions with students regarding the issues they face in their studies and experiences in Uganda, including faith, Christianity and culture.
  3. Travel with students; assist trip leader with preparation, follow-up, and tasks during trip.
  4. Complete administrative tasks, such as preparing/processing paperwork and computer related tasks.
  5. Liaise between USP and Honors College departments particularly in the coordination and facilitation of USP/Honors College events.
  6. Assist Honors College Office up to 10 hours a week to coordinate academic in-service activities such as leadership meetings, practicum sites, academic mentoring, etc.
  7. Attend classes when needed, and engage in both content, and provide logistical support and assistance in the classroom, such as helping to set up projector for computer presentations etc.
  8. Attend to office errands on campus, in Mukono and in Kampala.
  9. Work alongside American Program Assistants and students in planning and implementing activities and events throughout the semester.
  10. Assist USP coordinators with the internship requirement of student experience, which involves meeting with Ugandan organization leaders and serving as an internship liaison.

Preferred Skills:


Qualifications and experience:

  1. Committed Christian with high integrity and work ethic.
  2. A Bachelor's Degree from Uganda Christian University
  3. Experience working within a cross-cultural context and with people from different backgrounds
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills especially when dealing with students, visitors and staff
  5. Competency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Application Method:

  1. Answers to the following questions should be typed and printed, taking not more than pages, double-spaced:

ñ  Why do you want to intern with USP?

ñ  What do you hope to the program?

ñ  What do you hope to gain from the internship experience?

  1. Send an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three references, copies of Academic and professional certificates and transcripts to:

The Manager, Human Resource & Administration




Deadline: 5:00pm Friday, 24th October 2018

  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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