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Call for Interns

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is calling for 3rd and final year university students who want to undergo a 3-month corporate and industrial internship from June 3rd –August 3rd 2019. Selected interns will work on the projects below:

A. African Research “Bank”Call for Interns

B. African Universities Olympics.

 

A. AFRICAN RESEARCH “BANK”

The African Research “Bank” is a data repository which houses research needs and problems from industries and other key sectors. The repository provides student researchers with real research problems which inform their choice of topics or problem statement during their research work/project work/thesis and dissertations stage of their academic work. The repository will assist researchers in getting real research problems from industry and other sectors of the economy and help shape their relevant research output.

 

REQUIREMENT FOR RESEARCH “BANK” INTERNS

Category A: Student Researchers (Undergraduates, Postgraduates)

1. Must be either a 3rd /4th year undergraduate student or a postgraduate student.

2. Must have carried out or assisted in research work before.

3. Must demonstrate a clear understanding of research processes

4. Must have the ability to work with teams, analyze and think critically.

5. Must demonstrate dexterity in writing and communication

Responsibilities/Roles

1. Develop concept notes and proposals.

2. Develop tools for data collection.

3. Analyze data for storage.

 

Category B: Software Developers, Web Developers and Graphic Designers

1. Must be either a 3rd /4th year undergraduate or Post Graduate student studying IT/Computer Science or any related programme

1. Software Developers must be able to design, develop and implement data repositories and related systems. Key technical skills are PhP, MYSQL; AGILE Software Development Methodology; HTML; CSS; Javascript; Additional or minor skills: C#; C++; XML; Java, Python; Knowledge of software development frameworks will also be a plus – e.g. Laravel, MVC, Jquery and Ajax.

2. Web Developers must be able to design websites (WordPress knowledge is a plus including the following HTML, CSS, Java Script, PhP, Java, SEO knowledge).

3. Graphic Designers must be able to design promotional materials for publicity – using tools such as Adobe Suite, Corell Draw, Canva or others.

Responsibilities/Roles

1. Develop a robust system to house research bank data.

2. Develop websites for the project.

3. Design flyers and other promotional materials.

 

 

B. AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES OLYMPICS

The African Universities Olympics is a major sporting activity organized by the Association of African Universities which brings together universities in Africa through sporting activities. After the maiden edition held in Egypt in March 2019, the AAU will be benchmarking the lessons and outcomes of the maiden Olympics in preparation for the 2nd edition.

Requirement for Olympics Interns

Category A: Student Sport Administrators/Coaches (Undergraduates and Postgraduates)

a) Must be either a 3rd /4th year undergraduate student or a postgraduate student studying Sports Administration or any related field.

b) Must demonstrate a clear understanding of all sports disciplines and technical management.

c) Must have the ability to work with teams, analyze and think critically.

d) Must demonstrate dexterity in writing and communication

Responsibilities/Roles

a) Develop concept notes and proposals.

b) Categorize data and pictures for the maiden Olympics.

c) Set modalities for the 2nd African Universities Olympics

d) Develop publicity materials.

 

Category B: Web Developers and Graphic Designers

a) Must be either a 3rd /4th year undergraduate or Post Graduate student reading IT/Computer Science or any related programme.

b) Web Developers must be able to design websites (WordPress knowledge is a plus including the following HTML, CSS, Java Script, PhP, Java, SEO knowledge).

c) Graphic Designers must be able to design promotional materials for publicity – using tools such as Adobe Suite, Corell Draw, Canva or others.

Responsibilities/Roles

1. Develop a website for the Olympics.

2. Design flyers and other promotional materials.

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS

Requirements for Communications Interns: (Undergraduates and Postgraduates)

a) Must be either a 3rd /4th year undergraduate student or a postgraduate student.

b) Must have the ability to work with teams, analyze and think critically.

c) Must demonstrate dexterity in writing, marketing and communication.

 

BENEFIT FOR INTERNS

Interns will:

a) solve real organizational challenges using their skills

b) add “real” working experience to their profile

c) learn about the African Higher Education Sector – and how they can contribute to its growth

d) receive very clear Terms of Reference and expected deliverables.

e) be connected to the African Higher Education Sector – some of these contacts will provide opportunities for their future careers

f) join a dynamic and motivated team at AAU – where they will feel part of a “family”

g) receive a testimonial at the end of your contractual period

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Kindly send your CV via the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAU_GITP

Applicants will go through a selection process and training before the start of the project. The deadline for submission of application is 21st May, 2019

15 Comments

  1. Nyamekye Collins says:

    Thanks

  2. Amos Tembo says:

    Am a student at the copperbelt university in Zambia studying Mechatronics engineering in my fourth year of study. I would love to do interns with you you

  3. Rudzani says:

    I am a PG student. I have a master’s degree in agricultural economics..I would love to be part of the team

  4. David Yakubu says:

    Hello, I’ve completed the registration process but haven’t received an acknowledgment mail or anything.

    • Frank Asefuah says:

      If you received a success message after registering then your application was successful. You will receive an email after the first screening.

  5. Jonathan Chijioke says:

    Am currently studying Computer Education(MSc) in the University of Nigeria. Is this opportunity available for me?

  6. Vanessa says:

    Please how will I get to know that I’ve been selected for the internship programme?

  7. Pokothoane says:

    When will successful applicants be notified since i have realized that the Intership starts from June 3?

  8. ISRAEL NGOWI says:

    were to apply i dont see the link

  9. KENMENGNE says:

    Please Frank is it fully funded?

  10. OULAGUEHI says:

    I am in third year of doctorate in chemistry can i try ?

  11. Zuma Oladele-Alabi says:

    Good evening, trust you are doing great? I just came across this information and would love to intern with your organisation. Please kindly do well to notify me subsequently. Thanks.

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