Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
International University of East Africa About: The International University of East Africa (IUEA) is a private university whose main campus is located in Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda. The university draws students from East and Central Africa and from the rest of the world. IUEA offers many programs that lead to undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. The school also offers the International Foundation Program (IFP), special language classes, certificates in short courses, and diplomas that prepare students for both employment and entry into degree programs. The school’s programs are designed to ensure that students get maximum expertise in the use of technology, and complete their degree(s) armed with an education that includes practical experience and skills for employment and entrepreneurship.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
Teaching English: The International University of East Africa (IUEA) has a substantial number of students from French-speaking African countries. These students are currently enrolled in English foundation (remedial) classes at IUEA but need significant help. IIP interns will help teach these students English. Specifically, the IIP interns will focus on comprehension. For teaching material, IIP interns will use simple story books and the required reading material assigned to the foundation students.
Teaching Computer Programming: IIP interns who have a background in computer science will teach basic to intermediate level practicals on Java programming language and on content management Web development and on Android or iPhone programming. Interns are free to determine what applications to work on. For example, IIP interns may decide to teach PHP programming, design and build Websites, or design and build an Android or iPhone app.
Teaching Electronics/Robotics: IIP interns with a background in electrical engineering will teach basic level hands-on workshops to students with no experience in engineering or electronics. IIP Interns are encouraged to determine what workshops to run. For example, interns may decide to run workshops on the basic of electronics using Arduinos or Raspberry Pi.
Community Service: IIP interns on the community service team will work with students at the university to develop and implement a community entrepreneurship project where communities are encouraged to setup their own businesses. IIP Interns will teach community members about entrepreneurship, crowd funding, business plans, etc. IIP Interns can decide to approach this task using standard methods, or to work with the communities on an experimental basis.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in English, engineering, computer science, social sciences and/or pure sciences are encouraged to apply. Skills in teaching English, Java programming, basic Android development, and electronics would be an asset but are not required. The ability to create content management based websites would also be a plus. IIP candidates should also have interests in teaching, sharing knowledge in their respective area of proficiency, and in working in Africa.
Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.