Love travelling? Have an interest in International Development? Looking for an incredible opportunity?
EXCITING JOB POSTING FOR MBA STUDENTS!
Job Posting: ICOP-MAPLE Internship in Solar Energy Development, Lira District, Uganda
Application Deadline: April 23, 2013
Application Method: Email
Job Posting Status: Open
ICOP: International Community Outreach Program
MAPLE: Micro-development for the Alleviation of Poverty through Learning and Entrepreneurship
Job Posting Information:
Type of Student Wanted: MBA or MSc Management, Full or Part-Time
Job Title: Project Manager, ICOP-MAPLE Internship in Solar Energy Development, Lira District, Uganda
Region: Lira, Uganda and Montreal, Canada
Approximate Start Date: May 1, 2013
Approximate End Date: August 30, 2013
Category: International Development
Industry: Economic Development
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Are you interested in alternative business models?
Do you want to help others while getting your degree?
Are you interested in community empowerment? Entrepreneurship? Global Business?
Want work experience that will separate you from the crowd?
Apply for the ICOP-MAPLE Internship in Solar Energy Development that will take place summer 2013 in Lira, Uganda. ICOP, in partnership with MAPLE Micro-Development, will support one participant in researching and developing solar energy solutions for farmers and entrepreneurs in rural northern Uganda.
As project manager, you will plan, organize, and control the development of solar energy strategies in areas of Uganda that do not have electricity. You will overcome the challenges of poor transportation and financial infrastructure to bring clean energy to people who desperately need it. You will develop business models that suit the challenging environment of rural northern Uganda. You will perform market analyses while managing the effective and efficient delivery of solar technology.
This internship will give you the opportunity to use the business skills you are acquiring at JMSB. Your business education will help you spot opportunities for success. You will be able to share your knowledge with others. You will be able to learn from Ugandan staff members who will work with you, introduce you to the village groups MAPLE serves, and help you adjust to the culture.
And this internship will change the way you see the world!
Please send a CV, letter of intent, and unofficial to:
Andrew Oliver Gillis, Director ICOP
ICOP, the International Community Outreach Program at Concordia University, is a student-run, volunteer organization that provides JMSB business students the opportunity to work with partners in international development and social business in Africa and Latin America. Since 2009, students have been placed with microfinance and development agencies, giving students the chance to share knowledge learned at JMSB, to learn from the host institutions, and support business initiatives that have a direct positive impact at the grassroots level.
For more information, go to www.concordiaicop.com
MAPLE, Micro-development for the Alleviation of Poverty through Learning and Entrepreneurship, began in 2006 at the University of Oregon as a student-led group interested in micro-finance. MAPLE has since evolved to cover other areas of economic development throughout Eastern and Northern Uganda, and Chile. MAPLE is limited liability corporation in Uganda, and is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the USA. Through an “education and training first” intervention strategy consisting of business development, financial literacy, and mentorship programs, community groups working with MAPLE have seen their prosperity rise. Focusing on capacity building in small communities, MAPLE is able to coordinate members and harness the latent desire to improve community well-being.
For more information, go to maplemicrodevelopment.org