Several American Center Local Internship Job Opportunities – United States US Embassy / Mission

Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2019-11
About US Embassy:
The United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for
over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S
Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and
organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction
of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary:  The Intern will assist with the administration
of the American Center.  The intern would
be responsible for assisting American Center event planning, computer use
monitoring, responding to basic public inquiries, scheduling appointments,
processing membership cards, and managing the circulation desk.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The
intern will:
  • Assist in managing the information desk, including processing
    membership cards, checking out materials and accepting returns.
  • Answer basic questions regarding American Center services from
    callers or walk-in clients.
  • Respond to basic public inquiries and staffing the American Center
    information table at public events.
  • Process new materials including magazines and DVDs.
  • Monitor computer usage in the American Center.
  • Sort book, DVDs, magazines and other items according to established
    procedure and return them to shelves or other designated storage areas.
  • Keep the space and its collection tidy.
  • Act as a back up to the American Center Assistant.
  • All other such jobs as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed
below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Local Internship career
    opportunity should have completed senior six and currently enrolled in a
    post-secondary institution with good academic standing (official
    transcripts and a letter from the registrar will be required).
  • Previous participation in at least ten different American Center
  • General knowledge of administrative and office procedures.
  • English fluency (reading/writing/speaking) is required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and perform
    under pressure. 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint and Outlook), and digital literacy required.
  • Age: Interested candidates should be between
    18-25 years old, enrolled as students, and be willing to work part-time
    for a maximum period of six months.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy
in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click
  • You will receive confirmation on
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants
claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation
confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the
Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the
VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the
certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If
the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR
office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s
preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria
for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member
Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 25th March 2019
The US Mission in
Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual
orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal
employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity
enhancement programs.
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