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Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) was established in 2013 to raise climate change awareness, build a climate change knowledge base and innovations, and inform policy by engaging in research, training and outreach activities. In addition, MUCCRI also engages in packaging, communicating, and disseminating climate change information, knowledge and innovations to the wider public.

The USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation (ERICCA) Activity supports MUCCRI to build its capacity to become a national and regional centre of excellence in climate change. To this end, ERICCA strategically deploys human, financial and technology resources to address climate adaptation and related issues in Uganda. The Activity mobilizes students, academics, scientists, and researchers to work side-by-side and in partnerships to build upon the foundational efforts made by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) to realise the mission of MUCCRI through climate change research, training and knowledge management actions.

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Internship Opportunity: Climate Change Knowledge Management for Graduate Students


Purpose of the Graduate Internship opportunity:

MUCCRI has over the last three years been supported by ERICCA to engage in climate change adaptation training, research and outreach activities that have generated various outputs. These outputs need to be packaged into knowledge products that can be disseminated to various users and the wider public through the MUCCRI website and other avenues. To facilitate this process, ERICCA is supporting MUCCRI with two internship opportunities for graduate students who are in the final stages of their Masters programmes and have background knowledge on climate change and knowledge management. The internship opportunity will involve working with MUCCRI staff and other faculty in CAES to package and communicate climate change knowledge. The selected candidates will first be trained on climate change knowledge management before they embark on the internship. The internship programme may also involve research and other field based activities with CAES/ MUCCRI/ ERICCA staff and partners.

The aim of this internship programme is two-fold. Firstly, is to equip the students, especially those in the final stages of their graduate programmes with skills and knowledge around climate change knowledge management. Secondly, the internship is intended to provide an opportunity to University faculty to link teaching, research and dissemination to needs of users of climate change information and knowledge products.

 

Application and Selection Criteria:

Applications are invited from graduate students who are in their final stages of completing their Masters programmes with a great passion to develop a career around climate change. Graduates who completed their Masters degrees in the last year can also apply, but priority will be given to those who are in their final stages of their Masters programmes. Preference will be given to candidates with background knowledge, training and skills in climate change, communication, knowledge management and ICTs, and are familiar with MUCCRI’s objectives and activities.

Personal Specifications for Applicants:

 

  • Applicants should be Uganda nationals.
  • Applicants should demonstrate background knowledge on climate change, communication, knowledge management and ICTs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English. Proven good writing skills, which should be reflected, in a 3-page concept describing the applicant’s motivation for the internship programme.
  • Evidence of registration for Masters Programmes and academic progress at time of application (copy of academic testimonials) and copies of the undergraduate academic documents.
  • Willingness and ability to start the internship activities at the beginning of October 2017
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of MUCCRI mission and activities.
  • Evidence of basic knowledge and skills on how to conduct field research is an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.

 

Duration of the Internship Programme:

6 months

How to Apply:

The application package should include:

  • 1. A cover letter (not more than 1 page) addressed to the Coordinator MUCCRI;
  • 2. A copy of the most recent testimonials,
  • 3. An updated CV;
  • 4. A letter of recommendation from an academic referee,
  • 5. A 3-page concept clearly stating why the the candidate is interested in the internship programme, what he/she expect to achieve, why he/she thinks is best suited for the opportunity, and what value the candidate will add to MUCCRI’s knowledge management and dissemination efforts.

 

 

The deadline for submission of the applications is Wednesday 13th September 2017. Interested candidates should submit an online applications by using this Application Form Applicants who do not meet the stipulated minimum requirements need not to apply. For inquiries email muccri@caes.mak.ac.ug

 

 

 

     

       

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