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Monday, 27 April 2009


Location :Hargeisa, Somaliland
Application Deadline :31-March-2013
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 - 12 months

The position is based in Hargeisa, the breakaway Republic of Somaliland, a peaceful country with its own government. It is largely a secure and pleasant land far from the de-stabilized parts of the east and south of Somalia. It is welcoming to foreigners, with a thriving private sector. The Somaliland University of Technology (SUTECH), is looking for interns in various disciplines. Students from these disciplines are welcome to apply, and depending on qualifications, shall be selected for internships that relate either to the university's strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. Internships will allow the successful candidates to have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment:

Areas of internship include: 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Information Technology (ICT)
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Business Administration
  • Project Management.
  • Policy Anaysis
  • Interanational Relations
  • Constitution Law
  • Local Governance
  • Economics
  • Law and Courts
  • Humain Rights
  • Human Resources Development
  • Food Security
Internships may be offered at any SUTECH office or associates in Somaliland.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties that the intern will be expected to carry out are:
  • Teaching (Part-time)
  • Conducting research;
  • Assist in the preparation of various documentation and reports;
  • Assist in the cataloguing of information;
  • Assisting in the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
  • Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.
  • Interns may assist or substitutes for staff to when required.
  • Interns may not represent SUTECH in any official capacity.

Interns’ Expenses 
Interns are not financially remunerated by SUTECH. 
All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by:
a. the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; 
b. the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
InsuranceSUTECH accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with SUTECH.Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship which:

a. requires transportation to the Home Country or Country of Residence for further treatment; or 
b. results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the Home Country, or Country of Residence.

Subsequent Employment

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with SUTECH but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. 
Should an offer of employment be envisaged, the interns can only apply for posts at the end of the internship period.

Required Skills and Experience

SUTECH may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:

a. Enrolment:
Enrolled in a bachelors/masters programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship, or
pursuing their university/college studies, having completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
b. Skills
Proficiency in English required. Fluency Somali is an asset;
Computer literate in standard software applications;
Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the world of academia, and of SUTECH in particular, and have a personal commitment to MDGs;
Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
DurationInternship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of SUTECH. However, they will normally last no less than six months and no more than twelve months.Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.How to Apply:

Interested students must send the following documentation:

  • a copy of his/her most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
    a letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date;
  • copy of his/her insurance cover
  • a letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member who has directly supervised the student in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with the student's performance; and
  • a brief paper setting out the reasons why he/she is seeking an internship with SUTECH and what is expected from the experience.
Third-party claims:SUTECH is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship.
SUTECH is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


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The two programs are complementary and would lead to a degree.

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