Sunday, 25 November 2018

African Leadership Academy Internship Opportunity 2019

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by developing thousands of leaders for the continent over the next few decades. The Academy is founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development.

ALA seeks to become training ground for these future leaders and draws the most outstanding students from all 54 countries in Africa to its campus in South Africa. Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Our unique curriculum seeks to empower every young leader with the skills necessary to lead on the African continent in the 21st century.

Responsibilities will Include: 

  • High quality professional day-to-day execution of engagements and special projects.
  • Assist with claims and follow up on payments and reimbursements with the Academy’s, medical aid service provider, supervised by the nurse.
  • Chaperoning students to specialist visits.
  • Assist in Health and Wellness Community event planning and execution.
  • Assist with department procurement needs. 
  • Manage counselling booking system and triage students to the counselling team.
  • Assist with data collection for the department- identify effective ways to collect, analyze and report on all collected data to the HOD and Deans.
  • Facilitate the Health and Wellness Class twice a week, this may include weekends.  
  • Participate in the designing of the Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Conduct research for the department on best practices on psychological and medical practices to improve department function.
  • Attend bi-weekly supervision meeting with the consulting Psychologist.
  • Attend weekly team meetings with the Health and Wellness Department.


  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with a general understanding of data analysis techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an interest in working with teenagers. Previous experience will be advantageous.
  • Ability to participate within a multi-disciplinary team as well as acting autonomously as appropriate.
  • Pursuing or having attained a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology or Health Care studies. 

Reporting line: This position reports to the Head of the Health Wellness Department

Location: ALA Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa


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