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Nova Academies is looking for superstar Interns across its 4 core departments:

  1. Operations (includes IT, Finance, Procurement) 
  2. Marketing is in charge of our student admissions and brand management 
  3. Talent (HR) is in charge of recruitment, people development and employee relations
  4. Teaching delivers the curriculum, coaches and mentors our students 
  5. Curriculum design is in charge of designing our curriculum

Our paid-internship programmes offer a structured 3 months of intense work experience giving recent University graduates from both local and international universities an opportunity to develop core professional skills and to contribute to our bold mission.

Imagine a world in which every young person in Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that demands excellence, helps students learn by doing and exploring rather than by memorizing, equips students with globally competitive science and technology skills, and builds the character and growth mindset that will shape the rest of their lives.

Now imagine that this school is not in one town, in one country, but in every town, in every country. This is what we imagine, and we want you to help make it happen.

ABOUT NOVA ACADEMIES

In 2014 we launched a new venture to build the first pan-African network of high-quality, affordable primary and secondary schools. This year we will be operating six schools—two in Nairobi and four in Johannesburg—and gearing up for rapid growth, initially across East and Southern Africa and eventually across West Africa as well. Our venture is structured as a social enterprise to enable us to attract the investment that will be needed to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students in the next decade.

We have a unique, entrepreneurial work environment with a strong team culture that is designed to reinforce our vision. The core elements of our culture include:

  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody: you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities because doing so helps us grow
  • We put our students before our team, and our team before ourselves
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

You will:

  • Model and live the Nova Culture.
  • Support with functional duties based on the department you’ll be working in
  • Undertake daily administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of the department’s activities
  • Plan, coordinate and execute projects under the guidance of the departmental head
  • Assisting the manager and support the team with activities and organizing various projects.
  • Collation, coordinating, ordering, production and delivery of a wide range of materials, information and communications
  • Scheduling/planning, composing and sending messages as directed by the departmental lead
  • Conduct market research and analysis when called upon to do so
  • Manage sometimes pertinent information with confidentiality
  • Any other duties not necessarily mentioned which are in line with the internship

ABOUT YOU

  1. We are seeking a professional with an awesome attitude, grit, perseverance and a strong can-do attitude
  2. You love to work in an intense environment but more than that to learn new things and grow
  3. You are a recent University/College graduate
  4. You have the ability to use ICT tools and office packages (word, excel, power point etc.)
  5. You pay attention to detail. As an example, your CV has no spelling errors

Does working at Nova Academies excite you? If you’re a great fit, we will consider you for an exciting opportunity to work with us for 3 months. If you are successful, and if we have an opening, we will offer you a full time position

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews. 

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