12 Jul Program Support Intern

Partner Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Partner Location: Ghana
Commitment: 4 months
Position Location: Remote
Language Requirement: English
Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 19-30 at the start of placements
Placement Period: August 16 – December 17, 2021
Hours: 37.5 hours/week

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is the first non-profit pan-African Centres of Excellence for postgraduate training, research, teacher training and public engagement in mathematics and the allied sciences.  Our mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, industrial, educational and economic self-sufficiency. Founded in 2003, AIMS currently has 6 centres across Africa: South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda.  Established in 2012, AIMS Ghana is a partnership between the Government of Ghana and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative. AIMS Ghana was also upgraded to a UNESCO Centre of Excellence Category II status in 2018.

AIMS is looking for a dynamic intern who is skilled in project management, report writing, monitoring and evaluation. The Program Support Intern will provide key assistance to AIMS Program Managers in successfully implementing activities scheduled for the academic year. The intern will report to the Program Manager in charge of training programs while providing assistance to research and communication activities.

What you’ll do: 

  • Support in the preparation of substantive documents and progress reports on AIMS programs.
  • Assist in implementing of assigned programs/projects, monitoring and evaluating outputs and sharing reports with Program Manager.
  • Support in identifying and reviewing grant opportunities in line with AIMS objectives.
  • Coordinate and strengthen cooperation on partnership-based initiatives, including monitoring agreements and performance.
  • Provide coordination and logistical support to consultative meetings, conferences, etc. for research and public engagement activities.
  • Help to streamline the office calendar and increase accountability of team members regarding impending activities.
  • Interact and build mutually beneficial relationships with multi-cultural/racial/able students, teachers, staff, Government officials, and the public.
  • Carry out other duties as required by supervisors.

You’ll fit right in if you have: 

  • Strong project management and organization skills.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written).
  • Previous experience and/or knowledge in the area of education and development in Africa; familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is considered an asset.
  • High degree of professionalism with the ability to be flexible and proactively resolve challenges.
  • Previous experience in monitoring, evaluation and/or reporting is preferred.
  • Experienced in developing and managing an operational budget will be considered an asset.
  • Strong commitment to AIMS’ mission and values.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes openness to differing opinions and views.

What’s included:

  • $18/hour +4% vacation pay
  • 37.5 hours/week
  • Please note, this remuneration is taxable income that is subject to statutory deductions.
  • Career coaching, training, networking, Solutions Lab events, and more!

How to apply: 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Submit early and don’t miss the chance to participate in the experience of a lifetime!   


Due to the competitive nature of this role, no phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Innovate ME is generously funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.