IT Intern

at Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 24, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Currency UGX


Job Title:  IT Intern

Purpose of the Job:

This is a one year internship programme for the best graduating students (July 2017 -2019 graduations) in the Department of IT. It is intended to improve the visibility and attractiveness of the programmes that are offered in the Department of Information Technology (IT) and to improve outreach to both the University and the community. The successful interns will work under the Faculty of Science and Technology, but in particular under the supervision of the Department of IT and the University ICT Services (UIS).

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with the Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Documentation of new software solutions.
Development of new applications as required by the University or as directed by supervisors.
Development of improvements to existing solutions as required by UCU.
Configure software development tools as required by UCU.
Assist in the estimation of tasks, identify possible obstacles and propose appropriate solutions.
Follow the university software data protection and security guidelines in developing software.
Detect and predict code defects by peer reviewing code.
Support the Department of IT in instruction of undergraduate students.
Perform any other official duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department, IT.


Excellent interpersonal/communications skills.
Exposure to programming languages (C++, lava, etc).
Exposure to developing in a Linux and/or a Windows Environment.
Should be a mature and practicing Christian.
Exposure to use of Object Oriented and Agile techniques.
Exposure of PostgreSQL/MySQL.
Ability to work independently and as part of a wider team.
Key Character Traits,
Bright, highly self-motivated and a team player.
Passionate about software development.
Dependable and committed to continuous improvement.
Ability to solve problems quickly.
Ability to multi-task and stay organized in a dynamic work environment
Must be able to pay attention to detail.
Maintain a professional manner at all times.
Able to innovate in an environment where software reliability is non-negotiable.

Education Requirements

Should have been among the top graduating students (completed in 2017 and 2019) from UCU in Bachelor o Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
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