Ubongo Internship


About the organization

UBONGO is a social enterprise that creates interactive edutainment for kids in Africa, using the technologies they already have. We entertain kids to LEARN & LOVE LEARNING! We are the creators of popular edu-cartoons watched by over 5.1 families weekly in East Africa, Ubongo Kids and Akili and Me.


ELIGIBILITY: We look for candidates who are A-players, we see A-Players as highly motivated team players who are problem solvers and overcome obstacles, get the job done, deliver outstanding results with moral courage and contribute to the dynamic work environment. No age requirement. We accept both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Intern Ubongoer will work with us at our headquarters in Dar es salaam, Tanzania throughout the year. The internship can be for 1- 6 months. To learn more about our company culture and our expectations, here are our Ubongoers’ Principles.

STIPEND: Interns without external funding will receive weekly travel reimbursement.
ACCOMMODATION: We can help you arrange your own accommodation.
VISA SUPPORT: Foreign interns will receive a letter of invitation to process visa application.

If you are selected, our team will work with you to develop a project that is a good fit for both and the timeline of the internship. However, you will never limited to a single job, and at a startup like ours you’ll wear many hats.

We are specifically looking for interns to help with the areas below:

Data Analysis, Market Research, Study Design, Prototyping and Rapid
Experimentation, Marketing and Audience Building, Story and Script Writing,
Grant and Report Writing, Graphic Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Early
Childhood Development, Product Design, Education and Pedagogy, Finance,
Child Psychology, Operations, Animation, Translation


Areas of Interest:

Data Analysis: Help us make sense of our information and use it to drive
decision-making to improve everything we do! You’ll be generating real-time
insights from our online analytics, analyzing results from user testing with kids,
helping us visualize key metrics, and/or running statistical tests on monitoring and
evaluation data. You can also participate in designing studies and experiments to
test educational impact, engagement and more.

Market Research & Strategy: We’re expanding quickly across Africa, and you’ll help
us research market and audience trends across Africa and the diaspora. You’ll
participate in on the ground customer research with parents, kids, teachers and
partners. And you’ll help our executive team with our long term growth strategy.
Social media and digital content: Help us create and distribute exciting new digital
content across platforms for our different audiences and brands... and engage our
users to keep them coming back for more. Write blogs, plan social media
campaigns, post, create graphics, edit short videos and get creative to engage our
various global audiences.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Work with us in implementing our long term
monitoring and evaluation strategy for Ubongo edutainment, and/or impact
evaluations on specific products and services. You’ll be setting study design,
tracking indicators, collecting data and analyzing to assess and track our
social impact.

Story and Script Writing: You’ll work with the team to write teleplays for
Ubongo Kids and other TV and radio projects in both English and Kiswahili.
We take important concepts and develop clever, entertaining stories around
them that help learners understand and remember. You’ll liaise with the
voice director and animators to make sure that the script is understood and
brought to life. You’ll also help with the writing of reports, blog posts,
proposals and synopses.

Prototyping and Rapid Experimentation: Prototype your job role! We create
user-centric products and are therefore always testing with kids and other
stakeholders to improve our products and create new ones. You’ll be getting
creative to quickly test new concepts and product ideas with users, then
iterate and improve on them.

Education and Pedagogy: Ensure our content and products are of top
educational quality. Work closely with our production and education team to
create top quality content for early childhood education (pre-literacy,
pre-numeracy, language skills), primary school STEM learning, and character
strengths such as growth mindset and grit.

Other areas: Grant Writer, Graphic Design, UX/UI design, Operations,
Finance, Legal and Product Design

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply: Visit our website at www.ubongo.co/jobs and fill out the application. If selected you will be contacted for an interview.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling. We accept and consider applications throughout the year.
For any questions send an email to: [email protected]

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job