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Engineering Mentor

African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023


About the Program

The African Leadership Academy Engineering Leadership Program (ALA ELP) program, sponsored by Chevron Corporation is designed for highly motivated and talented high school students in Africa between the ages of 15 and 18 that are interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). ALA ELP intensive program will engage participants in various engineering practices and disciplines as they compete in groups to create and design a solution to an important, relevant engineering design challenge, being led by a team of talented educators in STEM, leadership experts, and professional engineer

Position Overview

  • Work with, over the course of the program, a group of 3 to 4 participants
  • Welcome and receive participants on arrival to ALA campus
  • Support the participants to tackle the engineering design challenge, brainstorm, and craft possible solutions, receive and respond to feedback, and, ultimately, present their work on the final day.
  • Facilitate some aspects of the program to be determined
  • Support the evening non-curriculum section and external trips of the program which fosters participant’s bonding
  • Partake in residential duty which involves check-in on student before quiet time/light out
  • Other duties assigned to support the effective delivery of the program
  • This is a residential program, accommodation and feeding will be provided for the mentors throughout the duration of the program. Mentors are expected to stay at the provided
    accommodation at ALA for the duration of the program, they will arrive on Monday 19th June and depart on Saturday, 8th July 2023.

Profile of Ideal Candidate

  • Previous work experience is not necessary
  • A BSc/MSc in Engineering, graduate or undergraduate student in Engineering is considered
  • Interpersonal skills such as team building, effective communication, and leadership
  • Lives in South Africa

Duration: Monday 19th June – Saturday 8th July 2023.

Location: ALA Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa.


  • Accommodation, feeding, and transportation to program location
  • Opportunity to explore the city of Johannesburg through site visits and fun activities
  • A stipend of R4000 paid at the end of July 2023