The University of Namibia and Atlantic III Consulting concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on 30 June 2021 to support training and skills development of UNAM students and graduates through a paid internship scheme.
As part of the MoU, three UNAM interns were selected to be part of the inaugural cohort of interns for three months at Atlantic III Consulting in the areas of business strategy and law.
After a competitive application process, the three interns who have been selected are:
– Juanri Camm, a recent UNAM graduate for BA in Sociology and Industrial Psychology;
– Okeri Tjipeua, a final year LLB student at UNAM; and
– Selma Sandra George, a final year Business Administration student at UNAM.
The three interns will receive an opportunity to develop skills and experience in business strategy consulting and legal advisory services that are offered to Atlantic III clients.
One of the interns stated that they have been struggling for months on end to secure an internship opportunity, and expressed appreciation for the opportunity presented by this MoU.
The University of Namibia is particularly delighted to enter into this partnership with Atlantic III as the three founders have strong connections with UNAM. Atlantic III’s Business lead, Mr Shiwana Ndeunyema is a UNAM alumni in Economics. Legal Lead Dr Ndjodi Ndeunyema is a UNAM LLB graduate while Technical Lead, Mr Pombili Ndeunyema has recently been appointed as the Mining Industry Patron for the UNAM School of Engineering & Built Environment.
Ms Lovisa Nghipandulwa, UNAM’s Industry and Cooperative Education Coordinator remarked that “UNAM values this partnership as it responds to the call for industries to work closely with us in enhancing student employability attributes and skills”. She further explained how this partnership is unique in the sense that Atlantic III is a Namibian company, owned and operated largely by UNAM Alumni who have a firsthand understanding of what meaningful industry attachments mean to UNAM graduates.
Atlantic III’s founders are particularly inspired to be playing a role in creating opportunities for young UNAM students after having themselves benefited from internship experiences during their studies.