Job Title: East Africa Sports Science Internship – Harper Performance Uganda Jobs

Organization: Harper Performance CIC

Unit: HP Projects

Work Pattern: Full-time (hours as required to complete role)

Job Type: 12-month internship

Salary: 400,000 UGX stipend per month + meals whilst on duty at Academy

Location: The position will be based primarily at the Football-For-Good (FFG) Academy in Kampala, Uganda; the client of HP CIC Projects.

About the East Africa Sports Science Internship

Harper Performance Uganda Jobs: The intern will be required to travel to the football training ground at Buzinga Islamic School, Bbunga, Kampala, and potentially local and regional travel to matches. The candidate will maintain contact with the HP Projects team, based in the United Kingdom and Australia throughout the internship in person in Kampala and via video and audio call.

We will not be accepting applications from international candidates. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Uganda at the time of application.

Harper Performance Uganda Jobs

​The HP East Africa Sports Science Internship is an opportunity for local graduates to gain paid experience in a full-time high-performance sports environment whilst being mentored and supported by some of the leading elite sports science, nutrition, athletic development and sports medicine practitioners in the world, including; Dr Kellie Pritchard-Peschek, Dr Kate Spilsbury, Eleanor Rees and Dr David Macutkiewicz.

We are seeking an intern who believes in the Harper Performance CIC vision and mission, and has the desire to impact on the lives and opportunities of Ugandan youth footballers now, and for future generations of athletes. This position with Harper Performance CIC, in partnership with the Football-For-Good Academy, will give highly motivated and appropriately qualified individuals valuable experience supporting elite-level athletes and coaches in the fields of applied sport science. The experience gained is specific, practical and extremely valuable for individuals who aspire to a career in elite sport.

About Harper Performance CIC

Harper Performance was founded in 2015 by the performance-support practitioner; Tim Harper following over a decade working in elite sport in the UK and overseas. Tim had grown frustrated with the lack of performance-support available to vast swathes of talented athletes and the calm acceptance that athletes from large, rich countries enjoy benefits not available to those from poorer, smaller countries and regions. Tim rewrote his mission statement to make better use of his skills, of his experience and of his professional training and set about working with people and organisations that harboured all the talent and all the GRIT, but none of the performance support that they need to realise their true athletic and sporting potential.


Role Summary:
The intern will contribute to the vision and mission of Harper Performance CIC and the Football-For-Good Academy by:

  1. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering elite-level performance support services to football athletes and coaches.
  2. Ensuring that the services delivered to the FFG by HP CIC are locally-owned and driven, sustainable, and relevant to the environment.
  3. Acting as a representative of HP CIC by promoting and embodying the key values and guiding principles of HP Projects in all project-related work.
  4. This role involves working with young people and applicants are subject to background checks.

Applicants will be expected to have an undergraduate or masters degree in a related discipline (sports science, exercise science etc.) or comparable practical experience.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV (resume) and academic transcript (if applicable) to:

In your cover letter, please include specific examples relating to the following key areas:

  • Applied sports science knowledge and skills.
  • Any relevant experience working in an applied sport science setting including experience working with elite athletes, coaches and other practitioners.
  • Any relevant experience in conducting applied sport science research.
  • Experience working in football.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Passion and drive to pursue a career in elite sport.

Applicants are HIGHLY advised to download the full role description from and make reference to it in their cover letter!

For more information about this role, please contact HP CIC Head of Performance Support; Dr Kellie Pritchard-Peschek or HP CIC Founding Director; Tim Harper at

We will provide feedback to all applicants, however, please be patient, we are a small non-profit organisation with a modest team so this will take some time to do.

Shortlisted candidates can expect to hear from us late-June regarding the interview and trial dates.

Closing Date: 19th June 2019




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One thought on “Harper Performance Uganda Jobs – Paid Sports Science Internship”
  1. Am Tumusiime Rose and I have a degree of science in sports science from makerere university looking for a job in your company

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