Development and Partnership Intern

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


--Kasana, UG


Development & Partnership Intern

The Shanti Uganda Society is seeking interns to fill upcoming positions in Kasana, Uganda. Shanti Uganda is a registered Canadian Charity and Ugandan NGO that improves infant and maternal health, provides safe, women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Research and apply monthly for grant proposals, awards and endowments
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships between organizations and potential funders and maintain ongoing communication
  • Maintain ongoing communication history and reporting requirements in partnership and funding database
  • Prepare organizational background presentations for prospective donor meetings
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in preparing annual and quarterly reports for District Health and Sub-County offices
  • Research and source out local short, medium and long-term sustainable fundraising means and draft a working fundraising strategy proposal based on findings at end of placement
  • Organize one major Shanti Uganda fundraising event in Uganda
  • Support the vision, mission and values of Shanti Uganda
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate Degree in International Development Studies, Non-Profit Management or related field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment
  • Experience drafting grant proposals an asset
  • Exceptional independent research and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once/respond to changing priorities
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail
  • Exceptional networking, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non-profit an asset
  • Experience working in under resourced communities, specifically East Africa, an asset

What We Provide

  • Valuable professional experience and opportunities to learn from our incredible staff and community at Shanti Uganda
  • Ongoing mentoring and support throughout the internship process
  • Shared accommodation at the Shanti Uganda Volunteer House
  • Pick up and drop off to the airport
  • Pre-departure logistics support as well as support after you return home
  • A lasting and deep connection to a wonderful community of staff, interns, volunteers, board members and many others all over the world

Intern Contribution

Successful applicants will be responsible for contributing a $600/month placement fee which covers everything listed in the 'What We Provide' section. All interns will contribute a 35hr workweek and are encouraged to travel on weekends.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Management
  • Networking
  • Grant Writing / Research

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 3-6months

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