Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda - Summer 2017


Cause Areas

When

Sun Jun 11, 2017 - Sun Aug 13, 2017

Where

Iganga DistrictIganga, UG

About

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2017 internship program. Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns work in diverse teams composed of Ugandan and non-Ugandan team members. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.

Learn more about our internship program here: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/

Intern Qualifications

We are looking for individuals who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. We give extra consideration to individuals who have prior experience working in developing and low-resource settings. Ideal applicants are those who have a strong interest in development and/or global health and are looking for a cross-cultural and entrepreneurial opportunity to work in a rural setting. All interns must be at least 18 years old. Historically, interns have come from all around the world as medical students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals.

Internship Program Dates

* Team Leaders: June 11, 2017 - August 15, 2017 (8.5 weeks)

* All Interns: June 14, 2017 - August 15, 2017 (8 weeks)

Internship Fundraising Requirement

Once accepted, all interns are required to fundraise $2,250 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of a refundable $500 USD, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards UVP's programs in Uganda, pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe Airport, orientation costs, room and board, in-country transportation, food, and Uganda-based staffing costs. All interns are required to individually purchase airfare to and from Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

About Uganda Village Project

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in international public health, working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the Summer 2017 internship is February 1, 2017. Application instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cF6hEs

Questions?

Email us at internships@ugandavillageproject.org

Learn more about the internship or RSVP for an online info session: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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