Summer Internships

The Healthy Villages internship provides undergraduate, graduate, public health, and medical students with the opportunity to take part in a grass-roots approach to global health and international development. The 2015 internship dates were:

  • June 21 – August 14, 2015 for team members
  • June 18 – August 17, 2015 for team leaders

Check back in late 2015 for the dates for next summer. Application deadlines will be February 1, 2016, and more information on the specifics for 2016 will be available by December. If you have questions please contact us at


About the Internship

The Healthy Villages internship provides a broad overview of UVP’s diverse community health programs. It seeks to establish, sustain, and monitor UVP’s public health and advocacy programs in rural villages throughout Iganga District and aims to expose and train Ugandan and international students to public health and advocacy outreach in the field. Ultimately, interns focus on grassroots health promotion strategies in order to improve public health in targeted villages.

Interns spend 8 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. Intern tasks include community organization and mobilization, data collection, and health education. While living in villages side by side with community members, interns learn about social justice and health equity issues facing rural families in poverty.

Interns will collaborate with Village Health Team (VHT) members to design, organize, and implement health education programs in villages and monitor and evaluation programs already in place. Together, interns and VHTs aim to establish a partnership between the villages and their local health centers to solidify a foundation for improved health care access.

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas. Programs and activities are geared toward issues such as water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and reproductive health. Specifically, interns will work with communities in our Healthy Villages program.

Some teams will live and work in new villages UVP has not yet worked in to initiate Healthy Villages programs. Other teams will conduct follow up work in past and existing Healthy Villages communities. Details of intern positions are outlined in the Intern Teams and Intern Roles pages.


Program Dates (example dates based on 2015)

  • Team Leaders: June 18, 2015 – August 17, 2015 (8.5 weeks)
  • All Interns: June 21, 2015 – August 14, 2015 (8 weeks)


How to Apply

Application review for the summer 2016 internship program will be open in December. The deadline for applications will be February 1, 2016, and applicants will be notified about their status by April 2016. Please click on the links below to learn more.

If you have any additional questions email our Internships Coordinator, Elizabeth Warren, at


International Intern Fundraising Requirement

All international interns are required to fundraise $2000 USD, in addition to a $500 USD deposit that is refundable upon successful completion of the program. In addition, interns are required to individually purchase airfare to and from Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Please read more about the internship fundraising requirement.


For more information on our Internship Program, please see the links below.