The Healthy Villages Summer Internship brings together undergraduate, graduate, international development, public health, and medical students from across the globe to work alongside rural communities as they are empowered to lead healthier lives. The 2016 internship dates are:
The priority application deadline has passed. However, we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis for any available slots. Check out our application and if you have additional questions please contact our Internships Coordinator, Elizabeth Warren, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Internship
The Healthy Villages Internship provides a broad exposure to UVP’s diverse community health programs. Our interns engage with theories and practices of public health and international development in a grassroots context. Intern teams spend the summer establishing, sustaining, and monitoring UVP’s public health and advocacy programs in rural communities throughout Iganga District. Ultimately, interns focus on grassroots health promotion strategies in order to improve public health in partnered villages.
Launch Teams will live and work in new villages UVP has not yet worked in to initiate Healthy Villages programs. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Teams will conduct follow up work in past and existing Healthy Village communities. Details of intern positions are outlined in the Intern Roles page.
This year we are launching an educational component to our internship program. The Global Health Leadership curriculum will facilitate a space for interns to intentionally unpack their internship experience throughout the summer. Interns will grapple with the challenges of grassroots public health work, grow in their understanding of global health as a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary field, and think critically about where they fit as leaders the movement for global health equity.
International Intern Fundraising Requirement
All international interns are required to pay or fundraise $2250 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 fee.
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 March 2016. Please click on the links below to learn more.
If you have any additional questions email our Internships Coordinator, Elizabeth Warren, at email@example.com.
For more information on our Internship Program, please see the links below.