Internship Fundraising Requirement
All interns are required to fundraise $2000 for UVP and also pay a $500 deposit. The deposit is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards Uganda Village Project’s programs in Uganda and the organization as well as group pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe Airport, funds necessary to cover your week-long orientation, your room and board while in Uganda and Uganda-based staff costs. Please see the break-down of your donation below.
Once in country you should have few day-to-day costs, as your program donation covers food, accommodation and transportation. You may choose to buy additional food while in town, to buy souvenirs, or to go traveling after the program has finished – these would be out of pocket costs for each intern. Typical costs in country range from $300-$800 depending on how much tourism is planned – safaris are typically a few hundred dollars.
Note: “Salaries” refer to the salaries of the Uganda-based staff who oversee or work with the intern program. “Project Costs” refer to both the budget given to intern teams to run summer projects, and the costs of continuation and follow-up of those projects over the next few months. For more information on this breakdown, please write to email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Fundraising Requirement:
Is any of the money from the fundraising requirement spent in the United States?
No, 100% of this money is spent in Uganda on implementing our programs in the villages. The U.S. based executive board and board of trustees dedicate their time to the organization as volunteers. Organization fundraising costs are generally covered by board members. There are minimal overhead costs internationally as our board works via the internet from their locations around the world.
How do I go about fundraising my donation? If other people donate money for me, is it tax deductible? What about if I want to pay online?
Our fundraising materials are posted on our website and can be downloaded. If others donate to cover your costs in the United States, it is tax deductible since Uganda Village Project is a 501(c)(3) charity registered in the United States. Such donations must be made directly to Uganda Village Project via check. Checks made out to the applicant personally cannot be made tax deductible. If the program fee or fundraising requirement is paid via online donation, 4.75% will be added to the total as this is the processing cost charged by online systems to be able to accept donations electronically (our donation system, Network for Good, will prompt you to do this).
If you want any materials for fundraising (brochures, pictures, stories, video, etc.), check out the Fundraising and Media Center, or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be very glad to help you!