For Ugandan Applicants
|For summer 2013, UVP will again be searching for high-quality Ugandan interns to assist us in our public health work in rural communities in Iganga district. Ugandan interns will be paid a small stipend for their participation in the program (100,000 UGX for first year participants and 200,000 UGX for previous participants) and must speak Luganda or Lusoga to be eligible.
Applications for Ugandan applicants must be submitted electronically by February 1, 2013.
Program Dates: June 20th – August 17th
|Application (click to download)
Strong applicants will be interviewed in February.
Previous interns must reapply; please be sure to include what year you previously participated.
Applications may be e-mailed to email@example.com or delivered in person to the Uganda Village Project office in Iganga.
Internship Program Specifics
Our interns work in teams made up of four international interns and two Ugandan interns. We typically form a number of teams who will live and work in new Healthy Villages (HV) for the year, launching the three-year HV program in those communities. These teams will:
- conduct a quantitative and qualitative needs assessment
- establish water treatment and mosquito net supply chains
- establish a Village Health Team
- organize multiple healthcare initiatives (often working with outside NGOs, CBOs, and government officials)
- help lay the groundwork for public health and development interventions as needed in that community
- work with the local Health Center to which their village is assigned
We also form some intern teams to work with village communities already within the Healthy Villages program. They will:
- conduct a follow-up needs assessment
- gather feedback through community meetings on the year’s work
- conduct health care initiatives of their own (e.g. HIV/AIDS testing days, Safe Water Education days).
- work with sub-county and district officials to improve medicine supply chains
Each intern team is headed by one international “Project and Administration Leader,” and one Ugandan “Project and Implementation Leader.” International and Ugandan team leaders begin the program four days early in order to receive special training, meet government and NGO officials, and acclimate themselves to the area. They also stay a week later than other interns in order to right the final report for the summer. Team leaders will be selected by the Internships Coordinator based upon their demonstrated interest and experience in leadership positions. Interns who are selected as team leaders will be notified approximately two weeks after they are accepted into the program.
Team leaders will be responsible for co-leading a multinational team made up of graduate and undergraduate students. Required skills include:
- Excellent leadership, cultural competency, communication, and conflict mediation skills
- Ability to organize and implement activities for the team
- Detailed accounting of financial records and all activities carried out by the team
For more information on our Internship Program, please see the links below. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org