Learning through the Last Mile
This course will examine the general tenets of public health and explore key contextualized topics. Utilizing UVP’s Healthy Villages model as demonstrated through Reproductive Health, WASH, Malaria, and HIV programming, participants will then apply what they have learned to identify which public health tenets apply to the week’s knowledge area and critique UVP’s existing programming to make it more effective. In addition, participants will be presented with real examples of last mile public health challenges and will work with other participants in a cross-cultural capacity to practice creative problem solving and collaboration.
- Uganda Village Project is a grassroots nonprofit organization that has provided internships for students from around the world to study global public health for almost 20 years
- 6 weeks of online classes, with readings and assignments to grow your knowledge base on public health, social justice, and health promotion in the global setting
- All work can be done on your own time, on a flexible schedule, with the exception of live weekly webinars that include presentations from experts in the field and discussions with classmates, opportunities for networking (weekly webinars held Thursdays at noon Eastern Time (UTC-5)
- You will receive a certificate after successfully completing the course. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive preferential consideration for future field internships in Iganga with Uganda Village Project, including preferential consideration for team leader positions or internship coordinator position.
How to Join
In addition to completing the registration form, there is a $250 fee to participate in the course, which you will pay through the form. UVP offers a limited number of fee waivers and adjustments for those experiencing financial hardships during this time. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please follow the instructions under the “Sliding Scale Fee” section in the application.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, 8th July 2020.
For questions, please email us at Info@UgandaVillageProject.org.
The Healthy Villages Internship brings together graduate and undergraduate students studying international development, public or global health, and medicine to work alongside rural communities as they are empowered to lead healthier lives.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 internship program has been cancelled.
If you’re passionate about global health but stuck at home, take advantage of this opportunity to lay the groundwork for a career in the field by joining our virtual course!