About Uganda Village Project
Since 2003, The Uganda Village Project (UVP) has been working
with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable
development in the rural communities of this marginalized district
in southeast Uganda. Our organization represents a network of
partnerships bridging disciplines and sectors. As an international
nonprofit organization, we work directly with community based
organizations (CBOs) and local government to utilize local
knowledge and maximize community ownership of public health and
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 2020
internship dates are:
- June 17 - August 16, 2020 for team members (8 weeks)
- June 14 - August 16, 2020 for team leaders (8.5 weeks)
We are now accepting applications!
International intern applications
due 1 February 2020
Ugandan intern applications due 1
If you have questions please contact our Internship Chairperson,
Rachel Piontak, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Internship
The Healthy Villages Internship provides a broad exposure to
UVP's diverse community health programs where interns engage with
theories and practices of public health and international
development in a grassroots context. Intern teams spend 8 weeks
during 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
The summer is framed through four key components of experience
Collaboration and Team Building through
our Intern Team Model.
Knowledge and Skill Building in
community mobilization, data collection, and health education
through the lens of UVP's Healthy Villages
Immersion through living in and
partnering with a specific Healthy Village.
& Leadership Development through our
eight week Global Health Leadership curriculum.
While living side by side with community members, interns learn
about the social justice and healthy equity issues these
communities face and work in partnership with the community to
overcome these barriers. Programs and activities are geared toward
issues such as water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and
reproductive health. Interns will grow in their understanding of
global health as a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary field,
face the challenges of grassroots public health work, and
think critically about where they fit as leaders the movement for
global health equity.
Learn more about our internship program
The deadline for applications for the Summer 2020
internship is 1 February 2020 at 11:59PM PST.
Application instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cF6hEs
Email us at email@example.com
Learn more about the internship: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/