Uganda Village Project Friday, 1 February 2019

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About Uganda Village Project

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is an international public health organization that works with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, a district in southeast Uganda.

Summer 2019 Internship Opportunity

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2019 internship program

Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns work in diverse teams composed of Ugandan and non-Ugandan team members. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health. 

Learn more about our internship program here: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/

Intern Qualifications

We are looking for a diverse cohort of individuals who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. We give extra consideration to individuals who have prior experience working in developing and low-resource settings. Ideal applicants are those who have a strong interest in development and/or global health and are looking for a cross-cultural and entrepreneurial opportunity to work in a rural setting. All interns must be at least 18 years old. Historically, interns have come from all around the world as medical students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals. 

Internship Program Dates

  • Team Leaders: Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019 (9 weeks)
  • All Interns: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019 (8.5 weeks)
  • All arrival flights must land in Entebbe by noon on the above day of arrival

Internship Fundraising Requirement

Once accepted, all interns are required to fundraise $2,250 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of $500 USD. The deposit is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards UVP's programs in Uganda as well as pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe Airport, orientation costs, room and board, in-country transportation, food, and Uganda-based staffing costs. All interns are required to individually purchase airfare to and from Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

Diversity and Inclusion Program Discount

UVP is committed to recruiting a diverse intern cohort and offers a special discount to applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations. Learn more here, and please note the early application due date below: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Diversity-Inclusion-Discount-Program.pdf

Application Deadline

The deadline for all applications for the Summer 2019 internship is February 1, 2019 at 11:59PM PST. In order to apply, there are two steps:

Questions? 

Email us at internships@ugandavillageproject.org 

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