Uganda Village Project: Now Accepting Applications for January - February 2013 Interns!
About Uganda Village Project
The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is an international public health organization that works with people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda. The organization represents a network of partnerships bridging disciplines and sectors working to innovate and support locally specific solutions that draw together multiple stakeholders for results-based programming.
Visit us at http://www.ugandavillageproject.org.
January-February 2013 Internship Opportunity
We are currently accepting applications for the January-February 2013 internship program. Interns spend 6 weeks working with rural communities in Uganda to help implement sanitation, nutrition, and/or public health monitoring & evaluation programs. As interns, you will work and live in teams in a villages that are part of our "Healthy Villages" program which addresses the most pressing healthcare concerns of each community.
Our interns work in teams made up of 4 international interns and 2 Ugandan interns. These teams will do a variety of activities which may include the following:
- Conduct a follow-up needs assessment
- Gather feedback through community meetings on previous 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
- Organize multiple healthcare initiatives (often working in collaboration with other NGOs, CBOs, and government officials)
- Work with local health centers to which their village is assigned
You can read more details, photos, and FAQs about our internship program here: http://bit.ly/uQwGHi
We are looking for 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.
We accept undergraduate and graduate students (over 18 years of age) and professionals. Past volunteers have come from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to pre-medical, medical, pre-law, law, anthropology, agriculture, economics, nursing, pharmacy, engineering, and public health students, as well as nurses, doctors, engineers, and business professionals.
Internship Program Dates
January 8, 2013 - February 19, 2013
Internship Fundraising Requirement
Once accepted, all interns are required to fundraise $1,500 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of $500, for a total of $2,000 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.
The deadline for applications for the January-February 2013 internship November 27, 2012. In order to apply, there are two steps:
- 1) Complete the online application at http://bit.ly/SbEItX
- 2) Submit your CV and essay questions via email to internships (at) ugandavillageproject.org — instructions on both are on the last page of the online application
Questions? Email us at internships (at) ugandavillageproject.org
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