The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in international public health, working with the people of Uganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2015 Healthy Villages 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 the internship program here: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/
Individuals who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. Extra consideration is given 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:* June 18, 2015 – August 17, 2015 (8.5 weeks)
*All Interns:* June 21, 2015 – August 14, 2015 (8 weeks)
Internship Fundraising Requirement:
Once accepted, all interns are required to fundraise $2,000 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of a refundable $500 USD, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards UVP’s programs in Uganda, 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.
Deadline for Summer 2015 internship applications: is February 1, 2015 at 11:59PM EST.
Application instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cF6hEs
Learn more about the internship at: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/