Volunteers 2 Uganda arranges internships in many fields. If you can’t find your field from the internship placements list please contact us.
We arrange new placements all the time. By internship we mean a practical training period at the work placement that student performs BEFORE graduation.
The minimum length for the internship period is 1 month. Internship is always unpaid and the working language is English. Your internship will be supervised by local professionals.
Volunteers 2 Uganda will arrange all the contracts and paperwork needed for internship. When you arrive we will pick you from the Airport and you will stay comfortably in our volunteer house together with other interns and volunteers. In the beginning of your trip we will familiarize you with the local language and culture during orientation.
Our workers will take good care of you during your whole trip. On the weekends you can attend on different safaris or other short trips. So make sure you have time for longer trips after your internship period!
Intern Qualifications and Requirements
We select interns who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. Please refer to our criteria below that we use when we evaluate prospective interns.
Required Skills & Qualities
Demonstrated interest in international development, public health, service leadership, and/or health education
Experience working in a team environment
Ability to live, learn, and work effectively in a rural, resource-limited setting
Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial nature
Maturity, open-mindedness, and respect for new cultures and people
Flexibility and adaptiveness
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Recommended Skills & Qualities
Previous international experiences through work, volunteer, or educational opportunities; developing country experience or experience in low-resource settings highly preferred
Previous experience working on multi-stakeholder community engagements
Demonstrated interest in rural and health education
Leadership and project management experience
Additional Team Leader Criteria
Experience working in international developing country experience and/or low-resource environments
Demonstrated passion for global health / international development work
Excellent leadership, cultural competency, communication, and conflict mediation skills
Ability to maintain a level head in various situations
Ability to empower team members and drive group decision making
Ability to organize and delegate activities to a team
Ability to conduct detailed accounting of financial records and all activities carried out by team