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Internship

 
Registration is open for 2022 - 2023  Internship program.
 
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
Maturity
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

 
Benefits of internships to students

Internships give students actual work experience in the field. Besides the theoretical notes in classes and lecture rooms. This is the practical part of all the theory studied one gets to have hands-on and you get the opportunity to transfer all the class knowledge to the work field. 

Internship helps in the application of knowledge at the workplace. This is the only place where one gets to apply and exercise the learned knowledge in class to a practical part in the field.

An internship allows you to network with professions at the workplace. Furthermore, the intern gets to exchange ideas from the bosses, from fellow interns who provide support to mentors who are key players in the company. Similarly, it also gives you a position to be surrounded by the right people to guide you.

It also enables the interns to get firsthand information at the workplace. It’s hard to understand what it takes to create a marketable article but on an internship, you can understand how much is needed to create one.

An internship allows doing field experiments at the company. One may not be in a position to work for a given company or organization however, he/she can choose to stay around and see how things may go around during the given time.

The internship program helps the intern to get marks or college Credit specifically from the lectures and the field supervisors. These credits are added up to the final results that enable one graduate to achieve a degree.

Increased professional confidence of a person is got during Internship. As you work in the field you get to interact with high profile people and you get to know how they relate with other people, how they talk and do things in the field. This helps to boost your confidence at the workplace.

In a nutshell,

internship opportunities in Uganda give interns the time to practice what they have studied in classes. The companies and organizations should also put in all of what they have to train the interns to be successful in their professional careers.