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UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Uganda for Her Initiative is seeking interns to fill upcoming positions in Uganda. Uganda for Her Initiative is a registered non-profit Ugandan organization that works towards improving the lives of girl and young women in rural areas of Uganda.

Winter Internship Dates – Jan 1 – April 30 2018*

Summer Internship Dates – May 1 – Aug 31 2018*

Fall Internship Dates – Sept 1 – Dec 31 2018*

*There is some flexibility in exact placement dates. Let us know if you need to adjust the start or end dates, or length of time. Preference is given to applicants who can commit to a 3-6 month placement.

NEXT PLACEMENT

Winter Internship Dates – Jan 1 – April 30 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications due Dec 10th, 2018

 

Available Internship positions

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Content & Communication Coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Supporting content planning around stories from Uganda
  • Creating blog posts that include strong storytelling and multimedia aspects (photo, video)
  • Identifying new story ideas
  • Shooting beautiful photographs
  • Storyboarding and shooting video
  • Supporting Director of Operations in designing marketing materials
  • Writing website copy and creating photos/videos for the website
  • Finding compatible organizations to partner with on content creation
  • Posting and scheduling content to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, photography or other relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for gender equality.
  • Strong storytelling and writing skills
  • Exceptional visual media creation skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful and self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Content coordinator must have their own camera equipment

Peer Educator

This position involves hands-on teaching about reproductive health, leadership skills, and human rights. Monitoring our school girls, training our young women in different aspects as well as the administration and general management of the organization. In this way, we aim to give you a better understanding about issues concerning modern development, education and non-profit organizations.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Planning, delivering and facilitating reproductive health training sessions both in school and out of school girls.
  • Giving essential information to adolescent girls and women groups about leadership and life skills in relation to increasing their leadership skills.
  • Recording and documenting the activities and information from the youth training sessions
  • Conducting informal individual and small group discussions on reproductive health and related topics.
  • To conduct informal individual and small group discussions on HIV/AIDS and related topics
  • To facilitate video screenings and discussions around issues raised
  • To develop their own material used for their information sessions
  • To plan and evaluate all information sessions
  • To have good record keeping skills
  • To motivate attitudinal and behaviour change amongst their peers
  • To provide support to their peers
  • To refer their peers for VCT (testing) and adjunct counselling services, if necessary
  • To have knowledge of the workplace policy to educate their peers on their rights within the workplace
  • To provide detailed information to their peers on safer sexual practices especially out of school girls.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in international development, nonprofit management or other relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for women’s rights and gender equality
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in the evaluation and measurement of progress in programs relating to reproductive health.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful and self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non- profit an asset

Asistant Project Coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Coordinator in the centralized coordination and tracking of Uganda for Her Initiative programs.
  • Attend meetings with/on behalf of the organization and report with minutes and relevant information
  • Assist in maintaining and expanding our strong community relationships through attending events/meetings and visiting partners
  • Assist and maintain administrative tasks, including proof-reading and editing and emails
  • Create, maintain, and update spreadsheets/databases/files to support reporting
  • Co-ordinate meeting arrangements when necessary, including preparing materials and follow-ups
  • Manage volunteers and volunteer recruitment
  • Support the vision, mission and values of Uganda for Her
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in international development, nonprofit management or other relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for gender equality and empowerment
  • Proven leadership experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, and past experience managing a team of people with professionalism and integrity
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and able to maintain a positive outlook in the face of challenges
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful and self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non- profit an asset.

Development & Partnership Coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Research and apply monthly for grant proposals, awards and endowments
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships between organizations and potential funders and maintain ongoing communication
  • Maintain ongoing communication history and reporting requirements in partnership and funding database
  • Prepare organizational background presentations for prospective donor meetings
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in preparing annual and quarterly reports for District Health and Sub-County offices
  • Research and source out local short, medium and long-term sustainable fundraising means and draft a working fundraising strategy proposal based on findings at end of placement
  • Organize one major Uganda for Her Initiative fundraising event in Uganda
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in International Development Studies, Non-Profit Management or related field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for women’s right and gender equality
  • Experience drafting grant proposals an asset
  • Exceptional independent research and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once/respond to changing priorities
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail
  • Exceptional networking, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non- profit an asset.

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Carry out methods proposed in M&E Plan and collect data to report on findings
  • Review M&E plan regularly with the Project Coordinator and Executive Director, update as needed
  • Ensure staff are trained, updated and consulted frequently on indicators, targets, and strategies that can be utilized to meet targets
  • Ensure the M&E plan is integrated into Uganda for Her daily operations.
  • Implement pre and post questionnaire, entering and collating data into a database
  • Data analysis including client demographics, barriers to care, analysis of program impact, as well as client satisfaction with service provision.
  • Collaborate with other Uganda for Her interns and staff to influence and develop Outreach activities with the goals of: continual marketing of Uganda for Her programs, community education, and meeting M&E indicator targets
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in international development, nonprofit management or other relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for women’s rights and gender equality
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in the evaluation and measurement of progress in programs relating to health and development
  • Knowledgeable in participatory development practices
  • Experience with quantitative evaluation, surveys, statistics and/or other measurement tools
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis software and ability to analyze data
  • Familiarity with CIDAs Results Based Management Tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and Google docs
  • Proven experience meeting deadlines and goals
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful and self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non- profit an asset.

Who You Are

You are a risk taker, a good communicator and you believe in the great potential of small grassroots organizations. You understand the importance of self-inquiry, communicate openly, embrace change and possibility and are driven by your commitment to others. You celebrate the idea of living in a rural setting, are eternally flexible and adaptable and you can embrace occasional power and water shortages.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Education or degree in relevant field (International Development, Communications, Public Health, Education and others). Students in their 3rd and 4th years are considered for same positions.
  • Deep passion for gender equality  and empowerment
  • Willingness to relocate to Uganda for minimum of 3 months
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in a rural and rustic setting

What We Provide

  • Valuable professional experience and opportunities to learn from our incredible staff and community at Uganda for Her
  • Pre-departure logistics support and preparation
  • Volunteer Handbook
  • Fundraising information and resources
  • Shared accommodation at the Uganda for Her Volunteer House
  • Pick up and drop off to the airport (Entebbe International Airport)
  • Ongoing mentoring and support from our in-country staff throughout the internship process
  • A lasting and deep connection to a wonderful community of staff, interns, volunteers, board members and many others all over the world

Placement Fees

Interns will be responsible for contributing a $500 USD/month placement fee

A non-refundable deposit of $500 USD is needed to reserve your spot in our Volunteer House. The remaining balance must be paid one month before arrival in Uganda.

Your fees go directly toward supporting our programs and ensuring your volunteer placement is successful.

Many interns also choose to raise funds in support of Uganda for Her initiative before they go – volunteer bake sales, pub nights and silent auctions have all contributed thousands of dollars towards our programs. Contact us on ways to get involved before you leave!

How To Apply

  • Fill out our Application Form. APPLY NOW
  • Send a cover letter and resume to our Director of Operations at info@uganda4her.org
  • Successful applicants must submit a note of mental and physical health from a health professional, basic criminal record check from your home country and a liability & media release form.

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