Internship posted by: Friends of Orphans, Uganda
Posted on: October 24, 2013
*Applications now being accepted for home-based Spring 2014 internships.*
About Friends of Orphans:
Friends of Orphans (FRO) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in northern Uganda that is dedicated to improving the lives of people living in the war torn districts of Pader and Jinja.
FRO was founded and is administered by former child soldiers and abductees, all of whom were and continue to be affected by the war in northern Uganda. During their wartime experience, our founders and staff lost immediate and extended family members, friends and neighbors, suffered from displacement, and experienced firsthand a number of atrocities.
Determined to use their wartime experiences as a way to help others, FRO's founders and staff have trained as educators, medical officers, administrators, and environmentalists. As a result, they were able to create a community-based NGO that has the ability to meet the psychosocial, educational, economic, health, family planning, cultural, and social needs of children, women, and families affected by conflict in Northern Uganda.
The Campus Intern Initiative (CII):
FRO recognizes that while university students may have the desire to raise awareness about important causes such as child soldiers in Uganda, their academics, part-time work, and on-campus activities can make it difficult for students to intern intensively in a professional setting. The CII was created to give students the opportunity to work with an African NGO in a meaningful but not time-consuming manner.
The expectations for our Campus Interns are simple: you must complete a minimum of two (2) advocacy/outreach initiatives and two (2) fundraising effort per semester. You can combine advocacy and fundraising into a singular initiative.
Advocacy efforts can include writing school newspaper articles and presenting in classrooms, or can be as simple as passing out flyers which highlight the work of FRO, the conflict in Northern Uganda, or the experiences of former child soldiers. Similarly, fundraising could include the conventional bake sale or car wash. Your advocacy and fundraising initiatives can be the difference between a family reaching economic sustainability and continuing generation after generation in poverty. No amount of money and no idea is too small to create real change.
For every semester during which you successfully complete the minimum requirements for a Campus Intern as described above, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Click here to read about some of our past Campus Interns' initiatives: http://frouganda.org/campusinterns.html
Please send a brief letter of motivation and your CV to the International Advocacy Coordinator at email@example.com. Applications are accepted year round from students at any school or university in the United States. For information about Friends of Orphans, please visit our website at http://www.frouganda.org/.