Hours per week
25 hours per week
Internship with us offers an opportunity to make a difference in a local community while discovering the unique Ugandan culture, making new friends and having a rewarding experience you will remember for the rest of your life. As you gain valuable learning experience, your work helps us in meeting our objective of providing solutions to the most urgent needs and problems in the community via our programs that have a positive impact. We offer a number of services to the community; therefore there is a wide range of activities in which you can participate, on-site and off-site, from your home town.
internship in Africa,Uganda offered through Projects Abroad allow you to not only provide beneficial aid and services to your community but also gain new insight into your adopted country and culture. You’ll meet new people, learn about a new culture, live in a new environment, and provide meaningful support to those that need it most.
below are some of our projects and your responsibility.
Youth empowerment Initiatives
The youths are an immense resource for any community. However, to be resourceful, they must be empowered and energized to get engaged in community development. To foster personal development and community engagement, Hands of grace Africa has called upon youths from the surrounding community to mobilize themselves into a youth association as a forum for creating a voice and a platform to take concrete action. It is focused on: fostering youth activism and community engagement; empowering youth with practical life skills; empowering young people to unite toward a common good; fostering networking and collaboration among young people; fostering personal development and enhancement of self-image of the youths, among others. An intern would assist in providing direction and guidance to the youth in collaboration with the youth leaders and our staff to foster capacity development for young people.
Responsibilities will involve:
- Be a consultant to the youth leaders on matters of youth activism, community engagement, and resource mobilization
- Organizing and supervising youth community service projects
- Evaluate/assess together with our staff potential service projects
- Assist youth leaders in drawing up an annual work plan, budget, and strategic plan
- Assist them with strategies for membership recruitment and retention
- Provide one-on-one counselling or career guidance to the youth
- Assist with identifying, assessing, budgeting and implementation of youth self-help project
- Develop a project proposal for funding youth empowerment activities
Poverty alleviation activities for sustainable development
This program is concerned with making communities aware and training them the methods and mechanisms of poverty free environment. An intern would assist Hands of grace Africa in researching various models of sustainable development and identifying resources for implementing income-generating projects. We believe if we come on top of this it will change the way of living in many poor families in Africa most especially in Uganda.
Village Teaching and Outreach
Do you want to ride to work on the back of a motor cycle as the sun rises? Scrub the red dust off your feet as the sun sets? Experience new activities with each new day? This placement is for you. Internees learn to make baskets while discussing domestic issues with amazing Ugandan women’s groups You’ll help primary students learn fractions. You’ll play Duck! Duck! Goose! with a bunch of 5 year olds. The sky is the limit!
Our intern will provide counselling, care, and education for rural people, and orphaned and needy kids. Some of these placements focus exclusively on teaching primary lessons and extra-curricular. Others include both teaching and outreach components. Please inform us if you wish to teach, do outreach work, or a combination of both, so we can best choose your program.
We care for the little ones
Do you love kids? Are YOU a big kid? Intern with never ending energy and loads of games up their sleeve can live and work with orphans and needy children. You’ll bring love, encouragement, and creativity to kids who lack family stability due to AIDS related illnesses.
Under women empowerment program, our internee and staff will carry out trainings in entrepreneurship skills and life self-sustaining skills, in this woman are trained according to their interests, some get trainings in entrepreneurship skills, sowing skills, art and craft. We believe that through these programs the vulnerable women will be able to take care of their families after which we shall create a credit fund which will help these women start up business so that they can sustain their families.
In this program the intern and our staff move to schools and have a counselling session, encouragements, uplifting their talents and life skill teachings to the studies. . An intern can assist us in resource/fund development for advancing our education programs through grants, fundraising, and partnerships.
Interns have free time for the duration of the project, weekends and the Language and Culture program. While Hands of Grace Africa does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel in Uganda. It’s the time for self-discovery and learning. It’s time to explore this foreign culture and exotic land. It’s definitely time to visit gorillas or go on safari while in Uganda! Our Hands of Grace Africa local coordinators/staff are available to give you free advice, travel tips and help to book your travel. Uganda has some of the most amazing examples of wildlife, as well as numerous safaris, fascinating landscapes, colourful customs, gorgeous beaches, historic castles, etc. Hikes through the local villages and country-sides can also be the perfect backdrop for an authentic, cultural experience. Our local staff members can provide invaluable assistance in booking travel and/or tours around Uganda. Please discuss your options with our local project staff to find the best way for you to spend your free time in Uganda.
1. Working year-round at our 10 sites builds strong relationships with our host families and other community partners, making our programs safe, culturally immersive, and developmentally impactfull.
2. Our programs are structured and supportive, with ongoing educational and cultural activities, logistical advice, and round-the-clock safety and security support provided by our dedicated site team staff.
3. We offer rigorous participatory development, community engagement, cultural integration and project management training that participants apply in the field.
4. We are as much (if not more) concerned about community outcomes as participant learning outcomes.
5. Our program frameworks, values, and partnerships reflect our community outcome priorities; this deepens the participant experience through critical reflection on issues of power, privilege, social identity, and the role of international development.
How To Apply
All interested candidates in doing their intern in Africa are asked to send their CV to