Sustainable business project leader - February 2019 placement
- Internship posted by WIL Uganda - Women In Leadership
Hours per week
Exciting opportunity to intern with a grassroots women's empowerment project in rural Uganda 2018!
Exciting opportunity to volunteer with a grassroots women's empowerment project in rural Uganda in 2018!
We are currently looking for passionate and motivated interns with experience in rural community development to lead this new and exciting project. To get an idea about the daily lives of our interns check out this video: https://youtu.be/rtW-HCpMZMA
The volunteer will be engaged in both office and field based work as they work hand with the crafts programme volunteer and the Director to establish viable products for international sale, the demand, market and benefit to the local community. The intern will be expected to use their research to create a detailed business plan for the project and lead on initial implementation.
The sustainable business project lead role requires a lot of independent research and someone with an appropriate background in business or marketing.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in village life and really feel like part of the community.
During the holiday period and weekends volunteers can choose to travel to nearby Jinja Town which is a tourist hot spot where you can enjoy many tourist attractions including white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking and restaurants/cafe's/bars.
Volunteers are accommodated in the village in safe, secure accommodation. Interns can choose to live in a host family. Applicants interested in staying in host family are required to pay/fundraise an extra £100 to cover host families expenses if staying for 3 months.
3 or 6 months. Arrival date 4th February and departure 2nd May for 3 month placement 1st August for 6 month placement.
up to 3 month placement = £800 6 month placement = £1000
Funds cover volunteer accommodation, in country travel costs, lunches, airport transfers on agreed arrival date and departure (if you arrive on depart outside these dates you will have to cover your own transport) and contribution towards project costs.
Funds may be fundraised online via a crowd funding page (please follow these links for guidance what is crowdfunding and justgiving top tips which will be set up for you on completion of a successful interview
Or funds can be transferred directly to organisation by bank transfer or PayPal. All funds must be received before arrival.
You will be required to cover
Breakfast and dinner - around $10 per week in placement
University degree or enrolled on university course
Interest in international development, women, economic empowerment and sustainability
Access to digital camera and laptop to use throughout placement
Previous experience in rural community is an advantage but not essential.
We will provide accommodation in the village, lunches during placement, all airport transfers and in country transport for project.
As needed we will work one-on-one with your university to provide academic credit hours for your internship
We will provide you with extensive experience in project management, international development, and grant research and social media for development
You will run your own projects and design your own workshops
You will get the chance to live abroad in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
To get a better idea about the daily lives of our interns check out our blog here.
You can also check out our what to expect video here.
If shortlisted you will be invited for an initial interview with our CEO followed by a 2nd interview with our Ugandan project manager.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information about this great opportunity and to apply send your CV and short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the intern role as the subject title in your email.
We look forward to hearing from you!
LANGUAGE/CULTURAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE
How To Apply
For more information about this great opportunity and to apply send your CV and short cover letter to . email@example.com. Please put the intern role as the subject title in your email.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Deadline 1st December 2018