Location
  • Uganda
    • Iganga Town
Length
8 weeks
Project Types
Community Development Health Sexual Health Medical HIV Women's Rights

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Guesthouse Hostel
Groups
Medium Group (16-30)

Pricing

Starting Price
2500
Price Details
UVP charges a program fee that covers all of your expenses including accommodation, transport, and food. A portion of the fee is a tax-deductible donation that supports UVP's year round programming.

Program Fees:
-- $2,500 USD, plus a $500 USD *refundable* deposit which secures your space for the summer.

Additional Expenses:
-- Airfare: $1,600-$2,000 depending on your departure airport and dates
-- Visa: $50-$100, depending on your travel plans
-- Travel items, money belt, mosquito repellent, etc.: $100
-- Immunizations: $175-$500 for required immunizations of Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, anti-mala
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 10, 2022
Apr 16, 2012
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About Program

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) Internship brings together graduate and undergraduate students studying international development, public health, and medicine to work alongside rural communities as they are empowered to lead healthier lives. While living side-by-side with community members, interns learn about the social justice and health equity issues these communities face and work in partnership with the community to overcome these barriers.

Programs and activities support water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and reproductive health. Interns will grow in their understanding of global health as a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary field, face the challenges of grassroots public health work, and think critically about where they fit as leaders in the movement for global health equity.

Each intern team is composed of 4-6 interns, including Ugandan and international interns to ensure diversity in cultures, education, and experience. All interns must be 18 years or older.

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Program Highlights

  • An 8-week program
  • We promote cross-cultural collaboration and team building.
  • We build practical knowledge and build skills in community mobilization, data collection, and health education.
  • We emphaize community immersion through living in and partnering with our villages.
  • We develop critical thinkers and future global health leaders.

Program Impact

More than 400 international and Ugandan national interns have assisted in education and outreach efforts as a part of our internship program since 2004. Many interns go on to promising careers in public health or international development, including as medical doctors, clinical researchers, NGO program managers, World Health Organization employees, Peace Corps volunteers, and more.

UVP interns are directly involved in efforts to improve health. They do things that impact health immediately—like leading educational sessions about malaria or family planning, and they also support villages to build their capacity to participate in community projects. Our programs are year-round, but the interns bring a special energy to the villages to help spread health messages and work with community health volunteers so they have the skills they need to work with the village for the rest of the year.

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archanajkmr
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A very worthwhile and humbling experience

I didnt know what to expect when leaving New York and arriving in Africa.

Once there, I realized how amazingly the program gave you the initiative that's needed to start working, but all the while, allowing you to have as much responsibility as you'd be willing to take on.

Some days started very early, with Obstetric Fistula screenings, outreach into the villages, surgery days, etc. While others allowed you to explore the landscape that Uganda has to offer; hiking mountains, rafting on the nile, etc.

It was one of those experiences that change you...

18 people found this review helpful.
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Betsy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Service Learning

Traveling with TVE to Uganda was a life transforming experience. I learned more than expected concerning: sustainable development, fair trade & NGO processes, and how to be a "responsible traveler". The people of Uganda are beautiful and taught be the importance of doing all you can with what you have. I loved that we had the chance to do service work along with learning about a foreign cul foriegn culture!

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