World Vision Uganda Internship Program

About World Vision

World Vision Uganda seeks to address causes and effects of poverty through development, relief and advocacy. Over 128,633 registered children have benefitted to date from World Vision Uganda’s work.  World Vision Uganda is able to provide educational support, construct and equip schools and health centers, train health workers and farmers, participate in advocacy campaigns, distribute improved crop varieties and animal breeds, and provide clean and safe water. 

World Vision Uganda started in 1986 to offer relief and resettlement packages and to help reconstruct districts in central Uganda ravaged by the 1981-1986 war. Development work was added on with the initiation of Community Development Projects (CDPs) in central, southern, western and West Nile regions between 1987 and 1995. 

Projects based on grants were also started to cover different sectors including water and sanitation, HIV and AIDS, food security, feeder roads, psychosocial support and peace building. Expansion in geographical areas and in activities has been based on need. 

World Vision serves in 41 districts and operates 53 Area Development Programmes (ADPs).

Vision

Our Vision for every child, life in all its fullness, our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

Mission Statement

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

World Vision Uganda Internship Program

World Vision Uganda has partnered with The Oakwood Interns' Program as the official internship management agency for World Vision Uganda. This partnership is aimed at;

  1. Improving and streamlining the interns and trainees recruitment and placement process.
  2. Strengthening the relations with Higher Institutions of learning and faculties of interest to World Vision Uganda and
  3. Fostering an environment where Interns are able to learn and acquire new skills suitable for the employment sector.

What you need to know

Internships are available countrywide in World Vision’s 53 Area Development Programs and 32 grants implemented in 41 districts. The current priority areas of focus are Education, Health, Livelihoods and Child Protection. Crosscutting themes include Gender, Christian Commitment, Disability, Environment, DRR and Peace Building.

Internships are available under the following competence areas:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Social Work and Social Administration
  • Statistics
  • Agribusiness ad Agricultural Economics
  • Child Protection
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Development Studies and Community Development
  • Human Resource Management

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week
  • Eligible to work in Uganda)
  • Current student of an undergraduate program
  • Adhere to the Christian Statement of Faith required by all World Vision International employees
  • Should have access to safe accommodation either with family/ guardians or sponsor close to work station.

*Due to the high volume of applications and interest in our international internships, we cannot reply to individual inquiries. For the most up-to-date information on our current opportunities follow the link worldvision.oakwoodinterns.co.ug

We have two cohorts annually. Internship Cohort 1: January to March Internship Cohort 2: Mid- June to September Internship Cohort 1 start date: Tuesday, January o3, 2017. Internship Cohort 1 Applications Open: October 24 Internship Cohort 1 Application Closes: November 25, 2016 Programme Dates: January 03- April 14, 2017 **Please note dates are subject to change. ANY CHANGES WILL BE COMMUNICATED IN ADVANCE**

These Internships are available in Uganda in the following districts of World Vision Intervention;

  • Arua
  • Amuru
  • Lamwo
  • Kitgum
  • Nwoya
  • Pader
  • Otuke
  • Adago
  • Lira
  • Rakai
  • Mukono
  • Buikwe
  • Bugiri
  • Busia
  • Mbale
  • Kampala
  • Kabale
  • Kole
  • Oyam
  • Gulu
  • Amuria
  • Soroti
  • Agago
  • Kaabong
  • Kotido
  • Abim
  • Buliisa
  • Rakai
  • Mukono
  • Buikwe
  • Bugiri
  • Busia
  • Tororo
  • Butaleja
  • Hoima
  • Kibaale
  • Kyankwanzi
  • Nakaseke
  • Nakasongola
  • Kiboga
  • Ntoroko
  • Bundibugyo
  • Kamwenge
  • Butambala
  • Mpigi
  • Masaka

 

 

 

Are World Vision Interns paid?
This is an unpaid internship.

When are internships available? Where are internships available?

We have two cohorts annually.

Internship Cohort 1: January to March
Internship Cohort 2: Mid- June to September
Internship Cohort 1 start date: Tuesday, January o3, 2017.
Internship Cohort 1 Applications Open: October 24
Internship Cohort 1 Application Closes:  November 25, 2016

Programme Dates: January 03- April 14, 2017
Internships are available countrywide in World Vision’s 53 Area Development Programs and 32 grants implemented in 41 districts. The current priority areas of focus are Education, Health, Livelihoods and Child Protection. Crosscutting themes include Gender, Christian Commitment, Disability, Environment, DRR and Peace Building.
Opportunity to be part of World Vision Uganda’s Graduate Trainee Program may be available based on outstanding performance during internship.

How long are internships? How many hours do interns work?
Internships are usually 3-months in length
Full and part-time opportunities are available (min. 24 hours/week).
What is the application process?
All applications are made through the Oakwood Interns Program – which is the official Internship management agency for World Vision Uganda.
Click the link below to download our application form. Fill it out carefully and provide all support documents requested. Follow the link for details on how to apply worldvision.oakwoodinterns.co.ug
Applicants who have submitted a COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM AND ALL THE REQUIRED SUPPORT DOCUMENTS, and MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, will be invited for undergo employability profiling. What are the required support documents when applying for the application?

The required documents are;

  • A letter from applicants’ often attended church
  • A scanned copy of letter from applicant’s area of residence LC1
  • Academic documents including UCE, UACE, Testimonials of course attended
  • Letter from applicants’ attended Academic Institution
  • Letter from references (from professor/lecturer of course attended &)
  • Passport size photo
  • Oakwood Interns program CV application form

What is employability profiling?
Employability profiling comprises of aptitude testing and psychometric analysis. These tests are given for the purpose of quality assurance to the employer and they assess and evaluate the applicants’ skills and capabilities. Employability profiling is intended to identify the work place character and natural competencies of all Oakwood applicants which are not directly reflected in one’s academic qualifications. This profiling identifies natural aptitude and behavioural characteristics which are relevant in guiding placement and providing information to employers which can guide them in working with the applicants
Shortlisting of applicants is undertaken on the strength of the CV application, AND performance in the Employability Profiling. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the employer and the final interns selected.
This application process follows the principle of merit and equal opportunity. Any form of collusion or lobbying will result in removal of your application from the data base.
Once you have completed your application and undergone employability profiling, if we determine you to be a potential candidate for the internship the Oakwood Interns Program team will contact you with further information.*Due to the high volume of applications and interest in our international internships, we cannot reply to individual inquiries. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Do you provide housing assistance for World Vision Interns?
We do not provide housing.
However given that the placements are nationwide, priority for placement will be given to those interns applying for vacancies within their home/village districts where they have access to safe accommodation with family, guardians and sponsors. 

What is the educational background of a typical intern?
Interns should be current students on an undergraduate program with at least ONE YEAR of studying under their belt. See internship description for specific requirements.

Can international students apply for the internships?
All applicants must be currently eligible to work in Uganda either as a Ugandan citizen or Residents, or currently hold a valid student visa.

What opportunities are available after the internship?
Though we cannot guarantee full-time employment opportunities post-internship, we work with interns to match their strengths and skills to appropriate positions when available