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Internship Opportunities in Uganda

Are you looking for an affordable, fun, and safe internship that will allow you to gain practical experience and make a real difference in the world? Have you always wanted to explore internship opportunities in Uganda?

Joining an internship in Uganda is an amazing opportunity because it will allow you to have a life-changing experience both personally and professionally. Uganda, also known as the heart of Africa, will amaze you with its natural wonders like Lake Victoria, endangered mountain gorillas, and the fine national parks. This international opportunity will also allow you to expand your cross-cultural perspectives as Uganda has rich and interesting cultural diversity. You will increase your global awareness as well, which may enable you to better understand your own cultural values and beliefs with respect to others.

If you are passionate about service work and a keen lover of nature, anour Uganda programs may be the perfect fit for you. You can choose from several different projects, including projects such as serving orphanages, treating HIV AIDS, healthcare and teaching English. No matter what type of internship opportunity you are looking for in Uganda, Global Crossroads will work with you to find what best suits your needs and interests.

Global Crossroads invites you to contact our Uganda country coordinator or send us an email for more information about these amazing opportunities. You may also browse our popular projects listed below for general details.

Popular Internship programs in Uganda

Global Crossroads offers a variety of internship programs and service work opportunities in Uganda that allow you to explore the country while gaining experience in your selected field of study. Here are a few of our most popular programs:

The children in Uganda can do much better with your concern and contribution. Due to HIV Aids, poverty and other social disturbances, the children are struggling to get their basic rights. Through our internship project at orphanages in Uganda, we send interns to help these destitute children get everything they deserve; education, food, shelter and much needed love and care. Be the one to change their lives forever and see them outshine.

Global Crossroad Internship Opportunities in Uganda is teamed up with 10 orphanages in Uganda where you will be working for the children's welfare. The major duties include teaching English along with other subjects. The children can be mentored regarding issues such as cleanliness, personal hygiene and proper sanitation.

Uganda orphanage interns can train these children and teach them with skills that can help them flourish internally and externally. During afternoons and evenings, interns can engage the children in recreational activities and encourage them to partake in dancing, singing, poetry, drama and various sports activities. Interns can also assist the children with their home works, meals and daily chores. When children are busy on their own, interns can help the orphanage with their administrative works.

Tutoring unfortunate children with the life essentials and help them stand on their own is indeed a noble deed. This contribution will reward the you greatly. We offer you a first class internship abroad experience at the best rate that is affordable and convenient.

In particular, this Uganda social work internship opportunity is great for those hoping to dedicate their life to serving for the needy. The travelling experience to the land of beauty not only creates a memory of lifetime but lets you encounter a content smile and satisfaction while you are dedicating your time, effort and knowledge for their happiness and development.

You require no skills or prior experience to apply for this internship project. Since the project requires dealing with children, we would highly appreciate your patience, enthusiasm and affection towards children.

If you are interested in our volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding orphanage volunteer program in Uganda.

The Ugandans are lagging behind due to lack of English education. Only the rich ones get the privilege of acquiring English skills while the half of the Ugandan population lives under the poverty line making it impossible for them to afford the fees of private schools.

This hinders their prospects for growth and better life opportunities. Through our link ups with the local public or government schools in Uganda, you can be a part of English teaching internship project to ensure a proper environment for English learning and enhancing the lives of many Ugandans.

You can assist the local teacher or work as an independent teacher during this internship opportunities in Uganda depending upon your qualifications and experience. You will be teaching 2-3 hours a day in a primary or secondary school. The major tasks include teaching English to the children improving their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills and working on their grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.

Activities can be arranged where children can participate and practice their English skills. Interns can assist main English teacher in revising the curriculum and modifying teaching techniques. During leisure time, interns can play with children and engage them in extracurricular activities like dancing, music, play, sports etc.

You can be part of a revolution with this experience of lifetime. By teaching English as an intern in Uganda you can witness a tremendous growth in the country and be a reason for the youth to stand at equal competition with the world outside. It will overwhelm you with pleasure and excitement when you will travel alongside the beautiful lakes and encounter the natural wonders of the country.

Add to it, the feeling of serving the needy and bringing a change in their lives. The feeling is beyond words. And to those willing to take teaching as a profession, this internship project will not only impart you with teaching techniques but broaden your horizon of classroom dynamics. A beautiful country and a great humanitarian act, a cherry on the icing of the cake, isn't it?

This internship project does not require any skills or qualifications. Anyone with a passion towards teaching and love for children can apply for this internship project. It is important to have strong English skills; non native English speakers can apply too.

If you are interested in our volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding teaching volunteer program in Uganda.

Interning in the healthcare and medical field in Uganda is of great advantage to aspiring doctors or nurses that will impart these interns with an on field experience. It is a grand learning opportunity to work in a hospital under the supervision of experienced doctors. Not only will you learn medical terms and practices, this internship project can hone your medical skills and techniques.

Your role may vary as per your interest, qualifications and experience. Uganda medical interns do not perform surgeries or handle major cases but assist the local doctors or nurses in their day to day operations. The major tasks include measuring blood pressure, temperature, height and weight.

The interns can opt for routine checkups, daily rounds, providing first aid care and prescribing medicines. Interns can involve in therapy or counseling activities to raise awareness among the people and educate them about the prevailing diseases and its consequences. Interns can also help the hospitals with their administrative works along with providing tips regarding health, nutrition and diet.

If you are interested in our volunteer programs, we also offer life changing medical volunteer program in Uganda.

Since the first outbreak of HIV AIDS, there has been tremendous increase in the mortality rate of Africa. It has become challenging to stop this epidemic and prevent people to suffer from it. Not only men and women, but more than hundreds of children are born with HIV. HIV/AIDS Outreach internship opportunities in Uganda provide great effort to help the Ugandans keep away from this hazardous disease and lead a safe and healthy life.

The HIV AIDS awareness internship entails two kinds of projects. Interns can work with the local organizations that treat the HIV infected patients and distribute medicine, clothes, food and shelter. Interns can spend time with them and endow them with love and care. Second, interns can also launch awareness campaigns and visit villages or nearby communities to raise awareness in people about this epidemic. Interns can start counseling to educate people of its transmission and preventive measures.

The experience of internship in the HIV/AIDS awareness project is extremely beneficial to kick start your career in social service and head towards building a good humanitarian traits in you. This internship will not only help boost your career but presents you with a life changing experience.

This unique Uganda internship opportunity will give you a closer picture of how millions of people are getting trapped day by day and are humiliated by the society they live in. You can contribute in saving their lives by creating awareness to prevent its spread further. There is nothing nobler than saving lives in this world. Besides internship, you also get a wonderful trip to Uganda where you enjoy the exotic beauty experiencing a wide range of adventures.

You do not require any skills or qualifications for Uganda HIV AIDS internship project. You should have a strong will to work with the HIV infected patients and be enthusiastic in helping to prevent its spread further by informing and educating people of its transmission and consequences.

If you are interested in our volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding HIV volunteer program in Uganda.

If you are interested in our amazing volunteer opportunities in Uganda, please feel free to contact us.

Internship opportunities in Uganda: Dates and Fees

All Uganda programs start every Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

The most affordable and quality internships abroad are available through Global Crossroad. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion. Global Crossroad's internship programs in Uganda application and registration fee cost US $299.

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees in Uganda.

Uganda Internships vs. Volunteers Programs

In general, volunteer programs focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.

Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.


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Global Crossroad arranges all shelter, food, and supervision throughout your stay while you’re interning in Uganda program. We have host families to locate our interns.

Our host families are accustomed to having interns from different countries stay at their place and are equally delighted to welcome the international interns with homely environment. The experience of staying with the host families will help you learn vividly about the people, their culture and local food. Global Crossroad has provisions for three meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Learn more about your accommodation and meal in Uganda.

Supervision And Field Support

In our internship programs, the interns are directed by a group of mentors or supervisors for a proper guidance and effective learning. These supervisors are experienced and qualified in their respective fields and will ensure the interns face no problems while their stay at Uganda.

Learn more about our field and in-country support.

College Credit

Global Crossroad does not provide our interns with college credit for internship projects. Our local office or your supervisor will provide you with a letter and certificate on the completion of your program verifying your work as an intern and your job responsibilities as an intern. You can earn an academic credit for an internship projects in Uganda by pre arranging the project with your college/university. The students shall have to coordinate with their faculties and professors regarding the college credit for internship prior to applying for Global Crossroad.

Free Time

Uganda internship programs are not only limited to working at internship project centers but give our interns leisure time to travel Uganda. Interns can enjoy their leisure time on weekends and evenings. We do not arrange for sightseeing and other recreational activities however our local staffs and in country coordinator shall help to provide all the information necessary. Uganda has in stored many things for you to make your stay a memorable one.

You can roam around the bustling city of Kampala and see the source of Nile, Bujagali Falls and Owen Falls Dam in Jinja, the second largest town in Uganda. To get close and personal with the nature and wildlife, you can explore the Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration options in Uganda.

FAQs: Internship Opportunities in Uganda

Arrival and Departure

Please arrive at the Entebbe International Airport. Once you have bought your flight, it is important that you send us your correct flight information.

On the day of your departure, please consult your country coordinator to let them know you are leaving your home country. If you miss your flight or the flight is delayed, please contact us as soon as possible.

Once you arrive, a Global Crossroads representative will pick you up. We do not offer airport drop-off service.


Before you arrive for your Ugandan internship program, you must ensure that you have a valid tourist visa. Depending on your nationality, ‘visa on arrival’ may be available.

A visa extension through the department of immigration may be possible if you would like to extend your time in Uganda.

For the most up-to-date visa information including fees, contact the Embassy of Uganda at 5911 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011; telephone (202) 726-7100 or visit their website. Travelers may also contact the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations in New York. Overseas, inquiries can be made at the nearest Ugandan embassy or consulate.


Before you start your internship in Uganda, you need to obtain certain vaccinations. The CDC recommends that you get the following vaccinations before you arrive: Rabies, Cholera, Hepatitis A-B, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Meningitis, Typhoid

How can I apply to internship opportunities in Uganda?

Internship applications are very straightforward. All you need to do is apply online and then submit the application to us. Once we have received your application, we will follow up with you within 24 hours.

Why intern with Global Crossroads?

Global Crossroads is a well-respected global non-profit whose goal is to make a real and lasting impact on the world through our international programs. Established in 2003 and trusted by more than 20,000 individuals, our programs encourage individual and community growth. When you take advantage of an internship opportunity in Uganda with Global Crossroads, you know where your money goes because you pay your program fees directly to the locals involved in your project.

Our safety standards are outstanding, and despite being the most affordable program in the world, we still deliver impeccably high-quality programs. When you intern with Global Crossroads, you’ll form strong bonds with our field staff and heart-warming local community members, who will enrich your experience and make your time abroad worth so much more than you expected.

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