Empower A Child offers internship programs within our organization in the U.S., Uganda, and Kenya. These programs are designed for university/college students before, during, or after completion of their studies.
All Internship programs are on a voluntary basis and are non-payable. A certificate and recommendation letters are availed after completion of the program. If your school has certain requirements, such as weekly evaluations to be completed by our overseeing staff, please contact us to make sure we can meet all the requirements your school has. In the past we’ve been able to work with all requirements schools have had for their students’ internships.
Communications and Marketing Intern
Duties would include updating Empower A Child’s social network pages, working with the Communications Intern in Africa to keep blog and newsletters up to date, assisting in marketing campaigns fundraising events.
Graphic Design Intern
Duties would include designing promotional material, brochures, flyers, banners, and booklets.
Child Sponsorship Intern
Working directly with the Empower A Child office in Kenya and Uganda, this placement would work under the Operational Manager and Child Welfare Coordinator assisting with updating the children’s database, creating new children’s profiles, and participating with children’s meetings and mentor programs. This placement would fulfill requirements, depending on your academic institution, for courses of study in Social Science, Social Work, and International Studies.
Working directly with the Empower A Child office in Uganda, this placement would include creating bi-monthly newsletters, blogging on weekly activities of the organization, and working with our Social Networking Coordinator in the U.S. to give up-to-date information from the field for Internet communication and social networking. This placement would fulfill requirements, depending on your academic institution for courses of study, in Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing.
Work at the Empower A Child community church in Zirobwe. Responsibilities would include assisting in conducting Sunday services, training local church leadership, and discipling leadership with in-depth Bible studies.
Medical interns would be placed at government and private hospitals around Kampala or Nairobi or at community clinics. Responsibilities would include administrating first aid, monitoring vitals, and conducting basic health education trainings.
Hospitality and Tourism Internships
You will have the unique opportunity to work directly with Empower A Child in this internship through its relationship with the safari company, View Africa Tour Specialists, which puts 100% of its profits back into the organization’s programs. Responsibilities would include designing travel itineraries, assisting in coordinating safari activities, and booking accommodations.
Education majors have the option to conduct their student teaching in Africa. Student teachers would be placed at a primary or high school and follow specific curriculum designed by the country. They would have the opportunity to bring teaching techniques and resources they have learned through their college. Typical teaching methods used in the U.S. may not be used in Uganda or Kenya but could dramatically help improve students performance in class.