Jobs

Jobs and Internships

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. If you are interested, contact us at volunteer@empowerachild.org.

In the United States

Child Sponsorship Intern
Working directly with the US Empower a Child office, this placement would work under the Director assisting with updating the database, contacting sponsors, answering emails, reviewing letters, and other related duty. This placement would fulfill requirements, depending on your academic institution, for courses of study in Social Science, Social Work, and International Studies.

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.

In Uganda and Kenya

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.

Communications Intern
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.

Ministry Intern
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 Internships
Medical interns would be placed at the Zirobwe clinic, 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 training.

Student Teaching
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.