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College Internships in Uganda and Kenya

Uganda College InternshipsBuyobo: Summer Internships in Buyobo for current college students are for 60 days. Interns live in Bulambuli village (10 miles from Mbale in Sikonko District in Eastern Uganda). Meals and housing are provided in a new guest house with indoor plumbing and solar electricity. Interns are expected to make a contribution to WMI to cover their costs while in the village and to help pay for expenses associated with their internship project. All internships are unpaid. WMI interns/volunteers must arrange for their own transportation to and from Uganda. Internships are occasionally available at other times of the year on an as-needed basis. Email WMI to enquire.

Once in Bulambuli, interns provide a variety of support services for the WMI program. They assist with automating records, training WMI personnel on the computer and on certain programs like Excel and Word, tutor school age children in reading, writing and simple math, help borrowers with their book keeping, interview and compose borrower profiles, take photos and make videos of loan program activities.

2015 internship opportunities in Kenya are currently being reviewed and are as yet not available.

Review the: Summer Internship/ Volunteer Program - Buyobo

Complete the: Summer College Internship Application - Buyobo


Internship Projects:

Buyobo College Interns - Summer 2017 2017 Summer Interns Buyobo
Julia Dreher, Vince Dewar and Emmanuella Kyei Manu served as the WMI college interns in Buyobo, Uganda for Summer, 2017...
Buyobo College Interns - Summer 2016 2016 Summer Interns Buyobo
This year the four college interns in Buyobo will focus on health and education projects with the Buyobo Primary School upper classes and the local community...
Buyobo College Interns - Summer 2015 2015 Summer Interns Buyobo
This year the interns will focus on interviewing women in the loan program and learning about the program's subtle impacts on household living standards and improving future opportunities for the children of borrowers...
Buyobo College Interns - 2015 2015 Spring Intern Buyobo
In January 2015, Karen Bustard joined the WMI team for a 5 month in-field internship. She graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with a B.A. in International Relations, and a focus in global health, nutrition, and the environment...
Buyobo College Interns - 2014 2014 Fall Intern Buyobo
The fall internship has been filled by Nicole Bolliger. A Swiss resident, Nicole recently graduated from the University of Geneva with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations...
Kenya College Interns - 2014 2014 Interns Kenya
WMI also has two summer interns in Shikokho, Kenya this year: Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff and Kaylee Lucas. They are working with WMI's partner, Shikokho Chanuka CBO, to train women in computer use, create budgets/accounting systems and expand program operations...
Uganda College Interns - 2014 2014 Interns Uganda
Amanda Conklin and Morgan Nelson are the 2014 college summer interns at the WMI office in Buyobo, Uganda...
Uganda College Interns - 2013 2013 Interns
Located in Buyobo, Uganda for June and July 2013, three college interns assisted with loan program operations at WMI's largest loan hub...
Uganda College Interns - 2012 2012 Interns
Our three college interns arrived in Buyobo in early June, 2012. After a warm welcome from the village, including a welcome song courtesy of WMI borrowers, Danielle DaCosta, Xaviera Alvarez and Dan Higgins - from Toronto, Stockholm, and Essex respectively - got to work on this summer's projects...
Uganda College Interns - 2011 2011 Interns
University of Michigan graduate Erin Kelly, University of Maryland graduate Jaclyn Vouthouris and University of Edinburgh graduate Ida Stuve assisted with the July 2011 Loan Issue, created documentary videos about life in Buyobo...
Uganda College Interns - 2009-10 Winter 2009-2010 Winter Interns
In December 2009, Margot van der Vossen from Bethesda, MD (Walt Whitman high school alum) and Brian Miller from Rochester, NY, traveled to Buyobo to spend six weeks interning for WMI...
Uganda College Interns - 2009 2009 Interns
Tobin Jones and Danica Straith, juniors at McGill University, spent most of May and early June 2009 interning with WMI in Buyobo, Uganda. Their stay there was enormously helpful to building...
Uganda College Interns - 2008 2008 Interns
Hart Wood, a junior at Mary Washington College in Virginia, traveled to Buyobo in July 2008 to help with WMI's third and fourth loan issue. It was the first time WMI had gone from issuing 20 loans at a time...
Uganda College Intern - 2008 January 2008 January Intern
Montana Stevenson, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, accompanied by WMI President, Robyn Nietert (her mom) and Board Member June Kyakobye, traveled to Buyobo in January 2008, as WMI's first intern...

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