We facilitate community health and well-being in rural Uganda through improved access, education, and prevention.
Since 2003, Uganda Village Project (UVP) has been working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda. As an international nonprofit organization, we work directly with community-based organizations and local government to utilize local knowledge and maximize community ownership. Our flagship effort is our “Healthy Villages” program, an innovative, grassroots approach to addressing rural healthcare and public health in Uganda. Through the Healthy Villages program, we work at a village level to address the most pressing healthcare concerns of each community, including malaria, HIV and STIs, household sanitation and hygiene, and family planning access. We also work with obstetric fistula awareness and repair and provision of clean water through shallow wells.
The Healthy Villages Internship provides a broad exposure to UVP’s diverse community health programs where interns engage with theories and practices of public health and international development in a grassroots context. Intern teams spend 8 weeks during the summer establishing, sustaining, and monitoring UVP’s public health and advocacy programs in rural communities throughout Iganga District. Ultimately, interns focus on grassroots health promotion strategies in order to improve public health in partnered villages.
The program fee covers meals, housing, orientation, staff support, and project costs throughout the summer, and also includes a donation towards Uganda Village Project’s programs in Uganda.
All international interns are required to pay $2250 to UVP and also pay a $500 deposit. This fee is tax-deductible, and we have support available if you’d like to fundraise this fee from family and friends.