Sole Hope internships seek to provide a hands-on immersive opportunity for young adults, students, and post-grads seeking experience working and serving in Uganda. We are looking for people with big hearts who aren’t afraid to break a sweat. It’s not about saving Africa, it’s about joining a team of highly trained and competent Ugandans who work every day to bring hope and health to their community. It’s about contributing your knowledge and effort while learning from people who are experts in their field.
For 2017 we will have internships available from June 1st – December 1st.
Interns are expected to raise their own funding to cover their plane ticket, country visa, and living expenses before they depart for Uganda. Sole Hope provides personalized fundraising tools to help promote your effort and all donations for support are fully tax-deductible.
The ideal candidate will be one who:
- Interns will be required to work 40 hours a week.
- takes initiative and can work independently, as well as a member of a team
- is flexible and able to adapt to a challenging work environment
- is in tune with the inherent challenges that exist in the regions where Sole Hope has operations
- will be ready to tackle anything that comes your way
- excels at solving problems in an environment that is not always familiar, comfortable or easy
- is focused and driven to accomplish each task required
- is an excellent communicator and recognizes the importance of being clear and consistent
- MUST BE 21+ TO APPLY and BE WORKING TOWARD OR HOLD A COLLEGE DEGREE
Sole Hope has openings in the following areas:
Social Media and Photography
Whether it’s the story of a child who goes back to school after becoming jigger free, the journey of shoe from start to finish, a profile of a staff member, storytelling is a critical part of what we do in Uganda. Help us tell Sole Hope’s story on Facebook, Instagram, blogging, etc… Use your creative eye and your gift for words to connect our work in Uganda to our supporters around the world.
Public Health, Applied Anthropology, Social Work, International and Cross Cultural Studies
Living jigger free is simple, at least on paper. If a person wears closed toed shoes, practices good hygiene, and removes any jiggers they happen to get early on, they will never be infested. However, there are many social, economic, and cultural reasons these steps can be difficult for people and communities to implement. Sole Hope works holistically with full time teams of educators, nurses, social workers, and shoemakers to address these issues. Program assessment is an increasingly important part of what we do. Contribute your skills to help as we measure what the most impactful parts of our programs are and look at where our efforts should be refined or redirected.
Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, Cross Cultural Education
Education is a key part of Sole Hope’s mission. Whether it’s teaching kids how to live jigger free, teaching games at clinics, or helping students staying in our Outreach House stay up to speed with classes at school, we try to make every interaction educational. Adults at our Outreach House are also always learning about how to keep their families jigger free as well as receiving personalized learning about business, farming methods, weaving skills, etc… Bridging cultural gaps and language barriers are serious challenges in teaching in another country. You can bring your creativity to life with games, activities, art projects, etc.
Nonprofit management, International Development
As Sole Hope grows, our management challenges are constantly shifting and changing. From refining and re-imagining an employee health care plan, to updating the annual review process, to entering and interpreting data from jigger removal clinics. If this is your skillset, we want you to come learn and contribute to the overall growth of Sole Hope!
Do you have some other skillset, area of expertise, or an extra big heart to bring to the table? If so, tell us why you are a great fit for Sole Hope.
**2017 application deadline has passes
***Stay tuned for information on future internship opportunities