Advocacy and Responsible Fundraising Intern

WORI Uganda is currently looking for an intern to work on a fundraising scheme for their shelter project.

WORI is a women’s prosperity charity that aims to improve the lives of women. We are based in beautiful Jinja, in Eastern Uganda, where we intend to construct the first ever women’s shelter with all of the necessary services to enable women to regain self-esteem, safety, dignity and, above all, have access to justice. We have many initiatives under way, from small- scale events to large funding applications and we are currently developing our documentary: Lives of Extraordinary Women. As WORI is a small, grass roots, Ugandan run charity our fundraising ethos is extremely important. We aim to avoid creation of a narrative of victims that the western world is saving, whilst trying to engage with ideas of sharing skills and time as well as telling the story of survivors in Uganda which, like every country, has good and bad aspects.

We are looking for an intern to join our team: volunteering for 1 – 3 months in Uganda in summer 2016. The ideal candidate must: have experience within fundraising and/or advocacy; be enthusiastic about development and women’s rights; be willing to work independently and contribute great ideas.

Working in Uganda will provide the intern with an excellent opportunity to learn about women’s rights, development, Uganda and fundraising in greater detail. In Uganda, the job role will be varied and will allow an understanding of the organisation to be obtained by working in the field and working in the office on funding applications. The main tasks will involve
• Grant research and writing
• Creating advocacy campaigns
• Developing donor relations
• Updating social media

Jinja is an excellent place to live, and a great base to travel to other regions of Uganda and East Africa.

Unfortunately, WORI is not able to provide financial support for the internship, however, we would not ask for any volunteering fees in Uganda, as many charities do, and we hope that the experience offered will be valuable to you. Therefore, we would ask that you cover your own costs of flights, visa and accommodation. Living costs vary depending on your lifestyle, but we are in cooperation with a cheap and friendly home stay where are volunteers normally stay. Also, if you would like to help fundraise but are unable to travel to Uganda next summer please get in touch.

For more information about WORI please see our website – woriuganda.org
If you have any questions about the role and to apply, please send a CV and a short covering letter by 15th February to rebecca@woriuganda.org