Applicants should be at least 19 years old, with a minimum of a diploma or college degree. Applicants must be interested in human and women’s rights, and advocating for women’s health, empowerment and equality.

Qualities we look for are:

  • exceptional ability to work independently and with others
  • ability to take initiative
  • flexible and adaptable
  • motivated
  • friendly and hard-working attitude
  • good communication skills
  • ability to work in a multi-cultural team with people from diverse backgrounds
  • ability to work in potentially challenging conditions (eg. power outages)
  • committed to WORI’s vision and mission

WORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including all genders, ethnicities, and people with disabilities.

Every internship is different and interns are expected to be adaptable and flexible; being a grassroots organisation, our tasks and priorities change daily. That being said, your responsibilities could include:

  • planning and organising information and material for field trainings
  • IT skills (web design, branding, online marketing)
  • grant writing and research
  • resource mobilisation
  • social media and photography
  • assisting in delivering trainings in the field (schools, communities, women’s and community groups)
  • any other skill or speciality you would like to bring to WORI’s work

Interns are based with our staff at the WORI office in central Jinja, about 2-3 hours from Kampala and 4-5 hours from Entebbe airport. During your stay you will also be able to work in the field assisting with our projects in schools and communities. Specific field activities will depend on which programmes you’re working in.

Ideally interns commit to a stay of at least 2-3 months, though specific dates and stays are determined with each applicant. If you aren’t able to stay for that long but still have an idea or skill you would like to contribute, please do get in touch to discuss how we can work with you. 

As a grassroots organisation we are unable to pay interns. Interns are expected to cater for their airfare costs and programme costs such as programme fees and host home fees. Fees vary depending on how long you are planning to stay are paid directly to WORI to help run the intern’s programme.

We highly recommend interns stay with one of WORI’s host families in Jinja. This is not only to ensure safety and ease of living, but it enables the intern to engage with Ugandan culture and family life. During your interview we will ask a few questions to help determine which host family to place you with.

Your host home will provide you with a private room with lock, safe drinking water, and meals (breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and three meals at the weekend or when unwell).

Please see our intern website for more information on packing suggestions and advice for your time in Jinja.