Positions Available

Interning with WORI will provide you an excellent opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by different groups of people in Uganda, and give you insight into how you can use your prior skills and knowledge to undertake impactful work in communities in Uganda. 

Please read on for information on the different internship roles we offer. Internships are flexible and interns can work in multiple programmes and roles depending on their skill-set and what they’d like to achieve during their stay. The positions below are intended as guidelines; specific tasks and goals will be discussed during the interview based on the intern’s skills, passions and background, and solidified when the intern arrives at WORI. If you have experience or skills in an area related to women’s rights that you’d like to share with WORI but don’t see it listed below, please contact us directly to discuss how we can design an internship utilizing your experience. 

Check out our application process and FAQs to learn more about our internships. 

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Intern

We are looking for interns to join our team for 2-3 months (though those seeking longer internships are very welcome) to support our SRH&R Programme and/or Star Durable Pads social enterprise. Main responsibilities may include:

  • Creating awareness of menstrual health
  • Assisting with hand-sewing skills training for making reusable pads
  • Documenting implementation of SRH&R projects (eg. photos, keeping M&E documents up-to-date)
  • Marketing/product development for Star Durable Pads
  • Develop/update materials for training sessions on menstrual health and SRH&R 
  • Managing social media to promote Star Durable Pads
  • Undertaking any other relevant tasks

The ideal candidate will be a university student or graduate with experience in public health, human rights, marketing and business development, social work, or any other relevant discipline. They must share WORI’s values of gender equality and sustainable development.

Human Rights & GBV Intern

We are looking for interns to join our team for 2-3 months (though those seeking longer internships are very welcome) to support our projects on Human Rights and Gender-Based Violence.Main responsibilities may include:

  • Creating awareness of human rights issues such as domestic and gender-based violence and child rights
  • Assisting with delivering training sessions in schools and communities
  • Documenting implementation of Human Rights and GBV projects (eg. photos, keeping M&E documents up-to-date)
  • Develop/update materials for training sessions on Human Rights and GBV
  • Undertaking any other relevant tasks

The ideal candidate will be a university student or graduate with experience in public health, human rights, marketing and business development, social work, or any other relevant discipline. They must share WORI’s values of gender equality and sustainable development.

Fundraising/Resource Mobilization Intern

We are looking for interns to join our team for 2-3 months (though those seeking longer internships are very welcome) to support our Nyonga Women’s Shelter. Main responsibilities may include:

  • Researching and writing grant proposals for the Nyonga Women’s Shelter
  • Fundraising through social media platforms (our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Keeping external stakeholders (previous interns, donors, supporters, followers, other women’s rights organisations) informed of the progress and work of the shelter by providing up-to-date information on our website and blog
  • Developing income-generating activities so that the shelter will eventually be self-funded
  • Undertaking any other relevant tasks

The ideal candidate will be a university graduate with experience in grant/proposal writing and fundraising in any related fields (for non-profits, social enterprises, human rights campaigns). They must share WORI’s values of gender equality and sustainable development.

Social Media & Photography Intern

We are looking for interns to join our team for 2-3 months (though those seeking longer internships are very welcome) to support all our programmes through managing and diversifying our online presence and curating visual materials to best display and promote WORI’s work to external stakeholders (eg. potential funders and donors, future interns, partner NGOs, women’s rights organisations, the media). The intern’s main responsibilities may include:

  • Updating our website and social media
  • Accompanying programme officers on field visits (eg. presentations, training and awareness sessions, meetings with women’s groups) to photograph/video our projects
  • Making promotional and informational videos about our programmes
  • Designing and managing social media campaigns on awareness of WORI’s key issues (eg. child rights, breaking taboos on menstrual health)
  • Developing online fundraising and crowdfunding
  • Undertaking any other relevant tasks

The ideal candidate will be a university student or graduate with previous experience in social media, web design, graphic design, photography and/or videography. They must share WORI’s values of gender equality and sustainable development. You should also be able to bring your own HD camera, and ideally a voice recorder. If you would like to edit videos for WORI, please bring your own laptop with editing software.

Women’s Museum Researcher/Intern

We are looking for interns to join our team (no set time-frame) on our exciting and innovative new project of developing East Africa’s first museum dedicated entirely to the history of women. Once built, the Women’s Museum will serve as a space for education, acknowledgement and celebration of women’s voices in Uganda, foregrounding the need to preserve women’s history and recognise the multiple contributions women make in all spheres of Ugandan culture and society. Profits from the Museum will help fund operational costs of the Nyonga Women’s Shelter, ensuring long-term financial sustainability of our projects. 

As this project is still in the developmental stage, we are looking for interns to help us research material for the museum, travel within Uganda to conduct field research and take photos for the exhibits, and/or help in designing the museum itself. The intern’s main responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting field research on the history of Uganda’s women, and the diverse roles and functions they fulfil in society today
  • Collating existing research on Ugandan women’s history and prominent female figures
  • Generating ideas for exhibits
  • Developing grant and project proposals for funding to construct the museum
  • Any other relevant tasks

The ideal candidate will be a university student or graduate with a background in history, women’s studies, African studies, cultural studies, museum studies, or any other relevant discipline. This is a perfect opportunity for a student seeking practicum experience in museum studies or historical research. They must share WORI’s values of gender equality and sustainable development.

If you are unable to travel to Uganda but still feel you have ideas and research you’d like to contribute to the Women’s Museum, we would love to hear from you.