Internship/Volunteering

Overall Objective:

To contribute to nurturing and developing upcoming Children’s Rights Defenders and Practitioners.

Applications for the ACR internship and volunteer Program are now open. Sign up now and help make a difference in the community.

The ACR Internship Program is a volunteer program. Interns will primarily be involved in any of the following areas of interest and managing fundraising events. Additionally, interns will work in different departments of the organization to enable personal and professional development.

At ACR, we believe that internships are mutually beneficial both to the organization and the intern, in terms of experience gained and opportunities for development; they are also a means of bringing new ideas, creative ways of thinking, and a different perspective to the work of the organization.

Therefore, we endeavor to make interning at ACR a challenging, worthwhile, and enjoyable experience and engage interns in real, meaningful activities, providing them with new challenges and learning experiences.

Whereas assignments to interns depend on the intern’s knowledge and skills, an attempt is made to match the intern’s interests with the organization’s needs.

Specific Objectives

To provide a framework by which students and practitioners from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to ACR projects where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;

To expose interns to practical children’s rights work;

To provide ACR with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields;

To encourage cross-cultural exchange, sharing of knowledge and information, and strengthening children’s rights and respect everywhere.

Internships are undertaken on a voluntary basis, and as such are unpaid. However, ACR offers assistance and guidance in locating accommodation for international interns on request as well as giving basic information about ACR and Uganda.

The duration of an internship is usually short-term, for a period of between three to six months but may occasionally be shorter or longer; and is also dependent on the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of ACR.

General Requirements for Interns

Presently enrolled or recently graduated from a Graduate Program in Law, Human Rights, Social Sciences, public health, and Development oriented subjects in addition to other international programs.

Be interested to further development of children’s rights in Uganda

Willing to work three to five days a week from 8: 00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

International students must be insured and obtain a valid visa. Interested students are advised to check with the Ugandan embassies and consulates in their countries for the visa requirements and the procedure before applying for the internship.

During the internship, students are expected to act in a professional manner.