IIP Placements in Uganda
Location: Nansana, Wakiso, Uganda
Ashinaga is a nonprofit organization based in Tokyo, Japan, which for over 40 years has been providing financial and emotional support to children who have lost one or both parents due to illness, accident, disaster, or suicide. Ashinaga (U) is a day center in Uganda, which was officially opened by His Excellency President Yoweri K. Museveni of Uganda in 2003. It has been providing psychosocial and educational support to some 800 AIDS orphans in Nansana Town Council of Wakiso District since 2001. The center was also visited by their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan in June 2012 to commemorate 50 years of good relations between Japan and Uganda. In order to advance their efforts in Africa, Ashinaga operates the“Ashinaga Uganda Rainbow House.” The main responsibility of the IIP interns at this location is to prepare high school graduates for entrance examinations and interviews for university. IIP interns may also be responsible for other administrative tasks. IIP candidates with interests in education and social work are encouraged to apply. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Bayimba Cultural Foundation
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Bayimba Cultural Foundation recognizes the relevance of culture and arts in developing and shaping society. It also recognizes the potential of the arts and creative arts industry in Uganda and believes that it offers viable options for self realization by individual artists as well as arts organizations and that it contributes to social and economic development in Uganda. The Bayimba Cultural Foundation is dedicated to making Uganda a significant hub for music and arts on the African continent and over the past several years it has sought to organize a wide range of activities to develop the creative arts industry in Uganda. IIP interns will contribute as the acting coordinator for Marketing Strategy or Advertising Strategy connecting the organization with social entrepreneurs in the arts. The Marketing Strategy placement will involve the development of a full-fledged marketing strategy that encompasses all future operations of Bayimba with a view to strengthen Bayimba's brand as well as its institutional and programmatic marketing. IIP candidates for this placement should have interest in marketing, customer research, and the creative industry. IIP candidates with experience in developing and maintaining marketing strategies, technical marketing skills and applications, and problem solving are encouraged to apply. The Advertising Strategy placement will involve the development of a full-fledged advertising strategy and may include enhancing brand formulation, analysis of Bayimba's current communication tools and their effectiveness, drafting advertising plans, developing communication messages, and updating communications. IIP candidates who have an interest in media, communications, and/or advertising. and who have experience in advertising campaigns, media research, web content management systems, and social media are encouraged to apply. Two placements were created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Digital Solutions (DS) is a Ugandan-based software development company. The company builds custom applications mainly for the telecom industry for clients in Africa, Asia and the United States. The IIP intern will join the DS team as it seeks to meet demanding client expectations. DS’s work involves significant research and innovative approaches to application building. IIP intern responsibilities may include: co-leading a team as programmer on existing projects; programming skills transfer/lead on in-house training for staff; helping in the maintenance of system development process and controls; and providing an independent quality assurance on existing applications to improve security, quality of execution and to ensure up-to-date documentation. Specific projects may include MMS Gateway Development, Dynamic SIM Toolkit application development, and NFC programming. This placement is ideal for IIP interns with interest in computer science. Software development in C, Python, Ruby, or Java is required. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program intern.