FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. FHI 360 is committed to the professional development of students and recent graduates. Our internship program is designed to provide tomorrow’s professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to our mission.
FHI 360-Uganda is seeking for three (3) unpaid interns for the USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation (ERICCA) Activity, a USAID-funded project. The overall goal of the USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation (ERICCA) Activity, is to help establish the Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI) as a recognized national and regional hub of academic, professional development and research excellence in climate science, climate adaptation, and related disciplines. To support this goal, ERICCA strategically deploys human, financial and technology resources with the target continually focused on building Ugandan capacity and proficiency to address climate adaptation and related issues. More specifically, the Activity mobilizes students, academics, scientists, and researchers to work side-by-side and in partnership with Ugandan colleagues to build upon the foundational efforts made by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and others in developing and establishing MUCCRI through research and education actions.
The internship program seeks to develop young professionals who are interested in working in a nonprofit organization while positioning FHI 360 as the employer of choice for recent graduates by building relationships and maintaining a strong presence on university campuses. Our interns benefit from a dynamic learning environment in which to develop skills for future job placement and build relationships with professionals in their areas of interest. Through the internship, the interns are expected to gain skills in climate adaptation education, research, training, programmatic and basics of administration, networking and professional relationship building. The interns will be based at the FHI 360 country office in Kampala where they will work closely with MUCCRI.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic, recent graduates interested in developing a career around climate change and development. Clearly demonstrated interest in education and research for climate adaptation will be of paramount importance in the selection process. Equal opportunity will be given to both male and female applicants. Those who may have benefitted from any internship arrangement with ERICCA should not apply.
3 to 6 Months
The application package should include: a cover letter, copy of academic transcripts/certificates, updated CV, a letter of recommendation from an academic referee, and a one-page concept note on how the applicant would like to make use of the internship opportunity. Interested candidates should submit their application to FHI360 Uganda Procurement email: firstname.lastname@example.org or physically delivered to the FHI 360 Country Office, Plot 15 Kitante Close not later than12.00 noon Friday 13 October, 2017.