International Aboriginal Youth Internship FAQs
- Do you have to stay in Uganda the whole time, or can I come home early?
Due to the complications and expenses with last minute flight bookings the interns are required to stay in Uganda the entire 3 month Internship except in the case of an emergency.
- Is there WIFI?
There is WIFI in some places, however it is not guaranteed and often very slow.
- Do I need Vaccines?
Yes, you will require some Vaccinations as recommended by your doctor for International travel as well as Malaria pills for the duration of your stay.
- Is it hot in Uganda?
- Do they speak English there?
Yes, most people in Uganda speak English.
- What should I pack?
A pre-departure list of recommended items will be sent to you ahead of time.
- How much do I get paid?
The cost of the trip, flight, accommodations, meals, etc. are completely covered as well the Interns receive a small stipend for expenses.
- Will I be safe?
All interns are housed with other interns at the home stay locations and are never placed alone. Interns have supervisors and mentors available to them at all times. Pre-determined Rules need to be followed that will ensure your safety.Not following the rules could put you at risk.
- Can I drink Alcohol or do drugs?
The Internship is a “dry” internship. Alcohol and/or Drug use will not be tolerated.
- What kind of work will I be doing?
Interns will be working in community on sustainability and with students in schools to share cultural experiences. Assisting with tree planting and conservation field work.