Kampala | Uganda
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PROMETRA Uganda promotes traditional medical knowledge and practices for improved health through cooperation amongst health systems. Interns are included as members of the PROMETRA team and are involved in research, advocacy and training and many other tasks.
About the Organization
PROMETRA Uganda, founded in 2000, is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote traditional medical knowledge and practices for improved health through mutual cooperation amongst health systems. Its vision is to see a healthy, well informed productive population.
PROMETRA Uganda is affiliated with PROMETRA International whose headquarters are in Dakar, Senegal. PROMETRA International has 26 chapters worldwide.
PROMETRA Uganda has five main objectives which include:
- disseminating knowledge on traditional medicine to institutions, partners, and parties with related interests
- advocating for the use of traditional medicine
- identifying and fighting against harmful traditional health practices
- strengthening collaboration between traditional and other health practitioners
- encouraging community programs on sustainable utilization of the environment, conservation, and preservation of all species of medicinal value
The activities of PROMETRA Uganda include
- mobilization and organization of traditional healers
- training and capacity building
- treatment and care using traditional medicine
- research and information management
- publicity and advocacy
- collaboration and networking
- community to community exchange
- income generating activities
- hope activities for improving the quality and meaning of life for PLWHAs
- environmental conservation
- monitoring and evaluation
An intern would participate in activities such as research and information management, publicity and advocacy, collaboration and networking, monitoring and evaluation, mobilizing and organizing traditional healers, and community to community exchange programs. An intern would be expected to assist the PROMETRA Uganda team in any activity by bringing both an open mind and outsider’s perspective to the project.
Students interested in social and ecological sustainability may find this internship of interest.
# of Positions per term
Duration of Internship
Three to six months
PROMETRA Uganda welcomes students studying within all arts and science fields such as medicine, forestry, conservation, anthropology, agriculture, business, sociology, psychology, economics, journalism, education, research, botany, and international development.
The intern must be able to adapt to different situations, be open to new cultural experiences, work well with a variety of people, work under limited supervision, share and interact with many people with different cultural backgrounds and take leadership positions.
The intern should be able to work with Microsoft Office programs, keep good records of daily/weekly/monthly activities and programs, and be equipped with interpersonal communication skills and good research techniques.
Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IE3 Program Fee
The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term, regardless of credit earned. You do not pay tuition for the term(s) you are abroad. Visit your University's IE3 page for details, costs for additional terms, and campus administrative fees.
Estimated One-Time Expenses
|Host Site Fees||
An additional fee of $200 applies to this internship to offset local administrative cost and support.
*See Additional Cost Information below.
Estimated Monthly Expenses
|Housing||$100 to $400 depending on accommodation|
Interns will be provided one meal every day Monday through Friday during working days. When resources are limited, interns will need to cover the costs of their transportation to the PROMETRA field school.
Additional Expense Information
Housing options and costs vary widely. Interns may choose between a home stay (approx $200/month), dormitory accommodation (approx $100/month), or a private apartment or house (approx $200 to $400/month).
All expense estimates can vary widely depending on the intern’s standards. For housing expenses, an intern must also consider security and the location of the accommodation. If the housing is not near PROMETRA headquarters, the intern will be expected to pay transport to and fro.
PROMETRA Uganda's website: http://www.prometra.org/representations_nationales/uganda.html
PROMETRA International's website: http://www.prometra.org/index.php?&lng=en
PROMETRA Uganda is happy to accept any intern with an open mind, strong work-ethic, determination, lively spirit, and adaptable character.
Malaria is one of the most common life-threatening diseases in Uganda and is spread by female mosquitoes. For travelers visiting Uganda, there are many Malaria prevention methods for lowering risks. Please consult your local doctor before visiting Uganda.
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Hello From Uganda by Ann Tezek: University of Montana student and IE3 Scholarship Recipient (June 15, 2010)