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IIP-Ashinaga (U)
Nansana, Uganda; Wakiso, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: Ashinaga is a nonprofit organization based in Tokyo, Japan. For over 40 years, Ashinaga 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 in 2003. It has been providing psychosocial and educational support to some 800 AIDS orphans in Nansana Town Council of Wakiso District since 2001.

Intern responsibilities: The main responsibility of the IIP interns at this location is to prepare high school graduates for entrance examinations, assist with essay writing, and help students navigate the college application and interview processes. IIP interns may also be responsible for other administrative tasks.

Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in education and social work are encouraged to apply. 

Previous work experiences (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Intern #1: Most of what I did had to do with helping the Ugandan students submit the strongest applications possible when they apply. As a result, I was involved mostly in: SAT math tutoring, SAT essay writing tutoring, application essay writing tutoring, Common App help, advice, teacher counselor recommendation help, transcript-getting help, leadership, goal setting. I also helped teach the Critical Reading and Writing portions of the SAT, though this was primarily the job of the other intern. I participated in weekly staff meetings, Saturday Care programs (occasionally), Ashinaga home visits, and more. Intern #2: I taught and planned extensive lesson plans for 20 students involved in Ashinaga Uganda's 100-Year Vision Program. I specifically taught classes in SAT, Math, UKCAT prep, IELTS prep, US college application prep, and taught basic computer skills to the students...I learned how to effectively work in groups, how to communicate lessons effectively, and how to help students...I helped to prep the 20 students to get into college in order to follow through with the organization's vision to send African orphans to colleges/universities around the world. Intern #3: My work responsibilities included providing emotional support and academic/college counseling, as well as being a friend.  And overall I was a resource for any student: students would often approach us asking for help or advice.  I was a US application mentor, meaning that I helped those applying to the USA.  This included choosing which colleges to apply to, figuring out the requirements, and helping them with all aspects of their application.  I was also on the SAT team, and was a teacher specifically for SAT writing and SAT critical reading.  I also helped with their community betterment program and other aspects such as Global Awareness and our morning assembly.  I was tasked with photography and video production for Ashinaga, recording events we have such as the opening ceremony and sports day. 

View PowerPoint presentations by past IIP interns: 
Morkos Ragy Ashinaga Uganda.pptx
Ashinaga Uganda, Uganda, Jegede, Tobi.pdf
Ashinaga, Uganda, Welsh, Christina.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.