1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
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: IIP interns will work on the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI), a project aimed to contribute towards the development of Sub-Saharan Africa by providing orphaned students with the education, network, and opportunities necessary to become leaders in their home countries. The Ashinaga Uganda Kokoro-Juku serves as the core of AAI, hosting students from 20 Sub-Saharan countries for Study Camp: an intensive 6-month academic program focused on preparing and supporting students for university abroad. IIP interns provide academic tutoring in a range of subjects to high school graduates, based on their own knowledge, mentor the students on the university application process, and prepare the students for standardized testing. This summer IIP interns will contribute to one or more of the following projects:
Studying overseas program / Prep course- IIP interns on this project will help prepare high school graduate students to apply for prestigious colleges in US or UK or Japan through SAT / IELTs/ essay writing tutoring. Responsibilities also include planning syllabi for students in order for them to be well prepared for studying in different countries.
Studying overseas program / Preparing for now life abroad- IIP interns help students understand culture difference between their home and destination country, develop social awareness and improve their computer skills.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in education, the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities and social work are encouraged to apply.