Community Service, Entrepreneurship, Field Work, Research
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
Agro-Tourism Association (ATA) About: Agro-Tourism Association is an agriculture and tourism development company that offers a wide range of services in agribusiness value chain analysis and development; institutional development; agronomic principles and practices; research; strategic plan development; monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, business plan development and business management services. All its services are designed to enhance the capacity of farmers to engage in farming as a profitable business.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
Agro-Tourism Business Development: ATA has established an agro-tourism center with demonstration gardens for crops and livestock. They have also established accommodation facilities and relaxation gardens to enable travelers and learners ample time to spend at the center. In this project, IIP interns will be in charge of managing various departments, developing business plans and trainings, creating marketing strategies, and any other related responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.
Farming of Sorghum, Maize, Rice and Cassava: ATA is also engaged in the farming of sorghum, maize, rice, and cassava. ATA’s partner company, comprised of 5,000 small farms in Eastern Uganda, trains farmers in aspects of business, provides farmers with agro-inputs, and purchases and markets produce from their small farms. IIP interns on this project will be responsible for farmer training and mobilization, development of training documents, and creation and implementation of marketing strategies.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in agriculture, business, tourism, environmental studies, management and related interests are encouraged to apply.