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IIP-Ashinaga (U)
Nansana, Uganda; Wakiso, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Program Description:
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Ashinaga is a Japan-based international NGO which provides educational and emotional support to students who have lost one or both parents. The organization is funded solely by contributions from private individuals and companies, all of which are anonymous.

Ashinaga Uganda was Ashinaga’s first international office. Registered in 2001, the organization consists of a Rainbow House community facility to support orphaned children and local youth, as well as a Kokoro-Juku, a dormitory and education facility for students from Sub-Saharan Africa selected to join the Ashinaga Africa Initiative.

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) is Ashinaga’s flagship project in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its mission is to contribute to the region’s development by providing orphaned students with the education, network, and opportunities necessary to become leaders in their home countries. We invest in students who want to study internationally and then return home to make a positive difference in their country and community.
Our services include financing for an undergraduate education abroad, support for completing school applications, mentoring, and career guidance.

Intern Responsibilities:
The Ashinaga Africa Initiative will welcome 30 selected scholars from over 25 different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to our leadership program in Kampala, Uganda, to receive academic training in their studies of interest, as well as assistance applying to universities around the world. Through education, Ashinaga hopes to empower its students to make the change that they wish to see in their communities, countries, and Africa as a whole. These students have all lost one or both parents, and have been specifically chosen due to their academic ability, financial need, and potential for leadership.

Students attend a Study Camp (June - December), which focuses on academic improvement, as well as university applications. We are looking for a range of interns to support these students in IELTS and SAT exam preparation, essay writing, mathematics, and subject-specific studies. Interns will work in teams; teaching will enhance interns' problem-solving skills and provide them with an opportunity to build upon and solidify their own skills, such as designing experiments, explaining concepts clearly, and expanding upon topics learned earlier in university. Students then return in May for Preparation Camp (May - June).  Intern responsibilities will be more focused on preparing scholars for life at university in another culture.

Interns responsibilities include:
• Teaching in a classroom setting of five to thirty students
• Creating, in collaboration with other interns, an academic program catered to the students’ needs
• Advising the students about their options of universities abroad, and guide them through the application process
• Formulate an engaging extra-curricular program to encourage bonding amongst the students and the self-confidence for leadership
• Conducting essential research, where necessary, related to the students university applications or to other integral aspects of the AAI Program

  • Possess a student-focused approach and a willingness to adapt teaching materials and methods
  • Flexible and able to work in dynamic and new environments (both in and out of the classroom)
  • Collaborate with individuals with cultural differences and beliefs
  • Basic Portuguese, Japanese or French preferred but not essential
  • Fluent French speakers needed to support francophone students during the preparation camp between May and June
  • Tutoring and/or teaching and working with disadvantaged students or those from a background different to one’s own
  • Experience with IELTS or the SAT preferred
Must be able to participate one of the period below
  • Preparation Camp (April 26th - June 29th)
  • Study Camp Cohort 1 (June 2nd - August 30th)
  • Study Camp Cohort 2 (August 23rd - December 7th)


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