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Join us from anywhere in the world and make a difference in the lives of young mothers

2023 Summer Virtual Volunteer/Internship Overview

One of the most lasting ways you can gain international work experience and make a difference in the lives of young African mothers and their children is to take a virtual volunteer or internship with us. Every year, we have virtual volunteers and interns from universities around the world working towards gender equality and equal access to education in Uganda, Africa.

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  • Virtual Volunteer/Internship Process

    1. ApplyPress the "Apply" button below this page, fill out our short application form, and submit your resume or CV. Our team member will be in touch to schedule an interview.
    2. InterviewCome prepared to talk about your previous professional experience, goals, and motivations. This is your chance to show us why you would be a good candidate for our organization.
    3. ConfirmationAfter your interview, you will be informed within 3 business days if you have been accepted into the program.

  • Virtual Volunteer/Internship Duration

    We ask that virtual interns work for a minimum of four weeks, working at least 10 hours per week. This way, you're able to make a lasting impact on Mwache Shuleni and the lives of young African mothers and their children. The maximum duration that virtual interns/volunteers can stay is 13 weeks, which is the duration of school semesters in Uganda.

  • Virtual Volunteer/Internship Eligibility

    ● You are 18 years of age or older at the time of application.● Recently graduated or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university● Demonstrated written and verbal English language skills

  • Virtual Volunteer/Internship Duties

    Get involved by coming over! Throughout the year, we’re supported by volunteers and interns from around the world who come for at least four weeks to work on a specific task or project. Are you over the age of 18, a graduate, or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university? Click HERE to get the available virtual role.

  • Virtual Volunteer/Internship Benefits

    ● No fees, making it affordable.
    ● Gain international work experience.
    ● Grow your professional network
    ● No restriction on locations
    ● International Volunteer Certificate
    ● Internship supervisor report for credits
    ● Flexible work hours
    ● Recommendation for future employment

  • Virtual Volunteer/Internship Dates

    We have set virtual internship months based on the 2023 Ugandan school calendar:
    ● January through April● May through August● September through December

Ask a Personal experience from past Virtual Interns of 2022


Hailey Richard

Carleton University, Canada


Julia Owensby

Georgia Southern University, USA


Reuben Nashali

Carleton University, Canada


Maia Fluery

University of Paris, France


Jess Clow

Carleton University, Canada


Maimouna Ba

Wright State University, USA


Belenie Dimaranan

Carleton University, Canada


Celine Gauge

Penn State University, USA


Sevane Paroyan

Carleton University, Canada



University of Auckland, News Zealand


Deborah Oladele

Carleton University, Canada


Judith Alessandra

Monterrey Institute of Technology Mexico


If your virtual volunteer/internship question is not answered below, feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you shortly!

  • Why was Mwache Shuleni virtual program created?

    We created the virtual internship program for three main reasons;

    As education advocates: We wanted to reduce the cost of internships by enabling any student to put classroom knowledge into practice from anywhere, anytime, and for less.

    As a Nonprofit organization: We couldn't hire paid staff yet always needed the right people for the job. Our interns not only work hard but are also not paid. They are the ones who make our great work possible.

    Peer-led solutions: We wanted to involve young people in crafting solutions to their challenges. We believe students understand the challenges surrounding them better than anyone else.

  • Is there a volunteer/internship program fee?

    No, there are no fees required to take an on-site internship with us. However, interns will contribute to their living expenses in Uganda, especially food. Housing, water, and electricity will be provided.

  • Is a virtual volunteer/internship paid?

    As with many internships, the vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

  • What will be my virtual internship or volunteer duties?

    There are currently 2 roles under the virtual volunteer/internship program. These roles were created as a recommendation from a report by students from the University of Adelaide and the University of Sydney during their group marketing internship with Mwache Shuleni.
    1. Fundraising Assistant: The goal is to raise funds to provide young mothers and their children with an education to enable them to build better lives.
    Duties of a Fundraising Assistant:● Collaborate with Mwache Shuleni's Donor Relations Manager to:● Set up the fundraising campaign using the platforms available.● Determine a realistic target.● Identify the fundraising platform.● Communicate the fundraising cause clearly to donors.● Spread the word about the campaign.● Accept donations on behalf of Mwache Shuleni.● Update donors on the fundraising campaign's progress.● Withdraw and transfer donations to Mwache Shuleni.

    2. Local volunteer/intern coordinator: The goal is to completely solve Mwache Shuleni's lack of exposure at the global level. Let the world understand the current problems in Uganda and convert the traffic we get into human and financial support.
    Duties of a Local volunteer/intern coordinator:
    1. Conduct research, particularly at the university or college where you are enrolled, to identify students who might be interested in a volunteer experience in Uganda using various methods (e-mail, social media, etc.).2. Disseminate information about volunteering and interning, with Mwache Shuleni as an example of our internship and volunteer program being 100% free.3. Organize virtual interviews with potential volunteers and interns to see if their skills match what MSF is looking for.4. Serve as the point of contact in the area where internship or volunteer opportunities are advertised.5. Ensure the purpose of the organization and its actions are clearly communicated.

  • How long will my virtual internship or volunteer last?

    Your virtual internship will last a minimum of 4 weeks. But we strongly recommend 8 weeks and above. A virtual volunteer/internship can be extended at the discretion of the intern. The virtual volunteer/internship time commitment will vary based on the schedule agreed upon with you as well as your personal internship goals. But in most cases, we require a minimum of 10 hours per week.

  • Do I need to be a student to participate?

    No, both students currently at university and those who recently completed an undergraduate degree from a university can participate. You must be 18 years of age or older, and there is no upper age limit.

  • How will time difference impact on my internship ?

    Navigating the time difference is one of the skills developed through a virtual international internship. It is up to the intern to work out a schedule that works for them.

  • Can I get academic credit?

    Yes. We ask that applicants seeking credit for academic studies supply all of the necessary documentation with their application. Our team will liaise with representatives from your university or college, if required, to ensure that all of the necessary academic documentation is completed and satisfactory.

  • Do I need to be an English speaker?

    You will need sufficient English skills to be able to perform your duties and benefit from the program. You will limit your learning and opportunities if you do not have sufficient English. We advise applicants with limited English to complete English language studies prior to the internship's commencement.

  • How will I communicate with the Organization?

    Interns will be in regular contact with the organization via email, phone, and video conference tools such as Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other similar tools.

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