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Frequently Asked Questions - Isla Internships
Learn more about the internships we offer: http://www.isla-serve.org/view-internships-by-sector.html
If you have additional questions regarding an Internship in Uganda visit: www.isla-serve.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations that occur within 45 days of the start of an internship forfeit the deposit. Cancellations that occur outside of the 45-day period receive a 50% refund of the entire invoice unless we are unable to fill the vacated internship, in which case the applicant would forfeit the deposit.
Isla’s internships are specifically developed in response to requests from our local NGO partners. Rather than trying to find a spot to place any interested, paying intern we only place interns with organizations that have clear objectives and a demonstrated need. This limits the number of placements we make in any given year.
About one applicant in three will be accepted into our internship program.
Every program participant is provided with Travel Medical Insurance & Emergency Evacuation Assistance. This service maintains an emergency phone line that is available 24/7. Certificates of insurance are issued before the participant arrives in country. You can read about the specifics of this insurance here. at www.sevencorners.com.
Good news! If you're a student, additional funding may be available through your university. You may combine an Isla scholarship with other university-based and national scholarships to make the cost of your internship next to nothing or at least at a much lower cost. Visit your university's education abroad office to find out more about other scholarships available for internships abroad.
Get started...Apply to Isla's WarrenCampbell International Scholarship here: http://www.isla-serve.org/scholarship-application.html
Isla’s safety approach has been developed by our CEO who has worked to provide for the safety and security of over 300 Peace Corps Volunteers among other safety and security-related activities throughout his career. In general, we seek to reduce risk by integrating participants with the local community and ensuring that our local staff provides the key behavioral and practical safety protocols for our interns.
Key aspects of our health and safety approach include:
- Training interns on safety competencies that include cultural integration, local health and safety concerns and approaches to dealing with the most common safety issues.
- Maintaining an in-country staff with connections to the local communities who are available 24/7.
- Regular check-ins with participants throughout the duration of their program.
- Access to a 24/7 emergency line for health issues requiring emergency care or support.