Thank you for your interest in the Abaana’s Hope Internship Program. Interns are a vital part of Four Corners’ strategy for impacting the lives of vulnerable children and families in Uganda. God is using servant leaders just like you to help make an eternal difference in the lives of this community.
The Abaana’s Hope internship program with Four Corners was created to provide an opportunity for people to partner with us and help fulfill the mission that has been entrusted to us. This opportunity also gives interns a chance to set themselves apart for at least 30 days to discover who they are and what they are created to do. Please understand that this internship program is competitive because there is limited space for Abaana’s Hope Interns.
Once you submit your application and are approved as an Abaana’s Hope intern, you will pay a $200 deposit to secure your spot as an intern. You will then receive a detailed packet of information on the internship program. We will also add you to a private Facebook group where you can communicate with both current and former interns with Abaana’s Hope.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com with specific questions. Internship sessions begin in January, June and September. The programs typically last no less than 30 days and no more than 6 months. What will we do?
The majority of your time will revolve around participating in the ministries and outreach that Abaana’s Hope has already established. Each intern will be assigned to at least one ministry that fits their talents, but everyone will also be involved with all aspects of Abaana’s Hope by the end of their time in Uganda.
The Abaana’s Hope outreach includes, but is not limited to:
- Construction of the Comprehensive Village
- Abaana’s Hope Medical Clinic and Pharmacy assistance
- Agriculture Projects – planting/harvesting of crops
- Abaana’s Hope Women’s Programs – Life Beads and Women’s Refuge Center
- Abaana’s Hope Children’s Outreach – Coordinating with teams with VBS-based curriculum and also caring for workers’ children
- Home visits of children in our sponsorship program
- Administration and organization at Abaana’s Hope
- Team preparations and planning (for short term teams)
****Part of your responsibilities will also include helping with hospitality, which includes serving as well as helping to facilitate short-term teams while they are at Abaana’s Hope. We desire to foster an atmosphere where you are encouraged to experience more of the love of the Father in your own life through worship, bible study and encouragement. We have seen many people leave with a passion to discover the unique purpose that God has for their lives.
The estimated fee for a 30-day internship is $4,300 and the estimated fee for a 60-day internship is $5,200. Typical internships may from 30 days to 90 days. Longer internships are also available upon approval. Your internship fees are not “rental fees.” They are donations to Four Corners to expand the outreach and general ministry of Abaana’s Hope.
Fees also cover the following expenses:
- Round trip plane ticket
- Accommodations – housing shared with roommates at the home of a FCM family
- Internship/Staff Meal Plan
- Safe Drinking water – bring a reusable bottle
- Ugandan Staff Expenses (Salaries, Food, etc.)
- Maintenance and Utility/Fuel Expenses
- Vehicle Expenses/Fuel/Insurance/Maintenance
- Compound Security
- Administration fees
Additional expenses you should budget for that ARE NOT included in your internship fee:
- Vaccinations for traveling to Uganda. If done early these vaccinations are cheaper, but if you decide to wait until the last minute, they will be upwards of $600.
- Malaria Medicine – The price of the medicine varies with different prescriptions. These can range from $5 to $15 a week.
- Additional Snacks and Meals while away from Abaana’s Hope: A basic Western type meal and soda will cost approximately 20,000 shillings ($8). Your fees will automatically cover at least one meal with the group at a restaurant each week. Any extra outings will be at the individual’s expense. This expense will obviously depend upon how often you choose to eat out and what you eat. There are different grocery stores that have a variety of snacks. Most Western type snacks are more expensive than African distributed foods. Previous interns have spent $20-$30 per month on extra snacks. Again, this will vary from person to person.
- Souvenirs- This expense will depend completely on how much and what you buy. Former team members have spent between $50 and $300.
Please take a moment to download and complete the application packet provided and email the completed packet, along with a current photo, resume and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Your application will be reviewed by our Abaana’s Hope staff and someone will be in touch with you soon.
Thanks again for your willingness to serve the Abaana’s Hope Community. If you have any questions please contact Kimberly Barbrey at email@example.com.