Uganda, Bundibugyo

Internship

The Serge Uganda internship program contributes to the larger team purpose of testifying–by word and deed—to the gospel of God’s grace to Ugandans in the Fort Portal and Bundibugyo regions of Western Uganda. We value prayer and partnership, investing in emerging Ugandan leadership. We work together to show the compassion of Jesus to the poorest of the poor.

All of this happens through discipleship and training; health outreach; medical care; clean water initiatives; nutrition programs; education; and mobilizing laborers for the harvest.

The team is seeking interns who are flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to be uncomfortable. Interns that thrive in this context have a team mentality, relational focus, heart to share Jesus in word and deed, sense of humor, adventurous spirit, and don’t mind a few creepy crawlies and outside bathrooms!

Experience:

  • relational ministry through interaction with Ugandans and team members,
  • fellowship with Jesus as you serve Him among the poor,
  • shared cooking responsibilities,
  • sharing the love of Jesus in story and action,
  • “real” football with students,
  • praying with the team and the sick and struggling,
  • discipling youth,
  • teaching.

Engage:

  • learn to greet in Lubwisi,
  • enjoy long church services filled with dancing and singing,
  • learn about Ugandan health and nutritional needs,
  • eat Ugandan favorites like g-nut sauce with rice and goat.

Serve in one or more of the following areas:

  • medicine/healthcare professions,
  • youth discipleship, sports outreach, and Bible clubs with community children,
  • children’s programs for the children of long-term missionaries (childcare/teen activities).

Grow and be discipled:

  • interact and work with long-term missionaries,
  • develop skills in areas of interest,
  • participate in weekly team meetings,
  • study the “Gospel-Centered Life” curriculum,
  • go on safari for a time of reflection and fun,
  • develop a broken heart for suffering,
  • experience a new level of growth in your relationship with the Lord.

Where, When, Who, and How Much

  • Bundibugyo, Uganda
  • June 4 – July 31, 2018
  • 19+ years old
  • about $5,000

Application Deadlines

  • Applications for summer 2018 internships are being accepted on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact Danielle Martinelli via email at dmartinelli@serge.org.