HIV/AIDS Projects in Uganda

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, 7-12 Month


Throughout the year


Throughout the year


Participants should have some background in medicine, pharmacy, public health, or social work.

Intern Types

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sustainable Development
  • Women's Studies


  • English

Cost in US$:

Starting at USD 1,125 for four weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

* Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Entebbe and given a ride to Iganga where the projects are based

* In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a one to two day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Uganda, registration with local authorities, using transportation, and the culture of Uganda

* In-country Staff Support: ELI's Uganda coordinator has years of experience working with Ugandan NGOs and international volunteers. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

* Accommodations: Participants stay with a local host family and experience day to day Ugandan family life.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Public Policy
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Women
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and older

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Written Application