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MUII-plus Internship call for People With Disabilites (PWDs) 2017
Immunity Research and Training
Persons with disability New Graduate Internship
Our vision is African Institutions and African scientists leading Infection and Immunity research
which is relevant to Africa and which has a transformative impact on African Health.
Our goal is to realise this vision through a Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity
research in Uganda.
MUII-plus, through its internship programme, received funds from the Wellcome Trust to support
two PWDs young new graduates for a period of six months, with allowances. The career
training opportunities will enable disabled new graduates to initiate a career in science and or
In Uganda and the world at large, qualified disabled people have failed to get employed partly
because they have no job-experience. The internship programme is therefore intended to place
disabled young graduates in employment circles so that they acquire job-experience and work related
dynamics for a period of six months so as to gain the ability to compete in the wider job
market. In addition, it is intended to give the employers the opportunity to observe the
effectiveness and productivity of disabled graduates in the workplace.
MUII-Plus will work with disabled agencies/organisations to accord the disabled interns with basic
support during the internship period. MUII-plus will work with disabled agencies to identify
suitable PWD interns, share supervision and mentor ship between MUII-plus and disabled
interns and support assistance, and provide simple additional facilities, if required, with
support from disabled agencies/organizations.
Candidates should submit their applications using the forms provided on the website together
with their Curriculum Vitae and a letter from the student’s University or equivalent parent institution
explaining the need for attachment if the attachment is a required part of the course of study. A
letter is only required from those still at the University/Institution. Further inquiries may be
directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: August 31st, 2017