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PWDs Internship Call

The Makerere University – UVRI Centre of Excellence for Infection and Immunity Research and Training (MUII-plus)

Disabled 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.

In collaboration with Action on Disability and Development International - Uganda Programme
(ADD), MUII-plus, through its internship programme, received funding through AESA (Alliance for
Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa) to support two PWDs 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 research support.

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 workrelated
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 collaborate with ADD to identify suitable
disabled interns, share supervision and mentorship 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 enquiries may be
directed to or

DEADLINE: August 31st, 2018
Posted 27th, August 2018