Why was the Campus Intern Initiative (CII) created?
FRO recognizes that while university students may have the desire to raise awareness about important causes, their academics, part-time work, and on-campus activities can make it difficult for students to intern intensively in a professional setting. The CII was created in March 2013 to give students the opportunity to work with an African NGO in a meaningful, but not time-consuming manner.
What is expected of me as a Campus Intern?
The expectations are simple: you must complete a minimum of two (2) advocacy/outreach initiatives and two (2) fundraising effort per semester.
Additionally, you are also expected to schedule a monthly skype meeting with the International Advocacy Coordinator. During this conversation, you should be prepared to update the IAC on your advocacy and fundraising efforts.
What can I expect in return for my work as a Campus Intern?
For every semester during which you successfully complete the minimum requirements for a Campus Intern as described above, you will enjoy the following benefits:
- A “Certificate of Participation” you can add to your portfolio.
- Your inclusion on our website as an outstanding Campus Intern.
- The ability to use the IAC as a reference for future job or university applications.
- An invitation to intern onsite with FRO in Uganda.
What types of advocacy/outreach initiatives and fundraising efforts should I do?
Advocacy efforts can be as simple as passing out flyers which highlight the work of FRO, the conflict in Northern Uganda, or the experiences of former child soldiers.
Similarly, fundraising could include the conventional bake sale or car wash. Remember, even $100 can be the difference between a family reaching economic sustainability and continuing generation after generation in poverty. No amount of money and no idea is too small to create real change.
How do I apply to become a Campus Intern?
Send a letter of motivation and your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org