The government of Lesotho’s Ministry of Social Development aims to make essential services accessible to all its citizens.
The Community Development Outreach intern will assist in implementing a number of the Ministry’s social programs.
Some potential tasks and projects include:
- Helping with organizing and participating in public gatherings, awareness campaigns, and public events
- Accompanying and observing professional staff on site visits to provide support to people with disabilities, elderly people, and underprivileged children
- Helping to represent the Ministry in post-primary schools and stakeholders meetings
- Posting photos, video, and other media to website, developing Ministry’s social media presence and newsletter
- Contributing to identification and development of innovative strategies to provide social services
- Documenting impacts of Ministry’s activities
- Other ad hoc administrative tasks, as needed
This internship requires enrollment in the Worldwide Internship Program, which includes an online international internship course. Students in the program will need to pay a study abroad fee based on residency. See the academics and costs tabs for more information.
- Continuing UW-Madison student, sophomore status or higher
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
- Openness to other cultures and ways of doing things
- Resiliency & high level of maturity and ability to thrive in new and sometimes difficult situations
- Positive attitude
- Social media and web marketing experience
- Interest in the region & culture of internship location
- Willingness to work in a team environment
- Public speaking skills
- Willingness to serve disadvantaged and vulnerable populations
- Ability to adjust to rural life
We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally, in this program, you can:
- Learn to foster community engagement through the Ministry of Social Development’s initiatives, including poverty eradication, community development, and outreach
- Acquire valuable work experience and work ethics while working independently and as part of a team
- Learn to work within a team and communicate effectively with colleagues and across a range of platforms, including social media
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
UW Study Abroad is committed to providing quality study abroad and domestic study away programs for every UW-Madison student. We work strategically to identify, address, and remove barriers that may prevent participation and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students. Our staff actively engages with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and prioritizes the continuous development of our knowledge and cultural competence. We also recognize the importance of increasing access to study abroad for historically underrepresented student populations. We are committed to diversity and inclusion so that every student can engage with and understand their identity through a new lens and continue to develop and make progress on their personal, professional, and academic goals.
IIP Cultivated for UW Students
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior
- 2.5 cumulative GPA
WIP ONLINE COURSE ENROLLMENT
8-12 weeks from May-August. Exact dates to be decided between the organization and the intern.
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