Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Save the Mothers seeks intern to work in Uganda

Save the Mothers is the global leader in reducing the numbers of
mothers dying in Childbirth. The program offers a Masters Level Public
Health degree in Maternal Health that is currently administered by Uganda
Christian University in Mukono, Uganda.


This person will have completed an undergraduate degree (specialty not
required) and have some experience in a work setting. They will be
people-oriented with a willingness to work and learn in a cross-cultural
environment. The appropriate person will have a strong
interest in health issues in the developing world (and preferably
maternal/child health). The successful candidate will respect the values
and beliefs held by both the Save the Mothers program and the Uganda
Christian University.


The STM intern will report directly to the STM executive director but will
work closely with the STM academic director and administrative

The appropriate candidate will have a strong mastery of Word, Excel,
Powerpoint and the use of email/internet searches. Other appropriate
computer programs would be helpful (eg SPSS or EPI info).


The intern will be on site in Uganda as of September 8, 2012 until May 15,
2013 (or later). Interns are free to return home during the month of
December if they wish (at their own cost).

They will be responsible for:

a) ensuring that all audiovisual and technical requirements for the STM
classes are in place at the beginning of each class.
b) They will attempt to record and edit lectures given during the
STM classes/modules (using supplied technology)
c) Will be a liaison for the STM students and assist with the
students' acquisition of teaching resources including class notes,
assistance with basic computer access/problems
d) The intern will organize class notes into permanent records for STM
e) Special research assignments may be given to the intern and they will
be expected to carry out internet searches to garner the
appropriate information/scientific papers.
f) Assist in any special activities that are held by the STM
program including outreaches to the community/church/hospitals
g) Any other appropriate tasks as deemed by the executive director

The STM intern will be free to join any STM teaching session or
activity that may benefit their personal knowledge or experience.
This includes field trips to the community for sensitization.


The STM intern will be housed for the majority of the year in the STM
dedicated building (called Mirembe). This facility includes private
rooms upstairs with an adjoining bathroom (which on occasions will be
shared). Mirembe building has a small kitchen with fridge and
microwave and a comfortable lounge with access to wireless internet, a TV
and DVD player. There is good security in the building. When the Ugandan
STM students are in session, it may be advisable for the STM intern to be
moved to another facility (this has been the practice in the past with good
success-in order to preserve the privacy of the intern as well as to enable
the students to maximize their opportunity to stay in the building.)


Save the Mothers international will support the intern with a $2000
stipend to be put towards their airfare or whatever is deemed

Estimated costs for the STM intern:

Health insurance--$500
Accommodation-no charge while in Mirembe (alternate housing is about $100
per month-estimate 3 months of off-Mirembe housing therefore $300)
Food-depends on your tastes-can probably manage at $10/day
Other incidentals--$200 per month


Please send your CV and a short essay (500 words) stating why you
would like to become the Save the Mothers intern to Dr Jean
Chamberlain Froese In your CV include your
full name and contact information including email, snail mail,
telephone number and emergency contact information. You should
include 2 references (including their contacts and state your
relationship to them) with your CV. No other formal application is

Deadline for application is June 1, 2012. Interviews will be offered to
eligible candidates.

Please see for more information about Save the

Here is what the STM interns have had this to say about their
experience in the STM program:

"This has been life-changing. I've gained invaluable experience about
maternal health, country development and Ugandan culture. I couldn't
imagine spending a year in Africa doing anything else." Ashley
Wallace (STM intern 2009/10)

"Working with Save the Mothers has given me knowledge and experience, both
in maternal health and working in a developing country, beyond
what I could have imagined. This internship with STM has been the
opportunity of a lifetime." Laura Cranna (STM intern 2010/2011)

Contact Us

Save the Mothers
27 Legend Crt.
PO Box 10126
Ancaster, ON
Canada L9K 1P3

905-928-7283 (SAVE)

Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor
of many others. Blog Website

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