About UCP Wheels for Humanity
Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCP Wheels) increases access to mobility and improves quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities in developing countries. UCP Wheels’ goal is to make strategic investments in communities that leverage existing capacities and empower local stakeholders. Based on the needs of each region in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or capacity-building programs. These include the provision of appropriately fitted wheelchairs and empowerment programs, as well as advocacy and training initiatives that create sustainable, community-based systems to support long-term change.
UCP Wheels works internationally through direct programming as well as partnerships with local organizations designed to increase access to mobility, improve the lives of people with mobility impairments and advocate for or provide people with disabilities with the tools to live in dignified ways.
This work is centered around the following objectives:
· Improve standards of wheelchair provision internationally
· Promote comprehensive and effective approaches
· Raise awareness of disability needs worldwide
· Grow capacities of local service providers
· Raise awareness of local governments and stakeholders
· Ensure the most marginalized population is served
· Provide health education to clients and families
For more information, please visit www.ucpwheels.org.
The Program Development Intern will assist the UCP Program Department in their day-to-day work administering international programs, conducting research on new initiatives, and providing social media support for the department. UCP Wheels is currently overseeing large-scale USAID-funded programs in Indonesia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, and runs projects in half a dozen other countries on an ongoing basis. The intern will be under the supervision of the Program Associate.
• Conduct research on new funding sources, potential partners, and international health ecosystems
• Provide administrative support to the Program Department
• Provide database and file management support
• Help manage and identify opportunities for international volunteers
• Provide social media support
• Liaise with other departments such as finance, development and communications
• Other duties as assigned
To qualify for the Summer Internship Program, you must meet the following requirements:
• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program
• Minimum grade point average of 3.0
• Demonstrated interest in international relief and development
• Self-motivated and self-directed. Able to work independently and initiate new activities
• Computer skills: expertise in Word, Excel, Power Point required
• Flexible and able to prioritize and multi-task
• Foreign language fluency is a plus, particularly Spanish
• Strong communication skills both verbally and written
• Team player attitude
• Able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week from June to August 2015
Unpaid internship; academic credit is available.
Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Line: Summer Program Development Intern. Applications must be submitted by May 5, 2015.