Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is a Public Health Institute One of the constituent institutes under the Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO) UNHRO is an organisation under the Ministry of Health, Uganda. UVRI is committed to providing training in practical skills in accordance with the Uganda Public Service Standing Orders 2010, to enhance employability skills of graduates from training Institutions.
Internship programme at UVRI
This programme runs throughout the year with a peak period from June to August. UVRI offers internship for a maximum period of up to three months. UVRI offers training to Scientists at different levels of their careers as well as undergraduates and school leavers. At both National and International level.
The UVRI training Committee
The internship programme is coordinated by a training committee. All UVRI training Programmes are represented on this committee.
How to apply
Fill a standard application form Attach a letter from the University Attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Students eligible for attachment
Senior six leavers Undergraduates New graduates Postgraduates
Selection committee-based on slots available Award of attachment letters
Scholarships25 Scholarships worth UGX 150,000 are available for the June to August students to compete for by:
-Writing a good essay on reasons for doing internship at UVRI and-a Curriculum Vitae.
Done on the reporting day in June, every year. All the students are officially welcomed to UVRI. They listen to different speakers who help to orient them with what happens at UVRI. Students take the Official Oath and Oath of Secrecy in line with Uganda Public Service Standing Orders-2010.
Group photo. Induction day, 2011
Facilitators and students, having lunch. Induction day, 2012
End of Internship/student competition
Students give a presentation on their selected topic Students present to a team of selected adjudicators Students write and submit a report to the training committee at the end of the internship