Thank you for your interest in completing your internship and/or working in Uganda in Summer 2018!

Quick Facts About Uganda

·      CAPITAL:  Kampala

·      POPULATION:  39.03 million (World Bank, 2015)

·      OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:  English, Luganda, & Swahili.  English is the official national language, taught in schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts.

·      TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:  Yes, purchased at Entebbe Airport when going through customs

·      VACCINATIONS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY:  Yellow Fever (see vaccination section below for additional vaccination information)


Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds.  Uganda has substantial natural resources. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing more than one-third of the work force. Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues. Uganda’s economy remains predominantly agricultural with a small industrial sector.

Uganda has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing populations in the world; its total fertility rate is among the world’s highest at 5.8 children per woman.  Unchecked, population increase will further strain the availability of arable land and natural resources and overwhelm the country’s limited means for providing food, employment, education, health care, housing, and basic services.

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