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Finance & Accounting Intern

Ideas Workshop is a discipleship/skills training ministry of Mission Venture, Uganda. We currently train young men in metal fabrication and carpentry. We hope to add machining in the future to our 7-month annual training program. We have a Ugandan staff of 8 people who help run the workshop and do the training. Three ex-pat volunteers also participate in the workshop. We seek to pass on enough skill and business sense that most of our trainees can go out and set up a small shop to enable them to make money to live on or at least supplement their income. We have been in operation since 2014. We have two workshop sites, Buwambo (20km north of Kampala) and Kajansi (10 km south of Kampala). Our administration function is at the Buwambo site where we have a Ugandan accounting student working part-time under supervision. We are currently using Google sheets for our bookkeeping but are shifting in 2021 to Quick Books.

Interns coming should be honest, hard-working, and morally upright. Volunteers are held up as examples of faith and should exemplify good character. Interns should know their Bible and be able to articulate their testimony, as well as be prepared to lead a Bible study and actively engage in discipleship efforts. *Male interns only
Interns coming would have the opportunity to interact with local male Ugandans who are on our staff and with trainees who are learning welding and carpentry skills. We also teach Bible/discipleship lessons regularly to both staff and trainees. Interns will be able to share their faith openly with all in Ideas Workshop. 5 days a week they would be at the workshop sites interacting with young men. It is our desire the Ugandans would see faith lived out in a training and business setting of our workshop. We wish to teach a good work ethic, honesty, discipline, and skill from which they can make money for the future. Timeframe: 1-3 months
Sign language would be useful but not necessary
Interns will live in Kampala, traveling daily to the workshop or living at the workshop with a local Ugandan family. Being 50 miles north of the equator means the weather is moderate most of the year. We have rainy season and dry season but it never gets cold.
Rural area in a set up workshop.
Uganda, Africa