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Located in the village of Bumwalukani, our Arlington Junior School (AJS) provides a quality primary school education to 350 children. Our rigorous, traditional curriculum in English (Uganda’s official language) emphasizes science, social studies, reading, and math. Our Ugandan teachers encourage participation, debate, critical thinking, and self-expression. In addition, students learn music, dance, drama, agriculture, domestic care, ecology, sports, and handicrafts.

AJS delivers not only hope for a better future but also results. For 13 consecutive years, 100% of AJS students have passed the Primary Leaving Exam (PLE), the national exam taken by all Ugandan students at the end of primary school. As a result, every AJS student has advanced to secondary school – a striking contrast to other local children.

aah staff in front of aah library

Careers & Internships

We are always excited to add new people to our team on a temporary or permanent basis!  See below for information on current career and internship opportunities.

An internship with AAH provides dedicated individuals the opportunity to get involved in international development. With internships available at both our clinics and our school, we seek individuals with experience in a wide range of fields. Interns will gain insight on the operations of an international non-profit organization, be immersed in a new language and culture, work with skilled staff, and have opportunities to explore Uganda during free time. Interns ideally will stay on site with us in Uganda for at least three months. We welcome anyone interested in education, health, and international development to contact us about our internships.

Health Interns: Health interns work directly with patients under clinic staff supervision. Daily activities will vary with the applicant’s personal experience and interest. Ideally, AAH looks for those interested in nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious diseases, midwifery, pediatrics, and public health.

Interns interested in public health will have the opportunity to work with the Beatrice Tierney Health Center as a part of the non-medical staff assisting with community health education in areas of HIV, infectious diseases, health and sanitation, reproductive and maternal health, family planning, and nutrition. Public health interns have a unique opportunity to design and implement multi-disciplinary educational programs that can demonstrate how these areas impact the functioning of the entire community, including economic, educational, political, and social implications.

Education Interns: Education volunteers can do a variety of tasks depending on their specific knowledge, their teaching qualifications, and their preference for large or small groups. For example, interns can teach or mentor in academic subjects to either classes or individual students, provide teacher training, assist in the holiday program over school breaks, run workshops, and much more at Arlington Junior School or the primary schools in our Outreach Program.

Currently, no positions are available with AAH. Keep checking back!

Careers & Internships

We are always excited to add new people to our team on a temporary or permanent basis!  See below for information on current career and internship opportunities.

Careers

Currently, no positions are available with AAH.  Keep checking back!

Internships

An internship with AAH provides dedicated individuals the opportunity to get involved in international development. With internships available at both our clinics and our school, we seek individuals with experience in a wide range of fields. Interns will gain insight on the operations of an international non-profit organization, be immersed in a new language and culture, work with skilled staff, and have opportunities to explore Uganda during free time. Interns ideally will stay on site with us in Uganda for at least three months. We welcome anyone interested in education, health, and international development to contact us about our internships at info@aahuganda.org.

Health Interns: Health interns work directly with patients under clinic staff supervision. Daily activities will vary with the applicant’s personal experience and interest. Ideally, AAH looks for those interested in nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, infectious diseases, midwifery, pediatrics, and public health.

Interns interested in public health will have the opportunity to work with the Beatrice Tierney Health Center as a part of the non-medical staff assisting with community health education in areas of HIV, infectious diseases, health and sanitation, reproductive and maternal health, family planning, and nutrition. Public health interns have a unique opportunity to design and implement multi-disciplinary educational programs that can demonstrate how these areas impact the functioning of the entire community, including economic, educational, political, and social implications.

Education Interns: Education volunteers can do a variety of tasks depending on their specific knowledge, their teaching qualifications, and their preference for large or small groups. For example, interns can teach or mentor in academic subjects to either classes or individual students, provide teacher training, assist in the holiday program over school breaks, run workshops, and much more at Arlington Junior School or the primary schools in our Outreach Program.

AJS is truly transformative in the community - not just for the students, but for the community as a whole.

Morven
Sponsor, volunteer

Located in the village of Bumwalukani, our Arlington Junior School (AJS) provides a quality primary school education to 350 children. Our rigorous, traditional curriculum in English (Uganda’s official language) emphasizes science, social studies, reading, and math. Our Ugandan teachers encourage participation, debate, critical thinking, and self-expression. In addition, students learn music, dance, drama, agriculture, domestic care, ecology, sports, and handicrafts.

AJS delivers not only hope for a better future but also results. For 13 consecutive years, 100% of AJS students have passed the Primary Leaving Exam (PLE), the national exam taken by all Ugandan students at the end of primary school. As a result, every AJS student has advanced to secondary school – a striking contrast to other local children.

Teacher in clasroom at Arlington Academy of Hope

Features of Our Model School

Daily Meals

Many students come to school hungry, which makes learning nearly impossible. With a free and daily mid-morning snack and lunch, AJS nourishes children so they can be successful students.

Dedicated Teachers

AJS’s staff of Ugandan teachers is well-trained and dedicated to their students and teaching. They give up modern conveniences of city life to live in this remote mountain village.

Uniforms

Each year, students receive a school uniform and athletic wear. AJS uniforms inspire school pride and build self-esteem among children who otherwise would attend school in tattered clothing.

Books and School Supplies

AJS classrooms and library shelves are stocked with curriculum textbooks and a wide range of fiction and non-fiction materials. We strive to maintain a ratio of one textbook for every two students or better.

Reading Challenge

Each year, AJS holds its Reading Challenge program with its sister school Arlington Traditional School in Arlington, Virginia. Students receive colorful booklets, materials, and a theme-based educational challenge. The Reading Challenge engenders an enthusiastic reading culture, and our focus on literacy nurtures lifelong readers.

Debates, Music, Dance and Drama

Each year, AJS students participate in debate and music/dance/drama competitions.  Students take part in debate competitions against local primary schools who participate in the AAH Outreach Program.  Music, dance, and drama competitions start at the local level and winning teams – like AJS! – can advance to competitions at the regional and national level.

Field Trips

Each year every class takes a field trip to nearby urban centers to expose them to broaden their horizons. For many, AJS field trips are the first and only times they leave the village.

Library, Computer Lab and Sports Field

The AJS library contains a computer lab for kids to dive into the expanding world of computers. AJS also has a sports field where students can practice and play.

Student Sponsorship

One of the highlights of the school year is the arrival of a big bundle of sponsor letters three times a year. Almost all AJS students are sponsored by a supporter located in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world. In addition to critical financial support, sponsors provide personal attention and moral encouragement by exchanging letters and photos three times a year. Consider becoming a sponsor today!

Watch the video below for a glimpse of an AJS morning assembly.
(Video courtesy of Tasia Fauntleroy)

AJS is truly transformative in the community - not just for the students, but for the community as a whole.

Morven
Sponsor, volunteer