The Ministry offers an opportunity to University Students to undertake internship training for a period of Two (02) months annually.During the period of industrial training, students are attached to different departments within the Ministry and supervised by Technical Government Officials with knowledge of the Social Development Sector. Industrail training under the Ministry is drawn to Section j-f of the Uganda Government Standing Orders and Circular Standing Instruction No.3 of 2011, relating to Internship Placements in the Public Service. All placements are applied through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.


The main objective of the UGVS is to create employment avenues for young graduates while building the capacity of national institutions, private sector and other key partners to mainstream youth employment into their work places. The Scheme will utilize volunteerism as an avenue for youth’s contribution to societal development challenges and a pathway to providing the youth with the soft skills required to be employable or to create employment for themselves. Volunteers will be employed in various public and private institutions which are partnering with the Scheme. They will also be provided with a full-on job package that includes coaching, mentorship, role models to guide them along their career path even after the programme.

(i) develop the ideas into comprehensive business proposals,

(ii) strengthen their business skills through entrepreneurship training,

(iii) gain access to financing to start up or improve their businesses, and

(iv) acquire support with coaching and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs to help the volunteers from start up through to building their own successful enterprises.