Best Undergraduate Internship Placement Companies in Uganda 2019


Due to the many requests we received from students about their internship or Industrial training placements, we have decided to make a detailed list of various companies accepting Industrial training and internship applications from Ugandan undergraduates. 

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Please note that the companies currently accepting industrial training application can also be found in the internships/industrial training category on our website.

It is always advisable to take your internship very serious. There is nothing as amazing as doing your Internship in a very good place. As a matter of fact, when you do your internship in a good place you tend to learn more and get retained sometimes by the same organization.

Review the list and choose what’s best for you.

Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Courses

  • Air, Water & Earth Engineers
  • Atacama Consultants
  • Cementers Uganda Limited
  • District Engineering Teams
  • DOTT Services
  • Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
  • Eskom Uganda Limited
  • Excel Construction Ltd
  • Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
  • Ministry of Water and Environment
  • Ministry of Works and Transport
  • Mott McDonald
  • National Environment Management Authority of Uganda (NEMA)
  • National Forestry Authority
  • National Housing and Construction Company
  • National Water & Sewage Corporation (NWSC)
  • PEC (Professional Engineering Consultants)
  • Petrol Stations Such as Total, Shell, Oryx, PetrolCity, Hass Uganda
  • ROKO Construction Ltd
  • Sogea Satom
  • Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)
  • Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
  • Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
  • UMEME Limited

Oil and Gas courses

  • Oxygas Uganda
  • Total M&S Uganda
  • Vivo Energy Uganda
  • Ola Energy Uganda
  • Hass Petroleum Uganda Limited
  • Maestro Oil and Gas Solutions (MOGAS)
  • Hared Petroleum Company Limited
  • KenolKobil Uganda Limited
  • Tullow Oil
  • Total E&P Uganda
  • Uganda National Oil Company
  • Uganda Refinery Holding Company
  • Uganda National Pipeline Company
  • Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium
  • J&H Internationals Group Uganda
  • Delta Petroleum Uganda Limited
  • Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Development 

Biomedical sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Related Courses.

  • AAR Healthcare Uganda
  • Abacus Parenteral Drugs Limited
  • Cipla Quality Chemicals (CQC)
  • District Referral Hospitals Such as Jinja Hospital, Mityana Hospital
  • Infectious Diseases institute (IDI)
  • International Medical Center Clinics
  • JMS (Joint Medical Stores)
  • Kampala pharmaceutical industry
  • Lancet laboratories
  • Major Hospitals such as Mengo, Mulago, Rubaga, Nsambya, Grade B Entebbe, International Hospital of Kampala (IHK), Nakasero and Naguru Hospital
  • MUJHU Research Collaboration
  • National Chemotherapeutic Labs
  • National Drug Authority (NDA)
  • National Medical Stores (NMS)
  • Rene Industries Limited

Surveying, Land Evaluation and Economics courses

  • Bageine and company limited
  • East Africa Consulting Surveyors and Valuers
  • Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
  • Katuramu Consulting Surveyors & Valuers
  • Knight Frank Uganda
  • Ministry OF Lands
  • Peak Partners limited
  • Survesis Uganda
  • Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Chemical engineers and industrial chemists, science technology chemistry related courses

  • Beer factories such as Nile breweries, Uganda Breweries,
  • Cement manufacturing factories such as like Hima, Tororo, and Kampala cement
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Movit Products Limited
  • Mukwano Industries limited
  • National Drug Authority (NDA)
  • Nice House of Plastics  
  • Oil and gas companies such as Bidco, Total, Shell, Hass, Oxygas,
  • Paint such as Sadolin, Regal, Global, Plascon limited
  • Pharmaceutical companies like Quality chemicals, Abacus, APDL, KPI
  • Roofings Group  
  • Soft Drinks factories Such as RIHAM, Cocacola, Pepsi, Delight  
  • Sugar factories like Lugazi sugar factory, Kakira, Kinyara
  • Uganda Batteries Limited
  • Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)
  • Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Accounting and finance, Microfinance courses

  • Backhouse Certified Public Accountants
  • Bank of Uganda
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and young
  • Grant Thornton
  • Jim Roberts and Associates
  • Kal Associates
  • KPMG
  • Osillo and company
  • Other Audit firms in the country
  • Other Major Banks such as DFCU, Bank of Africa, Standard Chartered,  Barclays, Tropical, Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), United Bank of Africa (UBA)
  • Price water coppers

Architecture related courses

  • Adengo Architecture
  • Ankapol Associated Architects
  • Caldeira Architects
  • ICON Consultants
  • Joannes Associates
  • Native Concepts Inc. (U) Limited
  • NEWPLAN Limited
  • Peatfield & Bodgener Architects
  • Planning & Design Associates
  • Regenesys (Naguru)
  • Imparqt Assosiates
  • SBN Consulting Limited
  • Space & Places Ltd.
  • Symbion Uganda Ltd
  • Other architecture firms

Telecommunications/IT/Software/Computer Science Information systems engineering courses

  • Africell Uganda
  • Airtel Uganda
  • Andela Uganda
  • Huawei Uganda
  • Kafeero foundation
  • Mariandina Medical center
  • MFI Office Solutions (U) Ltd
  • MTN Uganda
  • Roke Telekom
  • Service & Computer Industries Limited NCR
  • SImbaNet Telecom
  • TRUIT Uganda
  • Uganda Telecom
  • Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Hospitality and tourism courses

  • Matooke tours and travels
  • Teens and Tots Safaris Limited
  • Safari Gurus
  • Uganda Eco Tours Co. Limited
  • Instinct Safaris Limited
  • Simba Travel Care
  • Pearl Afric travel Bureau  
  • Other tour companies

Mass communication and Public Relations courses

  • Blue Flamingo
  • BrandVision Advertising
  • Capital Outdoor advertising  
  • East African Business Week Limited
  • Fireworks Advertising Limited
  • Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
  • Metropolitan Republic Uganda
  • Monitor – Nation Media Group
  • New Vision Group
  • Nomad Advertising
  • Observer Media Limited
  • Parliament PR Department
  • PrimeMedia network
  • Radios stations such as KFM, Capital FM, Super FM, XFM, etc
  • Rwenzori Media Group
  • TV stations such as NBS, UBC , NTV, Bukede, LTV, Spark, Dream, Salt TV, etc
  • Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Food science and nutrition courses

  • Bella Wines
  • Bidco Uganda Limited
  • Blue wave beverages
  • Cocacola – Century bottling company limited
  • Dairy Top Limited
  • East African Based Foods
  • Fresh cuts Uganda
  • Fresh Diary Limited – Brookside Limited Uganda.
  • Hariss International Limited – Riham
  • Heineken Uganda Limited
  • Hema Beverages
  • Jesa Fram Dairy Limited
  • Kawacom Uganda
  • Mukwano Industries limited
  • Nile breweries
  • Parambot Breweries
  • Pepsi – Crown bottling company limited
  • Quality Cuts Butchery
  • Reco Industries Limited
  • Rwenzori Bottling company limited
  • Snowmans (U) limited
  • Uganda Breweries limited
  • Uganda Coffee Development Authority
  • Uganda Fish Packers Limited
  • Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)
  • Uganda Meat Industries Limited
  • University Food Labs (Kyambogo and Makerere)

Law courses

  • AF Mpanga Advocates
  • Birungyi, Barata & Associates
  • ENS Africa
  • Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA)
  • Katende, Ssempebwa & Company Advocates
  • Ligomarc Advocates
  • MMAKS Advocates
  • Sebalu & Lule Advocates
  • Shonubi, Musoke and Co. Advocates
  • Tumusiime, Kabega & Co Advocates

Statistics courses

  • All the companies mentioned in this post because most of them have stores.
  • Audit firms such as Ernst and young, KPMG, Price water coppers, Deloitte
  • DAKS couriers
  • DHL Express Uganda 
  • Distributors such as Chams Uganda, Kiboko, Laborex Uganda, Desbro Uganda
  • JMS (Joint Medical Stores)
  • Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
  • Major Banks Such as Bank of Africa, Tropical Bank.
  • Medical Access
  • Research and Consultancy firms
  • Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)
  • Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Procurement and logistics courses

  • All the companies mentioned in this post because most of them have procurement departments
  • Ballore Logistics Uganda
  • DAKS couriers
  • DHL Express Uganda 
  • Distributors such as Chams Uganda, Kiboko
  • Drazo Logistics
  • Kazi Food Logistics limited
  • Spedag Interfreight Uganda Limited

Agriculture and veterinary courses

  • Agromax Uganda
  • East African Seeds Uganda limited
  • Kawacom Uganda limited
  • Kawanda Agricultural Research Institute
  • Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research Institute
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
  • Ministry of Water and Environment
  • Namulonge Agricultural Research Institute
  • National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
  • National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
  • National Forestry Authority
  • National Water & Sewage Corporation (NWSC)
  • Serere Agricultural Research Institute
  • Siraco Irrigation systems
  • Victoria Seeds limited

Education courses

  • Any legit school can provide internship such as Mengo Senior Secondary, Makerere College School, Lubiri Secondary School, etc
  • Literally almost most of the schools provide teaching practice opportunities.
  • Ministry of Education and Sports  

Social work, community development and Guidance and counselling courses

  • Action Aid International
  • Community Health Alliance Uganda
  • Educate Uganda
  • HEPS Uganda
  • InterAid Uganda Limited
  • Joy For Children Uganda
  • Nurture Uganda
  • Refuge and Hope International
  • Reproductive Health Uganda
  • Save An Orphan Uganda
  • Save the children International
  • Straight Talk Foundation
  • Strongminds Uganda
  • Uganda Youth development Link
  • Uganda Youth Network
  • Youth Alive Uganda

Library and information courses

  • Aristoc bookshop
  • Mukono Bookshop Printing and Publishing Limited
  • National Library of Uganda
  • Paulines Book and Media Centre
  • Public libraries such as Kampala public library, Hoima public library, Arua public library, Entebbe public library etc. There are over 40 public libraries in Uganda
  • Schools and University libraries
  • Uganda Bookshop

Administration, human resource, procurement, Accounting and finance, Computer science, Information technology courses

  • All the companies mentioned in this post have these sections as key departments and therefore Internship positions will obviously be available.

That’s it!!

Hopefully this list has opened your eyes to the many internship opportunities out there.

There are few things to watch out for while applying for internships – accommodation, experience and skill, working environment, expenses and prospects for the interns.

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If you already have an experience with any of the above listed companies, feel free to drop your comments, it will be greatly appreciated. If you wish for us to add your previous place of internship to help someone, please add it in the comment section below with your course too. We shall gladly add it to our list.

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