Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Students intern in Uganda

La Follette School students Troy Hoppenjan and Christina Miller spent part of their summers in Uganda and had the chance to meet up for a day. Hoppenjan coordinated development projects and built partnerships as part of his work as a fellow with HELP International, a nonprofit organization that empowers people around the world to fight global poverty through sustainable, life-changing development programs. Miller interned with WE International Inc., a Wisconsin-based justice advocacy and economic development agency that addresses poverty and injustice primarily in Africa and in south and southeast Asia. She helped the agency develop management systems for an orphanage in Mbarara, Uganda. Both are second-year students in the Master of International Public Affairs program.

Two people standing arm in arm at a dirt crossroads with a person pushing a bicycle laden with water containers and another person carrying a water container in the background.