Medical Intenship Assistant

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founded in 2001
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Coordinator | Beverley
Coordinator | Beverley

High­lights

Enjoy cultural heritage and language when volunteering with us.
Gain experience while staying with local host family.
Gain valuable experience while volunteering with us.
Make memories by sharing your passion with us
Visit safaris and local areas for sightseeing.
This internship is ideal for anyone who wants to see medicine in practice. You’ll get first-hand experience of working in a hospital in a developing country. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

 We seek volunteers to hence skills, build capacity of our team and ensure increased service deliver and community empowerment to enhance their health and wellbeing.The volunteers will be involved in the following

Community health

1- Participate in Health Education, Promotion and Counseling including gender and social inclusion, disability and mental health at local community level.

2- Promote community participation in Health Committees and Health Facility Management Committees.

3- Support the community and household-based health education and counseling.

4- Help to promote community engagement with different stakeholders including local/ traditional/ opinion leader leaders, religious leaders, school authorities, youth, women leaders, chiefs and local authorities.

5. Help to mobilize health outreach activities.

·         Identify community health problems and needs (community diagnosis) and report to CHD

·         Promote engagement of men, among others in increasing awareness and demand for health services for all families.

·         Engage men, among others, in issues of Gender Based Violence.

Adolescent reproductive health services: 

  • Support the execution of an effective RH and Life Skills strategy for young people in Kenya.
  • Promote behavioral change and life skills among Young people and psychosocial support for Young people.
  • Promote young people friendly health services.
  • Support the reporting process both internal and external stakeholder.
  • Coordinate Outreach services for young people.
  • Identifies and responds to emerging community issues on Drug abuse, HIV prevention, Teenage pregnancy and family planning among Young people. 
  • Support workshops, training, education opportunities.
  • Participate in development of programs work plans, Budgets and reports. 
  • Represent the organization at different reproductive health forums. 

The staff  will learn new skills from volunteers, new cultures and connect with the outside world. The communities will benefit from volunteer service delivery.

The Volunteers will   learn more about Kenyan cultures including food, language, etc.

We will provide our volunteers with cultural training and orientation on arrival. This includes things like learning how to use local buses, advice on living and working in the country.  Security isn’t a significant issue.  The Kenyans are a very hospitable and friendly people; they welcome and appreciate the presence and work of our volunteers. At the same time it can be a challenging country. 

Volunteers will make a difference every day, by contributing their expertise and experience to add value to the organization in different functional areas. We offers the opportunity for volunteers to work in the areas they know best, while helping the organization achieve its goals in Kenya

Committed individuals who want to contribute their services and add value to the organization

Kenya  is diverse, vast and culturally rich with over 14 tribes and languages, lovely people, tasteful food, wildlife, and tourism opportunities that the world will come to see as the country flourishes.


1- Knowledge of practical health outreach.

2- Global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management.

3- Certificates award

4- The ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.

5- Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.

The program will change volunteers as they help the sick and unfortunate patients within the local community in Nairobi Kenya.

Typical day

First Day: On your first day of volunteering (the day after your orientation), you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:

7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.

8.00 AM Volunteers travel to their placements to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.

1.00 PM Work at the placement usually breaks for lunch. Most volunteers will receive a packed lunch. After lunch, volunteers continue with their volunteer work.

3.30 PM/4.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends and volunteers return to the volunteer house or spend their free time as they wish.

7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers in Kenya have an endless list of activities to join. The area’s major attraction, Mountains and culture of local community with an abundance of activities.Within Nairobi itself, a range of restaurants, curio markets and various cultural activities offer a lot to take in for those wish to stay around town.
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Univeristy or College level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good Communication
Flexibiity
Professionalism
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Musha Care Foundation

Program FeeWhat it covers

  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals

Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Juba on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta  International Airport . 

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the Host family in Nairobi. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

Accommodation

 The volunteer house​ ​​is​ ​safe and secure in a quiet​ ​area. The bathrooms have western toilets and showers. There is electricity and running water in the hotel.Bedding is provided and  towel. There are staff who clean the accommodation throughout the week, however volunteers are required to keep their rooms and common areas tidy.

WiFi is available at the host family however the connection can be slow so we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Kenya. 

Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), prepared by hotel staff. Breakfast generally includes tea, eggs, bread and fruit. For lunch and dinner, there is a revolving menu of local dishes, which include typical stews (beef, chicken, pork, goat, fish and vegetable), beans, rice, chapatti, groundnuts and vegetables. Starchy foods such as white bread, white rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, matoke (boiled green bananas), and cassava are dietary staples. 

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know well in advance of your program so our local team can make arrangements for you. We do, however need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins on the first and third Monday of each month, and volunteers need to arrive in Nairobi on the Sunday before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya.Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Nairobi Kenya.Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Kenya prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up in Juba on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our Kenya team at the volunteer house in Nairobi.

 Introduction to Kenya,Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 480
3 weeks
$ 680
4 weeks
$ 780
5 weeks
$ 880
6 weeks
$ 990
7 weeks
$ 1,180
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,380
Average fees
$ 219 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Medical Intenship Assistant

This internship is ideal for anyone who wants to see medicine in practice. You’ll get first-hand experience of working in a hospital in a developing country.

$219/week

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