Interns interested in joining the internship health care/medical program must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the potential liability risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education, before your arrival to the project.
- Intern's responsibilities
Job responsibilities of interns joining a medical internship in Kenya vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Interns are not allowed to perform diagnoses or surgical operations. Most of the time, interns help doctor or work as an assistant to doctors. Interns measure blood pressure (BP), temperature, height, weight, as well as assist doctors and the medical staffs in the health centers. Interns may also help in health camps (if any), distribute medication, provide tips to patients pertaining to health, nutrition and sanitation as well as council patients, and possibly participate in the treatment for minor injuries/wounds and/or maintain records of treated.
One of the most distinguished features of IFRE's internships in Kenya is the guidance of supervisors. IFRE will assign a qualified supervisor to provide assistance for all interns throughout the duration of their chosen internship. Individuals filling the role of supervisor are usually either the director or chosen staff member of the project which interns choose. During your time as an international intern, you will be assigned a number of duties which also perform (in this sense, there are very few differences between IFRE's and interns).
In the internship, you will select a particular area of your interest related to medical/healthcare issues and explore the issue further with the help of your assigned supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor Does not develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects. All participants should be proactive to ensure the ultimate success of their internships. Supervisors will provide at least five (5) hours each week to make certain that interns are adequately guided.
We arrange living accommodations, meals, and supervision for interns from the start to the end of program. During the first week's language and cultural program, interns stay with a pre-screened host family in Nairobi. These host families are usually located approximately within a 10-minutes drive from the city - providing easy access to most parts of the city.
During the internship in the health project, interns will stay with a host family. You will either stay near the health center (where assigned) or you will commute to the project by "matatu" every day. Host families will offer a separate room but the bathroom facilities will be shared. You can find the details pertaining to arrangement of living accommodations/meals provided in the placements details (prior to arrival in-country). Interns will also have 24/7 access to IFRE's office and the mobile numbers of in-country coordinators. Also, IFRE's staff visits each intern in 1-2 week intervals as a part of program.
IFRE's internships in Kenya begin on the first and third Monday of each month. IFRE is proud to offer the same services offered by our competitors but at a highly economical price (nearly 50-175%). Furthermore, we at IFRE do not make six-figure salaries. What we DO is work very hard and effectively to keep costs down for individuals seeking an international internship. We remain constantly devoted to maintaining both the quality of our programs and ensuring the safety of our international interns.
Here is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE offers:
- IFRE is a 501 (C) 3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.
- IFRE application fee: US $349. The application fee covers advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries).
- What's Included in Program Fee:
* 4 days: US$329
* 1 week: US$504
* 2 weeks: US$643
* 3 weeks: US$781
* 4 weeks: US$919
* 5 weeks: US$1057
* 6 weeks: US$1195
* 7 weeks: US$1333
* 8 weeks: US$1471
* 9 weeks: US$1609
* 10 weeks: US$1747
* 11 weeks: US$1885
* 12 weeks: US$2021
* Kenya Language Program Fee: US$ 250 for one week.
Language fee covers language and cultural training, food and accommodations for 7 days, training materials (books, learning materials), cost of local sightseeing/tourist sites, cost of recreational activities, and insurance.
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