There are specific education, experience, skills and/or qualifications needed to join the HIV/AIDS project. However, interns are expected to be flexible and patient as well as possess compassion and love for the often impoverished and HIV-infected people (as well as their loved ones).
- Intern's responsibilities
Job responsibilities of interns joining the HIV/AIDS project vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Usually, interns assist with counseling, nutritional programs (if the assigned center offers such a service), visiting patients and their families, and participating in public awareness. Interns will also provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation as well as maintain patients' records.
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 HIV/AIDS 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 HIV/AIDS project, interns will stay with a host family. You will either stay near the healthcare center (where assigned) or you commute to the project by "matatu" every day. 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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