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Internship in Tanzania: HIV/AIDS Project

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 60 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 24 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Volunteering Vacations   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 589 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1987 US Dollar (USD)

This is an excellent opportunity for interns interested in fostering awareness of HIV/AIDS while simultaneously studying ways to change attitudes and behavior towards those unfortunate enough to be infected. There is an obvious lack of manpower and resources in the local hospitals and health canters, which are located in the outer city areas as well as those within some Tanzania's more urban areas.

As an intern, you will assist health care professionals and workers in these rural health posts and community clinics. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skill and experience. Interns participating in this HIV/AIDS project will contribute to create public awareness and continue the ongoing programs aiming to spread awareness and education.

- Skill/Qualification

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).

- Interns 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 Tanzania 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 volunteers also perform (in this sense, there are very few differences between IFRE's volunteers and interns).

In the internship, you will select a particular area of interest related to HIV/AIDS and explore the issue further with the help of an 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.

- Room/Food

IFRE arranges meals, living accommodations and supervision from the beginning to end of the internship. During the first week (if enrolled in the language and culture program), interns stay in our IFRE's hostel in Dar es Salaam which also doubles as our local offices/base of operations. Located in Dar es Salaam, interns are provided access to various parts of the city. A husband and wife team (our local coordinator who also conducts the culture and language course) runs the hostel - where interns receive three (3) meals a day.

During the internship period, interns stay with a host family. We arrange a separate room for interns with shared bathroom facilities in host families. Details pertaining to living accommodations will be provided in placement details prior to arrival in-country. IFRE's main offices are located in Dar es Salaam - allowing interns access to the local coordinator.

IFRE's internships in Tanzania 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). Internship program fee.

- What's Included in Program Fee:
* 4 days: US$329
* 1 week: US$604
* 2 weeks: US$743
* 3 weeks: US$881
* 4 weeks: US$1019
* 5 weeks: US$1157
* 6 weeks: US$1295
* 7 weeks: US$1433
* 8 weeks: US$1571
* 9 weeks: US$1709
* 10 weeks: US$1847
* 11 weeks: US$1985
* 12 weeks: US$2121.

Tanzania 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.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Food (3 Meals a day)
- Accommodation
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Emergency Hot Line - 24/7/365 from any part of the world
- Airport Welcome
- In country Transportation
- Country Coordinator Support
- Thoroughly researched and personalized projects
- Safe Volunteer Placement
- Volunteer Care and Other Services
- Emergency support
- Certificate of Appreciation/Completion
- Fund Raising Ideas.

Price Excludes:
- Transportation cost to Arusha ($60-round trip)
- International flights/airfare
- Visa extension, personal expenses
- Water/soft drinks/entertainment ($1-3 per day)
- Laundry, telephone, immunizations.

Supplier Information
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2008
Client Request Served: 148

Institute for Field Research Expeditions (IFRE), is a non profit organization. Our parent company is registered as Global Future Institute (GFI) in Louisiana. The main goal of IFRE is to carry out authentic field research programs on ecology, environment, wildlife, archeology and other areas affecting global...

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