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Internship in Kenya: Medical/Healthcare Project

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 60 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 24 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Volunteering Vacations   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 568 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1897 US Dollar (USD)

If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, this internship is a great opportunity. There are many health issues to be explored and there is an obvious lack of manpower and resources in the local hospitals located in the outer city. As a medical intern, you will study these rural health posts and community clinics. Participants spend the majority of their internship learning as an assistant to an already-existing doctor/health care professional. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skills and previous experience.

- Skills/Qualifications

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 our internships in Kenya is the guidance of supervisors. We 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 us 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.

- Room/Food

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 our office and the mobile numbers of in-country coordinators. Also, our staff visits each intern in 1-2 week intervals as a part of program.

Our internships in Kenya begin on the first and third Monday of each month. We are proud to offer the same services offered by our competitors but at a highly economical price (nearly 50-175%). Furthermore, we 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 we offer:
- We are a 501 (C) 3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.
- Our 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.

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 Mombasa ($60-round trip)
- International flights
- Visa extension
- Personal expenses on water/soft drinks/entertainment ($1-3 per day)
- Laundry, telephone, immunization costs.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2008

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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