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Internship in Kenya: HIV/AIDS 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  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 567 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1897 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 Nairobi. 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.

- Skills/Qualifications

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 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 our volunteers 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.

- 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 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 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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