NGO Internships




Operations Intern for a U.S. based not-for-profit organization that facilitates healthcare placements and medical aid campaigns in Kenya.

Job Summary

Reporting to the local Senior Program Coordinator, International Medical Aid’s Operations Intern will be involved in the day-to-day coordination of housing, transportation, local tours, safaris and hospital placements for foreign students, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The Operations Intern will be responsible for overseeing IMA’s volunteers and assuring their safety and comfort at all times. Additionally, the Operations Intern will be responsible for daily expense accounting and will be involved in coordinating IMA’s mobile medical and hygiene clinics.

Responsibilities for the Operations Internship

  • Daily management and oversight of healthcare electives and medical placements including the following:
  • Coordination of housing, transportation and food
  • Facilitation of hospital placements
  • Accounting of all program related expenses/costs
  • Daily oversight of volunteers both in residence and hospital
  • Coordinating and leading local tours of attractions in Mombasa including Fort Jesus, Mamba Village and
  • Haller Park

Providing local area and hospital orientation for program participants including comprehensive overview of the following:

  • Participant Code of Conduct
  • Country-Specific Safety Precautions including warnings about use of “tuk-tuks”, public transportation and motor bikes
  • Universal Precautions
  • Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad
  • Overseeing the mentorship of volunteers in healthcare placements
  • Remaining available and responsive to participants concerns or in-case of emergency
  • Participating in monthly hygiene or medical clinics
  • Managing and developing IMA’s growing community of users, shaping our brand identity through our website, blog, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Conceiving and developing new marketing and support materials for IMA’s programs in Kenya

Qualifications for the Operations Internship

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Tourism and hospitality management or a social sciences degree, with a minimum of a second class upper division from a recognized University
  • Must possess clean criminal and academic record
  • Must possess a very high level of integrity and upload IMA’s ethical standards
  • Must be self-motivated and be able to effectively work with minimum supervision
  • Must have the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be familiar with Mombasa city
  • Must be proficient at use of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


How to Apply

All applications should be sent to [email protected], please include your current resume in the application. The deadline for the application period is no later than 15th April, 2017.