IIP Placements in Kenya
NOTE: All placements in Kenya are tentative as there is a State Department Travel Warning issued for Kenya. Interns will not be placed in a country that carries a State Department Travel Warning.
Seeds to Sew **NEW**
Location: Enoosaen and Nyeri, Kenya
Seeds to Sew is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities through education and job skills training. Their goal is for the women and girls in their program to use these job skills to make money and support themselves and their communities. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. IIP interns will work on one of the following two projects:
- Impact Analysis on the Individual and Communities of Skills Training and Income Development Programs: IIP candidates with interests in International Health and Human Services, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Advocacy, and Human Rights issues are needed for summer internship to conduct surveys, assessments, and home visits to continue a longitudinal study on the impact of programs on Seeds to Sew participants, their family members, and their broader community. Basic knowledge of statistics, testing methodologies and analysis would be helpful, willingness to document results not only on paper, but also via photographs and video is a must. This IIP Intern will also help improve Seeds to Sew program operations.
- Socio-economic and Environmental Impact of Foreign Corporate Agriculture on Under-educated, Subsistence Farming Villages in Rural Kenya: This placement is for IIP candidates who are interested nresearch and reporting on both the societal, economic and/or environmental impacts resulting from a foreign-owned sugar-cane factory that began operation in a subsistence farming village in 2011. Taking advantage of an uneducated, impoverished community, the factory leased the land from the villagers at low rates. Given the slow turn-over of sugar cane as a crop, there is limited land to graze cows and grow other vegetables which are important to sustaining families and their livestock. Hence, women are having increasing difficulty in feeding their cows and feeding their families (as there are lower milk & crop yields). IIP candidates with backgrounds in water and soil science, environmental testing methodologies, public environmental policy, global economics, etc are encouraged to apply. The selected IIP candidate must be interested in writing up results for either press or research publication.
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
At TropicalClinics, IIP interns will support and learn from well trained local medical professionals. Through hands-on, structured activities, IIP interns will gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship and receive a Certificate in Global Health Delivery. The IIP interns work with local health care providers to eliminate patient barriers and strengthen health care delivery for people living in disadvantaged conditions. They also assist with patient education, patient intake, disease screening, and the distribution of medication prescribed by local doctors, and other important support tasks. They also will have the opportunity to observe surgeries provided by local doctors. Additionally, the interns may participate at the Diagnostic Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. This internship will provide IIP interns with knowledge of the electronic medical records, pharmaceutical inventory management, and business information systems in Kenya and will provide them with direct experience on healthcare infrastructure, patient interactions, and management systems of the developing world. The organization hopes that this internship program will create a desire for the IIP interns to participate in global health and contribute to remedying the health inequalities that remain ever-present on a global scale. IIP candidates with interests in global health, computer science, international development, and social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. Four placements have been created for the International Internship Program. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).