Internship and Volunteer Positions Abroad with Hatua Likoni

Two exciting volunteer positions from Wes Alum, Gabrielle Fondiller ’07, Director of Hatua Likoni. These are great opportunities for students looking to get experience abroad and connect with the powerful Wesleyan-NGO network.

VOLUNTEER POSITION:

Organization: Hatua Likoni

Description of Organization: Hatua Likoni is a community based NGO working to reduce unemployment and poverty in Likoni, Kenya. Through scholarships, mentoring and career guidance Hatua helps top students gain the skills, credentials and networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya’s growing economy.

Volunteer Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Full-time: ☒ Part-time: ☒ Number of Positions: Many

Responsibilities: Hatua Likoni seeks short term volunteers to assist withour mentoring program for high school and university students. Mentoring topics include writing, art, computer skills and job search skills. Volunteers with expertise in other areas you are welcome to propose alternative topics. Hatua also seeks volunteers interested in helping to improve our library services, and those interested in communications, grant writing or scholarship administration. Those who prefer working directly with younger children are welcome to work with our partner organizations teaching elementary school students, assisting in an orphanage or coaching soccer. Learn more at http://www.hatualikoni.org/hatua/volunteer/.

Intended Start Date: Open

Intended End Date: Open

Unpaid: ☒

Housing Assistance? No ☐ Yes ☒ (please explain): Volunteers are welcome to stay in Hatua’s volunteer house. Meals, orientation activities and language lessons can be arrange at the volunteers expense.

Class-Year Eligibility: Rising Sophomore ☒ Rising Junior ☒ Rising Senior ☒ Graduating Senior ☒

Work Authorization: All Candidates ☒ Authorized to Work in U.S. Only ☐

Qualifications: Mature, comfortable in unfamiliar environments, passionate about community development and/or education, independent and self-motivated.

Application Materials Required

☐Resume & Cover Letter ☐Unofficial Transcript ☐Recommendation ☒Other: Email

volunteer@hatualikoni.org to request a Volunteer Application Form

Application Open Date: 5/15/2013 Application Deadline: 7/15/2013

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN POSITION

Organization: Hatua Likoni

Description of Organization: Hatua Likoni is a community based NGO working to reduce unemployment and poverty in Likoni, Kenya. Through scholarships, mentoring and career guidance Hatua helps top students gain the skills, credentials and networks they need to contribute to and benefit from Kenya’s growing economy.

Job/Internship Title: Development Intern Location: Mombasa, Kenya

Full-time: ☒ Part-time: ☐ Number of Positions: 1

Responsibilities: Researching funding opportunities, writing proposals, and reporting to donors. Helping to edit communications materials prepared by Hatua’s communications coordinator, including newsletters and quarterly reports. Taking part in all staff activities, including new student selection and community event planning.

Intended Start Date: 10/1/2013 Intended End Date: 9/1/2014

Unpaid: ☐ Paid: ☒ Pay Rate (hourly/weekly/monthly): A small monthly living stipend

Housing Assistance? No ☐ Yes ☒ (please explain): Accommodation in Hatua’s volunteer house

Class-Year Eligibility: Rising Sophomore ☐ Rising Junior ☐ Rising Senior ☐ Graduating Senior ☒

Work Authorization: All Candidates ☒ Authorized to Work in U.S. Only ☐

Qualifications: Very strong writing skills, passionate about community development and/or education, independent and self-motivated.

Application Materials Required

☒Resume & Cover Letter ☐Unofficial Transcript ☐Recommendation ☐Other: Click here to enter text.

Application Open Date: 5/15/2013 Application Deadline: 7/15/2013

Contact organization directly for application.

 

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