The Maji Safi Group (MSG) is an NGO working for disease prevention and health promotion in Shirati, Tanzania. The organization has hosted interns from Wesleyan in the past, including PCSE grantee Faye Phillips ’13. Co-founder Max Perel-Slater ’11 – a recipient of the Christopher Brodigan Award and Advancing Leadership Fellowship – has written in with two exciting opportunities for Wesleyan students.
Due to financial constraints of the organization MSG cannot offer a stipend to interns. The intern will be responsible to pay for their airfare, domestic travel expenses, as well as room and board. Interns will be able to stay at the MSG hostel located in Shirati, Tanzania and near the MSG office for a cost of $15 per day. Students should seek funding from the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grants, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and other sources. To apply to either internship, submit your resume and cover letter through CareerDrive by February 2, 2015. The letter should be addressed to Mr. Max Perel-Slater and explain your interest in volunteering for Maji Safi and how you would be able to fulfill the internship goals.
MSG is interested in creating maps of the impact of our programs in the local community as well as visual representations of contamination routes and water usage sources and delivery patterns. They seek a hard working, independent, and open-minded intern to work with the Tanzanian team on mapping. This internship will provide practical experience working abroad in a small nonprofit setting. The intern will work directly with MSG staff, community health workers, and the local community. An ideal candidate will have experience with GIS/ArcMap and with traveling and living internationally.
This year MSG started a district-wide weekly disease prevention radio show. MSG Community Health Workers present lessons on healthy living and how to prevent disease as well as answer questions from the community. The radio show serves a population of roughly 250,000 people. To see the radio show in action, check out the video about 2014 Global Hand Washing Day here: http://vimeo.com/110030528
The intern will work directly with MSG staff, community health workers, and Tanzanian radio producers. An ideal candidate will have experience with radio production and with traveling and living internationally.