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Employment & Internships

Working at MedWish means joining a team of people who are passionate about saving lives and saving the environment through our work. Quality, integrity and respect for our recipients are at the forefront of all we do. Any open positions or internships will be listed below.

 

Career Opportunities

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

POSITION

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant (AA) will provide support on MedWish’s financial, human resources, and other administrative functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of the employee assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

GENERAL

REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: 6 hours per week. Schedule to be established with manager. Preferred schedule would be two, three-hour days between Tuesday-Friday.

If interested in applying, please email your completed MedWish application form, resume, and cover letter to blatz@medwish.org.

REPROCESSING & SORTING ASSOCIATE

POSITION

Reporting to the Humanitarian Aid Program Manager, the Reprocessing & Sorting Associate (RSA) will work to increase the amount of supplies prepared for and shipped to our reprocessing partners, and increase the overall sorting of supplies at MedWish with a specific focus on items identified by our reprocessing partners. The RSA will need to understand MedWish’s sorting and reprocessing policies, be able to accurately educate volunteers and staff on them, and help improve and strengthen MedWish’s sorting and reprocessing process.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of the employee assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

REPROCESSING

SORTING

GENERAL

REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: 20 hours per week Tuesday-Friday– Hours can be flexible and arranged with manager. May be required to work at some Saturday sorts as needed.

If interested in applying, please email your completed MedWish application form, resume, and cover letter to blatz@medwish.org.

INVENTORY & HUMANITARIAN AID ASSOCIATE

POSITION

Reporting to the Humanitarian Aid Program Manager (HAPM), the Inventory & Humanitarian Aid Associate (IHAA) will oversee MedWish’s inventory system, and assist the HAPM with the preparation of humanitarian aid shipment . This includes accurately inputting data on boxed inventory and durable medical equipment into MedWish’s SphereWMS Inventory System, properly storing processed items, analyzing MedWish’s system and processes regarding inventory to identify areas for improvement, pulling items from inventory to be included in shipments, and assisting with other projects related to aid shipments as directed by the HAPM.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: (The following are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, or responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.)

INVENTORY

HUMANITARIAN AID PROGRAM

SORTING

GENERAL

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt     

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week. Typically Tuesday – Friday from 7am-5pm but hours are adjusted to accommodate Saturday sorts.

If interested in applying, please email your completed MedWish application form, resume, and cover letter to blatz@medwish.org.


Internships

 

HUMANITARIAN AID INTERNSHIP

Description:

Overview: MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization committed to repurposing medical supplies and equipment discarded by the healthcare industry with the objectives of providing humanitarian aid in developing countries to save lives and reducing waste to save our environment. This unpaid internship program allows individuals to pursue their interests professionally while utilizing their talents for the benefit of MedWish’s mission.

Objectives:

i. To help the Humanitarian Aid Specialist pull, organize, and send medical supplies for orders
ii. To sort donations for use as humanitarian aid
iii. To offer the intern an opportunity to experience a non-profit organization
iv. To stimulate interest in the field of international public health

Duration:

10 weeks Tues-Friday, 12-15 hours per week (arranged with staff supervisor)

Responsibilities:

The internship will consist of several components, which can include but are not limited to:

i. Packing supplies for outgoing hand carried orders, containers and brigades
ii. Assisting recipients who come to MedWish to “shop” for their own supplies
iii. Sorting incoming donations and “stocking”/maintaining supply bins
iv. Digitizing paper recipient records
v. Presenting “lunch and learn” seminars to staff and other stakeholders about various topics such as the health disparities in some of the countries we serve; the economic and environmental impact of some of our programs; and the identification, uses and maintenance of various equipment and supply donations we receive; as well as a final presentation on projects worked on, insights gained and impact felt by intern and stakeholders
vi. Other projects as required, requested or assigned by intern or staff supervisor

Requirements:

i. The Humanitarian Aid Internship is open to undergraduate college students. All majors are welcome.

ii. Ability to lift 40 pounds

iii. Ability to work on your feet for an extended amount of time (5-6 hours per day)

iv. Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, non-traditional work environment

v. Ability to work in varying climates, both hot and cold

Expectations of the Intern:

i. Reliability. Set and abide by schedule, notifying staff supervisor when unable to come in.

ii. Curiosity. Look for what interests the intern, asking questions when necessary.

iii. Focus. Return to the agreed upon objectives and endeavor to complete as much as possible.

iv. Flexibility. Accept the unpredictability and changes that are inherent in all work and particularly apparent in the medical surplus recovery industry.

 

If interested in applying, please email your resume and cover letter to volunteer@medwish.org.

 

 

 

 

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