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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

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR 

**Please note that although we are still accepting applications for this role, this search has been temporarily suspended.**

Main Areas of Focus: Fundraising expertise, donor stewardship, cultivation events, events logistics. 

JOB HIGHLIGHT

In this role, you will plan and execute special events designed to cultivate meaningful long-term relationships. These events will target a variety of donors, ranging from new stakeholders to our most impactful long-term donors, with the goal of helping the organization exceed revenue targets.

JOB SUMMARY

As a Special Events Coordinator, you will report to the Executive Director and work alongside the Advancement team. As a member of this team, you will be responsible for the growth and development of MedWish’s special events. You’ll find and engage new relationships for the organization through these events, and inspire a wide range of people to join our humanitarian mission, particularly high-level volunteer planning committees to lead those events in their respective areas. Additionally, the Coordinator will pursue new sponsorship opportunities for MedWish’s events by engaging new local organizations and businesses.

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR…

GENERAL MEDWISH RESPONSIBILITIES…

The above 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.

YOU MUST HAVE…

NOT REQUIRED, BUT IT WOULD BE AMAZING IF YOU HAVE…

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Salaried, Exempt

SCHEDULE: Full-Time | Nights and Weekends as needed for events and committee commitments

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed MedWish application 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.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

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 to save lives and reducing waste to save the environment.

MedWish internships are open to undergraduate college students. All majors are welcome. This unpaid internship program allows individuals to pursue their interests professionally while utilizing their talents for the benefit of MedWish’s mission. The ideal candidate will have an interest or experience in international humanitarian aid, medical supply chain management, international business or communications, global health, non-profit administration, marketing, or related fields.

Duration

10 weeks, Tuesday-Friday, 12-15 hours per week. Schedule to be arranged with staff supervisor. Hours may be flexible based on the intern’s availability.

Objectives

  1. 1. Understand the importance of stakeholder development and data management
  2. 2. Strengthen critical thinking skills

Responsibilities

  1. 1. Establish, strengthen, and cultivate relationships with identified stakeholders
  2. 2. Gather relevant data on current and potential partners
  1. 4. Other projects as required, requested, or assigned by staff supervisor

Requirements

  1. -Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, non-traditional work environment
  2. -Strong computer skills, experience in database management preferred
  1. -Attention to detail and strict adherence to procedures
  2. -Strong organizational and time management skills, must be able to work independently
  3. -Ability to work with diverse stakeholder populations

Expectations

  1. Reliability – Set and abide by schedule, notifying staff supervisor when unable to come in.
  2. Curiosity – Look for what interests the intern, asking questions when necessary.
  1. 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.