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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

 

VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR & ALTERNATIVE RECYCLING ASSOCIATE 

POSITION

Volunteers and the flow of the supply chain of medical supplies are critical to the success of MedWish International. Annually, between 2,500-3,000 volunteers visit MedWish to sort, pack, and process donated items in order to make them available for shipments as international humanitarian aid. The Volunteer Supervisor & Alternative Recycling Associate (VSARA) will sort and process supplies to ensure the timely flow of the MedWish supply chain, oversee sorting projects for volunteers, and oversee the Alternative Recycling Program at MedWish. In addition to producing sorted product and leading those volunteering, the VSARA will help create and improve both the volunteer and recipient experiences at MedWish. This position reports to the Volunteer Program Manager regarding all sorting and volunteer functions of this position, and the Humanitarian Aid Program Manager regarding the Alternative Recycling Program.

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.)

Volunteer Supervision and Sorting

Alternative Recycling

General

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday from 9am-5pm and two Saturdays per month from 8:30am-3:30pm. Additional hours will include a possible evening shift the first Tuesday of each month and third Thursday of each month. Availability may also be requested sporadically on Sundays and Mondays but this will be limited and based upon customized volunteer shifts. Hours will be adjusted in the week to accommodate these evening and Monday/Sunday shifts.

POSITION START DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed MedWish application to blatz@medwish.org.

ADVANCEMENT ASSISTANT

POSITION

Reporting to the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director, the Advancement Assistant (AA) is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and financial activities. The AA plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Advancement and Financial Department, participating in all fundraising activities including donor relations, direct mail appeals, and special events. The Advancement Assistant has a diverse knowledge of the organization and handles a wide variety of issues.

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.)

Advancement and Financial Administration

Performance measurements in this area will include:

Event and Meeting Coordination and Support

General Administration

General MedWish Responsibilities

REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: 20 hours per week | Hours to be completed Tuesday-Friday between 9am-5pm in 5 hour shifts

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.

 

 

 

 

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