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




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



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.



Reporting to the Executive Director, the External Affairs Coordinator will serve as the external face of MedWish in the community, establish and strengthen relationships with stakeholders, and focus on spreading information about our operations and programs.

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.)



JOB TYPE: Salary, Exempt

SCHEDULE: Full-time

The External Affairs Coordinator will have the ability to establish a flexible working schedule with the approval of his/her manager. Due to the level of administrative functions of this position and focus on external connections that can and need to be performed remotely, the person in this position is eligible to work remotely as needed with a manager’s approval. **Schedules are subject to change according to business necessity at any time.**

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





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.


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


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


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


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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