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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

We do not currently have any career opportunities available at MedWish.


 

Temporary Employment Opportunities

TEMPORARY INVENTORY ASSOCIATE 

POSITION

Reporting to the Humanitarian Aid Program Manager, the Temporary Inventory Associate will input data on boxed inventory and durable medical equipment into MedWish’s SphereWMS Inventory System. The Associate will ensure the accuracy of the assets in the system and store the items properly once processed. Please note that this is a temporary position.

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.)

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Seasonal

DATES: November 6th – December 7th (Please note that MedWish will be closed Nov. 22nd & 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday, 9am–4pm with an unpaid lunch hour from 12-1pm

COMPENSATION: $9/hour

To apply, please submit a completed MedWish Job Application and resume to blatz@medwish.org

TEMPORARY GROSS SORTING ASSOCIATE 

POSITION

Reporting to the Volunteer Program Coordinator, the Temporary Gross Sorting Associate will sort and process supplies to ensure the timely flow of the MedWish supply chain. The Associate will ensure the accuracy of the sorted supplies, and work as a member of a team to be able to move items through MedWish’s sorting process.  Please note that this is a temporary position.

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.)

The Temporary Gross Sorting Associate must be comfortable with standing for periods of time, and a fair amount of walking. The Gross Sorting Associate must have an interest in learning the supplies and learning and mastering the different steps of the sorting process. Please note that this is a very active role, and is not a passive position! Responsibilities will include:

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Seasonal

DATES: November 6th – December 7th (Please note that MedWish will be closed Nov. 22nd & 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday, 9am–4pm with an unpaid lunch hour from 12-1pm

COMPENSATION: $9/hour

To apply, please submit a completed MedWish Job Application and resume to blatz@medwish.org

TEMPORARY FINE SORTING ASSOCIATE

POSITION

Reporting to the Volunteer Program Coordinator, the Temporary Fine Sorting Associate will sort and process supplies to ensure the timely flow of the MedWish supply chain. The Associate will ensure the accuracy of the sorted supplies, and work as a member of a team to be able to move items through MedWish’s sorting process.  Please note that this is a temporary position.

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.)

The Temporary Fine Sorting Associate must be comfortable with standing for periods of time, and a fair amount of walking. The Fine Sorting Associate must have an interest in learning the supplies and learning and mastering the different steps of the sorting process. Please note that this is a very active role, and is not a passive position! Responsibilities will include:

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Seasonal

DATES: November 6th – December 7th (Please note that MedWish will be closed Nov. 22nd & 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday, 9am–4pm with an unpaid lunch hour from 12-1pm

COMPENSATION: $9/hour

To apply, please submit a completed MedWish Job Application and resume to blatz@medwish.org

TEMPORARY BULKING ASSOCIATE 

POSITION

Reporting to the Humanitarian Aid Program Manager, the Temporary Bulking Associate will sort and pack supplies to ensure the timely flow of the MedWish supply chain. The Associate will ensure the accuracy of the assets prepared, and work as a member of a team to be able to move items through MedWish’s sorting process.  Please note that this is a temporary position.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES & 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.)

The Temporary Bulking Associate must be comfortable with standing for periods of time, and a fair amount of walking. The Bulking Associate must have an interest in learning the supplies and learning and mastering the different steps of the sorting process. Please note that this is a very active role, and is not a passive position! Responsibilities will include:

REQUIREMENTS

JOB TYPE: Seasonal

DATES: November 6th – December 7th (Please note that MedWish will be closed Nov. 22nd & 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Friday, 9am–4pm with an unpaid lunch hour from 12-1pm

COMPENSATION: $9/hour

To apply, please submit a completed MedWish Job Application and resume 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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