An internship at Living Positive Kenya is an excellent opportunity for those interested in fostering awareness of HIV/AIDS to undergo community work and study ways to change the attitude and behaviour of the infected and affected. Moreover, an internship at Living Positive offers you an independent opportunity to be completely immersed within the culture and work environment of Kenya. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the local issues, learn directly from the field with local experts, and gain hands-on experience.
You will be involved in counseling, education, expanding the network of LPK and ensuring its economic sustainability. You are welcome!!!
If you are interested in knowing more about internship positions please read the following sections before applying for a position at the bottom of this page:
I. DESCRIPTION OF INTERNSHIP
To find out about the internship positions available and the types of work you would undertake at Living Positive Kenya, please download this file.
II. HEALTH AND SAFETY
Because LPK is a small grassroots organization, there is a fair amount of personal responsibility on part of the intern them self. With regards to an emergency exit policy or plan, it is recommended that within the first few days of arrival the intern register with their embassy which are all located in Nairobi (approximately 40 min – 1hr public transit ride from Ngong or a taxi can be arranged if the intern wishes to pay for it). If an individual is not registered with their embassy there is no way for their home country to help them in emergency situations such as natural disasters or political uprisings. Registering with your embassy is a pretty simply process – you are required to fill out some forms and provide information on your place of residence while in Kenya. They would also be able to provide you with an emergency contact number in case of emergency situations.
With respect to Health Issues – we highly recommend travel insurance (which can purchased through travel companies, banks, or extended health care providers prior to leaving your home country). There are a variety of hospitals and clinics located in and around the Ngong area. There are also 2 major hospitals within Nairobi for more serious injuries. Most travel insurance companies require the individual to pay for medical costs while in the country and reimburse you upon return and submission of claim – make sure to keep all your receipts for any costs incurred while traveling.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides travelers with a great overview of vaccines and medications required or recommended for traveling to Kenya (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/kenya.htm)
For any additional questions, feel free to contact one of our volunteer coordinators and we will try to assist you in any way possible
III. RULES FOR INTERNS
Living Positive Kenya has several rules for interns that must be followed in order to ensure safety and a positive working environment for everyone. Before applying for an internship and accepting a position, please ensure that you have read and understood all the rules in this file: LPK Rules for Interns.
IV. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have any questions, please download interns FAQ first. If this file does not answer your question or you require further clarification, feel free to email us with your queries.
V. APPLICATION FORM
If you would like to apply for an internship at Living Positive Kenya, please fill in this form. We will contact you as soon as possible once we have received your application.