Each intern accomplishes a project based on HEART’s current needs and the skills and interests of the intern. In the past, interns have worked with the WEEP (Women’s Equality Empowerment Project) women on developing long-term business plans, made a presentation to be used for HEART fundraising for the Freedom for Girls Project, designed and authored newsletters for HEART’s three main projects (Women’s Equality Empowerment Project, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, and Freedom for Girls), and organized a large youth event.

Interns have interests ranging from intercultural studies to business and marketing. Whether your passion is medicine or photography, there is a place in the HEART internship program for you.

In addition to an individual project, interns have the privilege of taking part in many of HEART’s projects. Sometimes this includes travel to various upcountry locations in Kenya, various slums, safari, and maybe even Mombasa. Interns often help with health education seminars in schools both upcountry and in slums, as well as help with basic office organization around the HEART Lodge in Nairobi.

HEART longs to see interns grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, through experiences and in character during his or her time in Kenya, so we provide various opportunities for growth in all areas. We keep our interns busy with work (and fun!), so join us and expect a memorable stay in Kenya!

Expectations of the HEART Internship

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Intern Handbook

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If you’re interested in interning at HEART, please contact Betsy Gunther to receive the necessary paperwork. The deadline for internship application is March 1st. Candidates will be notified by March 15th of acceptance. Fee $1500/Month, plus Safari.


My name is Ashley Randolph and I am a graduate student studying criminal justice at Sacramento State University. For the longest time my heart has been drawn to being a part of positive impacts in not only my community and nation, but in the world. This passion is what led me to go on my first mission trip to Kenya with HEART. My two weeks there were unlike anything I had ever seen or experienced. I was completely drawn to HEART’s vision to encourage women to thrive and strive past their circumstances. HEART showed me the Kenyan culture which I found to be filled with abundant joy and beauty different than what I see in the United States. This became a part of my heart and spirit when I returned back to home. Before I even left Kenya last summer, God was prompting my heart that I would be back. I am so grateful and excited to be able to intern with this amazing organization and to be able to be a part of what God is doing through HEART.