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 working alongside HEART project staff. Sometimes this includes travel to upcountry locations in Kenya, various slums, safari and local events and presentations. 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!
If you’re interested in interning at HEART, please contact Betsy Gunther to receive the necessary paperwork. Fee $1500/Month, plus Safari.
Hi, my name is Chloe Powell and I am a freshman at Bellarmine University. I am majoring in Communications and minoring in International Studies. I hope to get my Masters in Business and pursue some sort of Christian nonprofit/mission work as a career. For several years now, I have felt a calling to overseas mission work and I am very excited for this opportunity to get my feet wet with international living and ministry in Kenya. I love HEART’s mission to empower the poor through self-sustainability and long-term development, as well as their mission to share the love of Jesus Christ. Some fun facts about me are that I am a quintuplet, I run cross country and track at my college, and I am a big dog lover.
My name is Lilly Penaloza, and I will be graduating from Elon University in May with a degree in Applied Math. For a long time, I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do after college. But I have had an interest in missions ever since I was 10 and went on a family mission trip to Mexico. The bond I formed with the kids I met stuck with me, as did the greater understanding of suffering that I got to see firsthand. Since then, my heart was always drawn to anything mission related, in many different capacities. This passion was solidified when I spent a summer on my own working with missionaries in Peru.
That was where I realized that I wanted to become a doctor, and use that to do mission work one day. My dad went on a medical mission trip with HEART, and when he got back and told me about it, all I could think was that that was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I cannot wait to go down to Kenya, meet the HEART team, meet the women they work with, and shadow a medical team. I think I can gain a deeper understanding for these women, this culture, while spreading love and the gospel to them.
My name is Jackson Powell, and I am a freshman at Bellarmine, majoring in nursing. A couple fun facts about me are that I am a quintuplet and I love rock climbing. My future plans are to hopefully graduate with flying colors and get a job as a nurse anesthetist. I am super excited for this opportunity to serve the people of Kenya in whatever way I can and show them the love of God.