HEART’s Internship Program is for high school and college students who desire more knowledge and hands-on experience in ministry, by assisting our mothers and children in Kenya. Interns will connect with others, experience transformational ministry, find a calling, and grow closer to God.

Working alongside HEART Kenyan staff, interns benefit from hands-on opportunities to help accomplish important projects. With their God-given skills and talent, students will have the ability to participate in many programs, such as education, medical assistance, finance, hospitality, and more! Whether your passion is medicine or photography, HEART has a place for you.

Interns will be assigned an intern coordinator to guide them along their month-long trip. The intern coordinator will be assisting 24/7 to provide any help needed as well as coordinate fun outings. The Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, and Nairobi National Forest are some examples.

We keep our interns busy with work (and fun!), so join us and expect a memorable stay in Kenya! Dream Big and Go!

Dates: June 1-30, 2023

Cost: $2,250 + Airfare.

Includes: Lodging, breakfast, dinner, and in-country transportation.

Additional Cost: Safari, attractions, and personal expenses.

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If you’re interested in interning at HEART, please contact teams@africaheart.com for more information.


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.