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!

Expectations of the HEART Internship

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If you’re interested in interning at HEART, please contact Betsy Gunther to receive the necessary paperwork. Fee $1500/Month, plus Safari.


My name is Kendra Barnhard and I am currently in a Registered Nursing program with American River College. I had the joy of partnering with a local church for a two week missions trip to HEART and then stayed for an additional six week internship.
Medical missions have been a dream of mine for the past eight years now. I hope and dream to be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to families who have never heard it before, respond to and rebuild communities after natural disasters, and have a non-profit that can be a networking of several different Christian non-profits serving disadvantaged communities with holistic aid and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The HEART team worked with me to find a way to match the skills and experience I was looking to grow with the mutual areas that they desired growth and development of. I got to meet many of the women of WEEP with my missions team, giving me a fuller picture of all the amazing work that HEART does in the Kenyan community. I then worked in the Kenyan HEART office for majority of the internship duration and was so encouraged to discover how impactful administrative work truly is. Working behind the scenes of HEART was a joy that I never could have imagined and it really helped open my eyes for how I too can build a non-profit that shares the redemptive love of Jesus Christ one day.
I will never forget what a joy it was to serve alongside HEART, and I greatly hope to be able to partner with them again someday.