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DescriptionJoin a medical-non profits (similar to Doctors without Borders) working to restore mobility through surgery for children with spinal deformity living in developing nations.
Though the nonprofit is incorporated in TX and the majority of its board members reside there- the executive director lives in New York and needs a local liaison in Austin, TX. Subsequently, you must be willing to work from home (or a café) and must have your own vehicle and able to drive to various locations as needed.
Anticipated projects and responsibilities will include:
-Regularly checking and handling the mail, and possibly depositing donations received in the mail.
-Helping organize and run the fundraiser, which is scheduled to take place in Austin in March.
-Spearheading advertisement efforts in conjunction with the fundraiser.
-Assistance with welcoming and serving as a resource for patients and their families visiting from other countries for surgery.
Additional projects may include working on our newsletter, grant applications, making website updates, and help with trip preparation, (logistics, procuring supplies, flight purchasing, visa applications etc.), amongst other tasks.
Naturally there is flexibility with work hours and individuals of different professional interest and backgrounds are encouraged to inquire. We’re looking for someone dedicated and organized. Must have basic computer skills, be able to take initiative, work independently and be receptive to feedback on detail oriented tasks. Other language skills, background in healthcare, knowledge of HIPAA, and computer privacy ethics are a plus. There is also the potential to receive credit for certain degree programs that require internship credits for graduation.
I must add that communication skills are very important as you’ll need to be in frequent contact with the Executive Director and trip coordinator in NY. Professional, consistent and reliable email and phone skills are required.
Though interns will be compensation for gas and mileage, this is otherwise an un-paid opportunity. However, I should also note that for quality interns with an interest to do so, there is the possibility of joining on future medical missions and in late 2014 we're hoping to expand our staffing so exceptional performers will be considered for a job offer.
If interested, please visit the website: http://www.krystalsarcone.com/internship to learn more about the foundation's work. Please send in your resume/CV to the email or fax number indicated on the website.