The U.S. Referrals Program Interns will work closely with World Pediatric Project’s Director of Volunteers and Patient Care Coordinator in order to assist with meeting the medical and non-medical needs of the patients and families that WPP brings to Richmond for critical care. U.S. Referrals Program Interns have the unique opportunity to both interact directly with WPP patients/families in the field as well as work closely with program staff in the office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Interacting regularly with WPP families in order to identify needs/concerns and communicate them to WPP staff
Assisting with families’ daily needs: grocery store, pharmacy, calling cards, etc.
Transporting families to medical appointments and facilitating communication between medical staff and families
Planning and implementing enrichment activities for families and/or drives for supplies
Providing administrative support in the office by answering phones, translating documents, coordinating travel and medical appointments, assembling orientation information for families/volunteers, etc.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Highly detail-oriented and reliable; ability to work independently on a given task
Strong proficiency in oral and written Spanish for translation purposes preferred but not required
Sensitive to cultural/socio-economic differences and unique medical needs
An interest in interacting with people of different cultures and in learning the inner-workings of an international NGO
Must have a car and be willing to use it to transport families