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. 

Qualifications: 

  • 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
  • Must be willing to dedicate at least
  • 15 hours per week when applying for summer
  • 10-12 hours per week for Fall/Spring 

Unpaid
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Harper Lorencki at [email protected]