Heshima Kenya is a non-profit headquartered in Chicago that works to protect and empower unaccompanied refugee young women and girls, including their children, who have been displaced by war and are living alone in Nairobi, Kenya. In order to support their journey to independence, Heshima Kenya developed the Maisha Collective, a peer-driven initiative that fosters leadership and business management skills through the design and production of unique, hand-dyed scarves.
Internship Dates: Fall & Winter 2017 – 2018 (Flexible)
Schedule: 15 – 20 Hours Per Week
Our team is looking for fall and winter interns to assist with all Maisha Collective-related events, programs and communications. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in an international non-profit, learn in a collaborative team environment, and work on sales, marketing, and graphic design for our brand. If you’re creative, hard-working, and mission-driven, we want you.
At Heshima Kenya, we believe interns are just as important as any other member of the organization. You will have a seat at the table to share your ideas, inputs, and abilities with our U.S. team. As a nonprofit, this position is unpaid, but we can work with you to offer academic credit and encourage you to add any projects you owned during the internship to your portfolio, with permission of your supervisor.
Applicants should please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we ask that you do not call Heshima Kenya’s offices regarding this position. All qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.