If you are interested in nonprofits, health care administration and public health programs in developing countries, we have opportunities for you in Armenia to work and learn, to help the people of Armenia and to see the country at the same time. Administrative Internships run four to six weeks or longer in length and each is individually designed to meet your particular needs. Volunteers pay their own expenses for airfare, lodging and food.
As an Administrative Intern, you will work with the EyeCare Project staff in their Yerevan Office doing a variety of tasks that fit your skills and experience. In addition, you will join the staff as they visit schools, nursing homes, soup kitchens and polyclinics — anywhere and everywhere they are needed. Interns select one of several areas and work with a staff member — or they may split their time and work in more than one area depending on their interests and the needs of the organization at the time. These areas include marketing and public relations; monitoring and evaluation; program design and development; and general health care administration. Though not required, knowledge of Armenian and Russian languages is helpful.
If you would like to apply for an EyeCare Project Administrative Internship, please E-mail us at Volunteer@eyecareproject.com and include a letter of introduction. Attach your resume and a one-page statement on why you would like to be an Administrative Intern in Armenia. We look forward to hearing from you!
To learn more about what your Administrative Internship would be like, read the story of Lisa Giragosian, a former AECP Summer Intern, who spent one month working with the Armenian EyeCare Project in Yerevan.
Volunteer Expenses: Travel, Lodging and Food, Other
Volunteers are responsible for all of their arrangements and expenses while in Armenia including transportation, housing, and food. All volunteers are responsible for arranging their plane fare to Armenia and transportation while in Armenia. Physicians on Medical Missions typically stay in a local hotel as a group. Medical Observership and Administrative Internship volunteers usually rent an apartment or stay with a local family, depending on how long they will be in Armenia. Our staff in Armenia can help you find housing by providing a list of hotels and apartments for rent. There are many lodging options in Yerevan and most are inexpensive. Volunteers should have the funds to cover all of their food, cab fare and other expenses while in Armenia..
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