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The SOTENI Bridge program (student internships) is designed to train volunteers who desire careers or life experiences in international development. SOTENI has provided the Kenyan experience to thirty-seven students from around the world. Twenty-six students have been volunteer/interns in our Cincinnati office.
Interns in Cincinnati work on projects that advance the strategic goals of SOTENI International. Projects can include fund-raising, volunteer management, grant writing, and other administrative functions.
Interns in Kenya work primarily in rural settings and provide support to the community and its leaders. The interns also learn about the rich cultures of Kenya while sharing their own gifts, experiences, and insights.
SOTENI's goal is to enable interns to be AIDS-prevention advocates in both Kenya and their home countries.
Above all, the program demonstrates the principle of interdependence. Interns work side by side with Kenyans to achieve the goals set by the four Villages of Hope.
The first step in securing an internship whether it be for Kenya or Cincinnati, is to submit a resume (curriculum vitae, or CV). To help us get to know you better, we also ask that you respond to the following statements.
We are open to ideas from you about how best to use your skills, energy, and resources.
Applying for an Internship
Please complete the following statements.
(Please indicate the period you are available, how long you are interested in volunteering/interning, and if you are interested in working in Kenya or the United States.)
Your application will be reviewed once we receive the answers to the previous questions, your CV and, for applicants to the Kenya Interns program only, a $25 nonrefundable application fee. Please include contact information with your response. SOTENI will confirm receipt of your application by email. An interview by phone or face-to-face might be requested. SOTENI, a small nonprofit organization, is not able to offer paid internships in most cases. To intern abroad, you must be at least 18 years of age. We accept payment for the Kenya Interns application fee by check or through PayPal.
Major Steps in Process
Expectations for Interns Working in Kenya
Intern fees are based on your length of stay. Here are a couple of examples:
Note: Actual intern fees may vary due to cost fluctuations in Kenya.
SOTENI makes air reservations for the intern's round-trip travel from Cincinnati to Nairobi, which the intern must reimburse in advance of departure.
Interns can visit Omprakash for information on obtaining funding for their trip.
Responsibilities of Intern
Responsibilities of SOTENI International
Responsibilities of SOTENI Kenya
Please contact us for more information.