Project C.U.R.E. Medical Leadership Internship
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by matching medical supplies and modern equipment with facilities in need, to empower doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Project C.U.R.E. operates distribution centers in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. The organization collects excess supplies and medical equipment from hundreds of U.S. hospitals, clinics and medical manufacturers, giving them the opportunity to redirect their surplus in an environmentally friendly way. Thanks to the dedication of nearly 20,000 volunteers nationwide, three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses every week. Today, Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment to healthcare facilities in more than 130 countries. Project C.U.R.E.is consistently ranked as one of the most cost-effective nonprofits in the U.S., operating on just 1.9% administrative overhead. For information on Project C.U.R.E. visit Projectcure.org
Intern Program Overview:
Project C.U.R.E.’s Internship Program provides undergraduate and post grad students the opportunity to learn about global healthcare and the non-profit sector while gaining hands-on experience at our Houston Distribution Center. Interns develop both professionally and personally as they contribute to Project C.U.R.E.’s mission: to identify, solicit, collect, sort and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. Project C.U.R.E.’s Internship Program is a professional opportunity requiring a high level of commitment from program participants. Interns will report directly to and work under the close supervision of the Director of Operations.
Project C.U.R.E. needs talented students to learn our sorting systems and supervise volunteers. Would you like to work alongside and train with our physicians, nurses, biomedical engineers other and professional team leaders? This is a great way to gain exposure to various medical supplies and equipment while honing your communication and leadership skills. In addition to leading our general volunteers, interns are encouraged to explore and lead specific projects based on their interests.
We welcome applications from medical students, nursing students, and pre health majors.
We accept applications year-round.
Minimum Time Commitment: 160 hours per semester (180 during summer).
Scheduling is flexible.
Please send resumes and Cover Letters to Houston@ProjectCURE.org