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GENERAL INFORMATION

Maroy Foundation's internship programmes is carefully crafted to offer a meaningful experience that aligns with personal development, awareness, and future career aspirations, particularly in the realms of social entrepreneurship and medicine within low and medium-income countries.

Education or Healthcare Track

  • Education (General) Internship: Tailored for students nearing the completion of their university education or those in the early stages of their professional journey.

  • Hospital Internship: Geared towards current and recent medical graduates, this internship provides hands-on experience in our flagship hospital.

Internship programs range from 2 weeks to 2 months, predominantly situated within the Foundation's Hospital and occasionally extending to our educational initiatives.

Whilst internships are unpaid, we prioritise supporting career development. They are designed with flexibility in mind, allowing students to seamlessly integrate their internships with their studies, part-time employment, and other commitments.

At Maroy Foundation, we view internships as a valuable investment in nurturing talent, providing participants with a platform to contribute to our mission, and concurrently empowering them with skills that extend beyond the duration of their internship.

 

We invite highly skilled and dedicated individuals to join us in this enriching experience, contributing to positive change in healthcare and social entrepreneurship.

INTERNSHIP SPECIFICS

Interns gain a unique opportunity with direct exposure to the dynamic work and management of Maroy Foundation, an innovative and impactful NGO. Education internships include participation in:

  1. Board Meetings: Attend and engage in our Board meetings, providing valuable insights into the day-to-day management of the Foundation.

  2. Writing and Editing Skills: Contribute to meeting summaries to enhance writing and editing skills, particularly in French.

  3. Community Engagement: Support community events and projects, fostering a sense of social responsibility and impact.

For Medical internships, Maroy Foundation Hospital offers Ministry of Health certified placement years for local medical students. Applications for placement training at Maroy Foundation Hospital should be made directly through your local University. We also offer learning opportunities for medical students seeking internships, providing a comprehensive experience from undergraduate to graduate levels.

  1. Applied Hospital Placement: The internship placement programme at Maroy Foundation Hospital, including opportunities within specialised departments, enable students to actively engage in real-world healthcare scenarios, mainly supporting children and families in need.

  2. Hands-On Participation: Students play a  role in various aspects of the hospital's operations, working closely with the Chief of Staff for Medical Affairs and our healthcare professionals to execute project components, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility and enhancing the student's learning experience.

  3. Observational and Training Opportunities: Interns have the chance to observe diagnostic and follow-up clinic appointments with clinicians, gaining valuable insights into patient care practices whilst also participating in a wide range of training opportunities to further develop skills and knowledge.

Additional Benefits

  • Visa Assistance: The Foundation will provide assistance with your visa application process.

  • Travel Contribution: Depending on circumstances, a contribution towards return flights may be offered.

  • Accommodation Subsidy: We will subsidise your accommodation in Bukavu, ensuring a comfortable stay during your internship.

  • Cultural Immersion: An assigned guardian will guide you through the city of Bukavu, facilitating immersion in the local Congolese culture outside of working hours.

Interns will be supervised, and their activities will be guided by their Project Director, ensuring a positive and mutually beneficial overall experience.

 

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing situation in eastern Congo, Maroy Foundation remains dedicated to providing a meaningful and enriching internship experience for all participants.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Prospective interns are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV): Provide a comprehensive CV outlining your educational and professional background.

  2. Covering Letter: Include a covering letter expressing your motivation for pursuing an internship at Maroy Foundation. Briefly describe your aspirations and how this opportunity aligns with your career goals.

  3. Letter of Reference: Submit one letter of reference, preferably from a faculty member, along with the contact details of the referee.

Language Requirements

  • Proficiency in French or English is essential.

  • Kiswahili is optional but considered beneficial.

Application Process: All received applications undergo review by the relevant Project Director. A select number of applicants will be invited for interviews, typically conducted via Zoom or Teams, before the successful candidate is offered the internship.

 

It is important for applicants to be available for a short digital interview.

International Applicants: Ensure compliance with visa requirements for the Democratic Republic of the Congo before submitting applications. Applications from individuals without the appropriate visa will not be accepted. We offer assistance with the visa application process. Please contact us at admin@maroyfoundation.com if you require assistance.

Application Submission: For any application queries, please use the space below or directly email your full application to careers@maroyfoundation.com.

 

We look forward to receiving your applications and appreciate your interest in contributing to our mission at Maroy Foundation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Maroy Foundation takes pride in our self-sufficiency in project execution, managing and overseeing initiatives independently. Regular impact tracking is a cornerstone of our commitment to transparency, ensuring accountability in all our endeavors. Our on-ground operations are led by a team of experienced professionals who handle day-to-day activities with dedication.

It is our policy not to substitute internship support for local personnel, preserving the authenticity of our workforce and community engagement. Additionally, we maintain a stringent Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection Policy, underscoring our dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of those under our care.

As an equal rights employer, we unequivocally reject discrimination based on race, religion, tribal affiliation, sexuality, national origin, gender, age, disability, or genetic information. This commitment creates an inclusive work environment where each employee is valued for their unique contributions.

At Maroy Foundation, we believe in fostering diversity and respecting the dignity of every individual. If you require further information, please feel free to address them directly or contact us at careers@maroyfoundation.com

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