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17-215: Intern - Emergency Field Hospital
Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Emergency Response Team
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
Intern – Emergency Field Hospital Intern
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The Intern – Emergency Field Hospital will assist the Emergency Field Hospital Manager and the Emergency Response Unit in achieving the World Health Organization’s Minimum Standards for Emergency Medical Teams. The intern will learn how International Medical Corps’ Emergency Field Hospital operates and will learn how to develop Standard Operating Procedures based on the hospital and its mission. S/he will learn how to update and maintain the documents associated with the hospital, including Duty of Care SOPs and the WHO Certification packet.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Learn the processes of the Emergency Field Hospital development, maintenance, and deployment
• Learn procedures of deployment and simulation
• Learn how to provide general backstopping and support for the Program Manager supporting the field hospital
• Learn to edit, review and/or draft program reports, program proposals, and concept notes
• Learn how to update the grants files;
• Learn by attending meetings as related to program.
Compliance & Ethics
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these standards to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Skills & Requirements:
• Masters level student or recent graduate in Public Health, Humanitarian Aid, or other related field
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Strong initiative and interest in learning about international emergency response
• Work or volunteer experience in International Development or Emergency Response preferred
• Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
• Must have exceptional people skills
• Willingness to follow all instructions, policies and procedures