Summer Intership Photo1 SmallEnjoying the misty waterfall in the caves of Mt Elgon, medicine one of our weekend trips for the ELSA program.

Summer Internships at Elewana

The Summer Internship Position is a leadership role position (much akin to a camp counselor) for our visiting school groups and participants in our ESLA program. Interns are expected to both lead and participate in every aspect of a visiting school’s itinerary. When schools are not present, sickness interns will be engaged in preparing for the next group and/or office and field work as needed.  

Minimum Academic Requirements:

  • High School Graduate
  • Actively working toward higher degree

Hours and Time Commitment:

?While visiting schools or groups are present (typically throughout most of June July, site and part of August) : Daily Hours: 7:30am (in time to help set up breakfast and wake up students) to 10:00 pm (at the close of vespers and any other nightly activity needed in preparation for the next day).

Note: While schools are present, Interns are expected to remain and participate with the groups at all times, including church services and weekend trips to parks. The only exception will be the safaris to the Masai Mara, which Interns are not expected to attend.

While Schools and/or groups are not present:

?Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Interns are strongly urged to attend church if in Amagoro on a Sunday.

Summer Intership Photo2 SmallSummer Intern Wil Heflin watches the student debate at Moding High School.Specific duties and requirements:

While schools or groups are present:

  • Preparing Breakfast and waking up students
  • Leading evening reflection
  • Assisting with planning and preparation for following day’s activities
  • Attending student homestay/overnight
  • Attending and leading all weekend excursions, including visits to church and trips to game parks and other recreation areas. (excluding the trips to the Masai Mara)
  • Sharing all meals
  • Driving Elewana Vehicles as needed.
  • Overseeing and participating in all ?house chores.
  • Leading all activities during school ?partnership time, including Ice breakers, Songs/Dance, Service Projects, Guided Discussions, Sports

While schools or groups are not present

  • Assisting Site Coordinator and House Manager in Preparation for the next group
  • Office work as needed
  • Assisting with other workshops, trainings, seminars, or other functions that Elewana is involved in.
  • Driving for various functions
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Minor maintenance and repairs of mission house furniture and equipment
  • Cleaning


  • Interns live in a shared living quarters with access to a bathroom with hot, running water.
  • 3 meals a day will be provided.
  • Laundry will be done free of charge once a week.


  • Interns are asked to contribute $300/month (or $100/week, which ever is less) for assistance with room and board.  
  • Interns are required to purchase their own International and Domestic round trip airfares (Both in U.S. and Kenya ~Avg. $2,000).  Please see our FAQ section for further information on international travel
  • Interns are responsible for their own international travel documentation
  • Interns are responsible for their own medical needs: immunizations, medications and treatment.
  • Interns are responsible for their own cellular airtime, internet usage, snacks, and transportation (when not on a sanctioned Elewana excursion).

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Contact the Elewana Education Project using the phone number or email address below:

  • In the USA: +1 (304) 707-5499
  • In Kenya: +254 712638948, +254 710 102 536
  • In Elewana Office Amagoro Kenya: +254 718011889
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