Medical Internship Coordinator

Organization Name: Ministry of Health – Rwanda
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Role Overview

The Medical Internship Coordinator will work with key Ministry of Health (MOH) administrators, departments, and faculty members to development, initiate, and coordinate a medical internship program for medical school students.


Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R06-Nat
Role Function: Program / Project Management, Program Design / Program Planning, Teaching / Training / Curriculum Development
Issue Area: Education / Health Education


The goal of MOH is to provide and continually improve health services to the Rwandan population through the provision of preventive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare thereby contributing to the reduction of poverty and enhancing the general well-being of the population.


  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a viable internship program
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and administration to create policy and procedures for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of medical internships
  • Work alongside National Internship Committee, faculty, and academic departments to identify and promote internships for specific majors
  • Conduct training site visits to evaluate appropriateness and relevance of internships
  • Develop and revise internship policies and procedures
  • Identify, develop, and monitor current internship sites
  • Plan and conduct internship workshops and information programs
  • Develop an internship manual and promotional material and updates as needed
  • Research appropriate websites and resources to support the program
  • Assess the effectiveness of internship programs within MOH 
  • Assist and support health sector non-physician staff in capacity building processes 
  • Maintain database administration of non-physician capacity building for purposes of tracking
  • Monitor the implementation of National Internship Committee resolutions and report to the Committee
  • Serve as the secretary of the National Internship Committee

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, business administration, or human resources management
  • Demonstrated experience in a university environment working effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and/or administrators*
  • Must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills*
  • Proficiency in Windows applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (or other database programs)*
  • Familiarity with corporate and nonprofit human resource management, including an understanding of experiential education and career advising
  • Demonstrated experience researching and writing reports and other official documentation
  • Fluency in French
  • Project management skills
  • Must have superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent ability to communicate, facilitate team work, network, and negotiate in a flexible and empathetic manner 
  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organizational and managerial skills, and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and ethical boundaries with regard to guidelines 
  • Ability to respond professionally to common inquires and/or complaints from students, staff, employers, or community at large, regarding career programming and technology

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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