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Western Organization for People Living with AIDS/HIV

Megan Koch ‘22
Major: Molecular Biology

Megan Koch ‘22
Major: Molecular Biology

This summer, I worked as a remote intern and intern coordinator for the Western Organization for People Living with AIDS/HIV (WOPLAH). My primary responsibilities included applying for grants, coordinating meetings with the intern cohort and WOPLAH staff, and updating the website and other media platforms. My work as intern coordinator allowed me to provide support for other student interns and work as a primary point of contact for the Program Coordinator. The remote nature of this experience allowed me to learn technical skills including Zoom video conferencing and video editing. The flexibility of Edwin Wetowi, the Program Coordinator, and the other interns on the student intern team allowed the unavoidable remote nature of this internship to not interfere with a productive summer. I gained a new perspective on global health through my observations of this grassroots non-profit which allows community members to directly assess and address their local healthcare and advocacy needs.

The Western Organization for People Living with AIDS/HIV (WOPLAH)
Mumias, Kenya

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