with Internship Program

The Afghan Elderly Association Internship Program exposes an individual to a nonprofit setting and allows them to develop and strengthen professional skills in a work environment. Our interns  will gain valuable hands on experience as they complete projects to support and maintain the organization’s high level of commitment to its evidenced-based programs. From this experience at the Afghan Elderly Association, interns are positioned to take important next steps toward building a successful career, continuing education and becoming responsible community leaders.  Interns are vital for AEA to enhance the wide range of services we provide for our seniors.


Intern Objectives include:

Gaining valuable new experiences and skills, becoming fully engaged in program projects, providing valued skills from a fresh perspective. Below are some of the internship opportunities available with the

Afghan Elderly Association.


Health Administration intern:

The ideal candidate will work under general supervision to perform data entry into the Alameda County HomeMeds medication software program. The intern will transfer client's medication collection forms onto the program. The ideal candidate will adhere to all HIPAA requirements. Completion of hours can be used for school credit/units as well.


Dari interpreter intern:

The role of the volunteer is to interpret medical discussions between the nurse and client at the client’s home. Often these clients are home-bound and want to assure that their health needs are met.

Publicity and Marketing Intern:

The Publicity and Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting the AEA With the upkeep of our social media platforms with weekly post with senior related articles.  Along with the publicity of our annual Mother's Day Event occurring in May.


Group Exercise Instructor:

We are seeking an exercise instructor to lead scheduled exercise classes designed to develop and maintain positive fitness levels for our senior population. This position is volunteer-based and will be once a week on Wednesdays, with alternating sites. We would prefer someone who has experience working with seniors and is CPR certified.


How much time do volunteers give?

Time commitment will depend on the volunteer opportunity and your availability. Regular weekly and one-day volunteer opportunities are both available.


**Prospective interns must have a cultural understanding of the Afghan community as well as fluency in Farsi or Pashtu unless otherwise stated. All internship/volunteer positions are unpaid.

Afghan Elderly Association

Address: 3300 Capitol Ave bldg B.

Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: 510.574.2059 or 510.574.2075

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