MEDICAL, DENTISTRY, PHYSIOTHERAPY,
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND COUNSELLING INTERNSHIPS
Future doctors, nurses, dentists and
specialists… With supervised projects around the world in
hospitals, health centres, rehabilitation units, care homes, dentist
surgeries, nutrition centres and more - we have an internship to
suit you. Level of experience and qualification required may vary -
some internships are suitable for graduates and others are well
placed for undergraduates or those with no previous medical
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Physiotherapy, Psychology, Counselling, Social Work.)
We hope you find
something below that suits you, but if you don't, please contact us
and we can probably arrange it for you, as we have for many others!
So give us a call on 1-603-574-4935 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd love to hear from you.
Give back to the
local rural community and at the same time gain valuable
medical work experience in a variety of tasks at the
Samraong hospital. The hospital aims to offer affordable
health treatment and has also recently introduced a free HIV
testing facility. Consequently they are inundated with
patients, which is not helped by the fact that they are
You'll be able to help by transferring your own knowledge
and you'll absorb new knowledge and information from the
medical staff and the hospital.
You should be either studying at University or qualified
Work in a private hospital that
also operates an NGO that focuses its efforts in 40
communities in the Okakoi Submetro of Accra. They raise
awareness about the prevention and management of Malaria,
TB, HIV and Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension
You'll be involved in the
day-to-day activities of the Hospital, observing the doctors
and nurses and increasing your own knowledge and
understanding of medical practice in Ghana Gain experience
in the day-to-day running of a law practice specialising in
Human Rights. You'll gain invaluable insight into human
rights through interesting cases and by taking on a wide
variety of tasks.
You should be either
planning to study medicine or a medical-related subject,
or currently studying medicine or related subject, or
working in a medical field
Gain experience in
a private dental practice in Madurai.
You'll help take care of the patients,
work with the dental hygienist and help with dental
counselling. You'll be exposed to Orthodontic, Endodontic,
Periodocntics, Oral surgery, implantology and lots more.
have the opportunity to go out with the mobile unit and
assist the team with educating the school children on the
importance of oral hygiene and teaching them preventative
measures. And more!
No qualifications required - anyone with a passion for
helping others is most welcome.
Generally, your day will start with accompanying the doctors
on ward rounds. You'll also be able to sit in on
doctor-patient consultations. You'll be assigned to a doctor
or nurse who will supervise you during each session.
One of the Hospitals we work with
has a substantial Pharmaceutical Department
where you will be able to work as part of your overall
You'll have more or less in-depth hands-on experience
depending on whether you're studying medicine, are
qualified, or have not yet started your studies.
Join this unique opportunity to work closely with children
of varying disabilities on a physiotherapy internship in
India. You'll work as an assistant to the existing
physiotherapist, helping her treat the children.
The centre is passionate and enthusiastic and the staff are
very eager to share their knowledge and time with you.
You don't need any
qualifications, but you will need to have an interest in
physiotherapy or be studying towards a physiotherapy degree
or related subject.
Gain Physiotherapy and/or
Occupational Therapy experience with physically disabled
children at a special unit in Auckland. You'll assist in a
unit that has a large number of children with physical
disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and
You'll work under the
guidance of the therapist at the unit helping her treat the
children. There may be some days where you will be in charge
of the children and set tasks by the unit's therapist. You
will also get the chance to work with the children in a
classroom environment and this will give you additional
experience in how to work with their disabilities and to
overcome these obstacles within education.
either be in your second year of study (or higher) or be
qualified in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.
organisation focuses on providing Counselling services to
people in need of support owing to emotional problems. These
can include marital and family stress, depression, mid-life
crisis, divorce counselling, HIV-related counselling,
conflict management and parenting.
The Society (FAMSA - Families South Africa) is very much
family orientated, serving to help resolve family problems
and disintegration. You'll learn a lot about all the areas
of counselling and social work that they deal with.
Please note that this is Work Experience/Volunteering,
rather than an formal Internship.
You should be studying, or be qualified in, Social Work,
Psychiatry, Psychology or Counselling, or a related subject.
Minimum age 21.
Gain excellent Medical Work
Experience at a typical Sri Lankan Hospital close to Ja-Ela.
Observe experts in your field and learn how they work in Sri
Lanka, where medical care can be different to the methods
practiced in other countries.
You'll shadow the doctors in
various departments in the Hospital. The hospital has 300
staff and currently 13 consultants. There are also many
departments with visiting specialists, thus giving you
Whether your main interest is
clinical or non-clinical sciences, you'll gain
need. If you have not specialised yet, you will be able to
gain an all-round experience of medicine.
required, but you should be intending to study medicine and
thus have a deep-seated interest in it.
This is an
excellent opportunity to work in a Clinic catering to a
rural community that sees over 1,200 outpatients per month.
You'll observe experts and learn how they work in Zambia.
The clinic is a full service
medical facility operating under the Ministry of Health.
They offer antenatal services as well as labor and delivery
and child health. They are a recognized HIV centre offering
ART (antiretroviral therapy) services, with over 600
patients receiving medicines.
They also provide community
based mobile ART and Home Based Care and are a referral
centre for the other rural health centres in the surrounding
be studying a medicine-related subject or be qualified.
is not an internship, rather it's about gaining experience
in medical work in Zimbabwe. Your biggest service will be
the manpower that you offer. You'll be able to get involved
in not only this clinic but others in the nearby area as
well. You do not need to be qualified in any
particular area. You'll assist qualified personnel in
weighing babies, reading body temperatures and blood
general cleaning and maintenance, and making
patients feel welcome and comfortable
You will also have the opportunity to do home visits
and maybe even night duty at the clinics!
Away from the clinic you will participate in health
education campaigns and national immunization drives.
project far surpassed my expectations and I was able to gain
hands-on experience in all areas of the Hospital. The staff were
very friendly and accommodating, and I was given access to stuff I
just would not have managed in the UK." Andrew Hamilton, South Africa,
CASE STUDIES AND REVIEWS:
Mary Carroll, Argentina,
“I gained more experience working in a medical environment than I
ever thought I would have. I was able to work in the lab, pharmacy,
wards, with the doctors, x-ray room, treatment room, surgery and on
the OPD! I learnt so much when out there and it was very useful to
be able to put what I learnt at university into practice! I
experienced how hospitals work in Ghana and what improvements are
needed out there for all patients to be able to get first class
treatment! I always wanted to work in a developing country when I
fully qualify as a doctor and this trip has increased that
I would definitely recommend this placement to any other student
wanting to get into medicine. It would suit someone who is outgoing,
sociable and prepared to work hard.
Craig Barrington, Medical Work
Experience A typical day: Up at 07.00, showered in the cold water! And
then had breakfast while watching BBC news 24 for half an hour. Left
for work to be there for 08.00 getting a taxi or walking if have
time. At work it’s a matter of signing in and then heading to the
department you are working in and letting them know you have
arrived. Work until around 12.30 before having an hour lunch break
and then work again until 16.00. After close spend about an hour
chatting to the staff and then head home. I then played cards with
some local guys and drank their homemade gin until the sun went down
and dinner was ready. The evening depended on whether we went out
for the night or stayed in. Bed was usually around 00.00-01.00. We
lived with the best family ever and couldn’t have asked to live
Hui Yiu Hong, Kenya, Medicine The 4-week experience in a local hospital in Kenya was an
unforgettable one. Working in an environment with constraints of
resources, I learnt to use every single piece of available clinical
information to formulate a diagnosis and the subsequent management
plan. The lesson reminded me instead of being an
investigation-result-analyzer; I am trained to evaluate patients as
a whole, starting from talking with and touching them. After all,
medicine is not only a science but also an art.”
“Diseases which are rarely seen in some parts of the world
(especially developed countries) e.g. malaria, sickle cell anaemia,
HIV etc., are being dealt with on a daily basis here in Kenya.”
Lianne Leung / Kenya / Medicine
“The 3 weeks have flown by. I'm going to miss it all a lot! My first
impressions of Mombasa were that all of the people here are so
lovely and friendly, and so much more relaxed. They enjoy life
regardless of their poor financial situations - it's really made me
realize and appreciate more what I have at home. The placement has
definitely confirmed how much I want to be a doctor, I love surgery
and going around the wards with the doctor - although everything is
mainly in Swahili they still explain for you. I'm going to miss
being here with amazing people. Thanks so much for making this
happen!” Sabeeta / Kenya / Medical
David McCaffer, Ghana, Medical “As far as the medical experience goes, there's only so
much textbooks can do for you. Just being here has increased my
knowledge tenfold and I've learnt new skills such as taking blood
and doing different lab tests etc. The diversity of what I'm doing
is definitely the top plus. This placement would suit somebody
interested in medicine, obviously, but really a caring person who
isn't afraid to just be a nuisance and ask plenty of questions about
what's going on around them, because the people here are more than
happy to answer them all.
You can't really describe this place
with a typical day, things are happening all the time! As far as
hours, the standard is 8am to 4pm with lunch whenever you want to
take it and going back to work after you've finished chatting with
the rest of the friendly staff. The administrator at the hospital
suggested doing 2 weeks in the lab, pharmacy, dentist and wards but
has no problem at all with you finding other staff members willing
to take you on for however long you like such as the xray, treatment
room & going round with doctors.”
Kate Malia, Ghana, Medical This placement has been rewarding work experience for me
and it has made me determined to get a qualification so that next
time I can truly work, rather that observe. For anybody wanting a
career in medicine this is an excellent opportunity and I would
recommend it. The doctors have been more that willing to explain
everything to me and along with everybody else, have been friendly
After spending some time with various
specialists we have spent the final 2 weeks of the placements with
GPs again. Everyone has been willing to have us observe and have
been keen to explain to us. The ENT specialist also invited us to
Korle Bu (the Government Teaching Hospital) where we observed
consultations and sat with medical students as they practised their
clinical skills both in consultation rooms and the wards.”
have just finished my medicine interviews and I cannot do justice to
how important my experience in India was to my application, so much so
that yesterday I received an offer from Manchester (where I really
wanted to go!). Not only this but my experience contributed to me
getting a job in the NHS.
My experience in a foreign healthcare
setting gave me something great to talk about in interview and as a
result I gained employment as a healthcare assistant (or auxillary
nurse) on a surgical ward, again something that impressed at
interview, and a job I am not sure I would have gained without my
Indian experience, especially when you consider how competitive job
applications in the UK are today!