Physical Therapy Internships in Romania
- Placement location: Brasov
- Role: To assist local staff with the care of babies, children, and adults
- Types of placements: Day care center and foster home
- Requirements: Interns must have completed at least one year of Physical Therapy related studies or training
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
The Projects Abroad Physical Therapy internship in Romania is in need of interns to assist in a demanding but rewarding environment. The project is based in one of two centers that care for children and adults with disabilities.
One of the placements we can offer is at a foster home for children with severe disabilities. Many of the children are confined to cots and are desperately in need of attention and stimulation. While there is a qualified physical therapist, this placement is suited to those who are more experienced and are happy to work independently. The second placement is a day care facility for children and adults with varying levels of disability.
Both placements can be emotionally challenging and interns should be prepared to see patients with advanced illnesses, severe disabilities, and incurable diseases.
All Physical Therapy interns must be aged 18 years or older and should have at least a year of related studies or training.
Interning Abroad as a Physical Therapist in Romania with Projects Abroad
Physical Therapy interns work closely with their project supervisor who is a local qualified physical therapist. At first you will observe the procedures and in time, depending on experience, you will be able to assist with the exercises.
While interning in Romania you will live with a local host family and be exposed directly to traditional Romanian culture. On weekends, you can explore the wonders of the region with the Projects Abroad volunteer community.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Romania Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.
In one sense, it was great because I learned so much about physical therapy, disorders, and rehabilitation methods. On the other hand, the time I spent with the children, the smiles we shared, the games we played all changed me for the better. These two month haves left me with no doubt that I want a future career in physical therapy. Read more...
Physical Therapy internships in Romania are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.
Interns seeking a different cultural experience have the option of participating on a more unique project for one week at the end of their project. For more information, please visit the Classical & Medieval Archaeology in Romania page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.