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Physical Therapy Internships in Samoa

Overview
  • Placement location: Apia
  • Role: To help provide treatment for disabled children or injured patients
  • Requirements: Interns must be in their final year of physical therapy studies or training, or be qualified physical therapists
  • Types of placement: Centers for disabled children
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A Samoan patient receives treatment from a Projects Abroad intern

A Physical Therapy internship with Projects Abroad in Samoa is ideal for physical therapy students and graduates looking to gain experience abroad and use their skills to help others.

Our Physical Therapy internships in Samoa are based at centers for disabled children in and around Apia. There is a severe lack of qualified physical therapists in Samoa, which means that many disabled children and adults are not receiving the treatment they need. With your skills and knowledge, you will be able to make a positive impact on your patients’ lives and your efforts will be greatly appreciated by their caregivers.

Interns must be in their final year of physical therapy studies or be a qualified physical therapist to join this project. Your placement will be dependent on your area of specialty, so if you would like to work in sports physical therapy, you will need to be specialized or in the process of specializing in sports physical therapy.

Interning as a Physical Therapist in Samoa with Projects Abroad

A Projects Abroad Physical Therapy intern at work in Samoa.

We have a variety of placements for physical therapy interns in Samoa. You can be placed at Loto Taumafai or Fiamalamalama, which are centers for disabled children, or the Rugby Academy. If you have a preference, please let us know when you apply.

During your time on the Physical Therapy project in Samoa, you will work from Monday to Friday. You will have the weekends free to explore your surroundings and spend time socializing with other Projects Abroad volunteers.

If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills. Read more about the opportunities for skilled physical therapist in Samoa.

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