Volunteer Medical Internships Abroad
- Role: Observing local professionals and performing routine tasks in various departments at hospitals, clinics, and community outreach programs.
- Requirements: None in most cases. Varies by project and destination.
Interning on a Medicine & Healthcare project in a developing country is invaluable preparation for a career in general medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or nutrition. We have medical internships to suit people of all levels of qualification and experience.
Medical Intern Abroad
All medical interns will receive the same unrivalled support from our staff in your home and destination countries. We will work with you to find an internship abroad that suits your level of experience. When you arrive at your destination, we will meet you at the airport and give you a comprehensive induction of your local area, including meeting your host family and getting you acquainted with where you will be living and working. Once you start work, we will meet regularly with you and your supervisor and are always available both inside and outside of normal working hours.
Students enrolled in medical school or other health sciences degree programs can choose to do an Elective abroad with Projects Abroad.
Throughout the year Projects Abroad offers free webinars, or virtual open houses, presented by the US and Canadian offices. See when the next Medical Project Webinar is scheduled.
You can also view a previously recorded Medicine and Healthcare webinar:
Group Medicine & Healthcare Projects for High School Students
For teen volunteers, Medicine & Healthcare projects are available as Medicine & Healthcare High School Special programs. High School Specials are designed for volunteers aged 16-19 to join a group of their peers working together under the guidance of our local staff.
Volunteering Abroad for Medicine & Healthcare Professionals
If you are a professional and want to put your skills to use on a Medicine & Healthcare project, Projects Abroad has placements for skilled and qualified volunteers. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organizations' needs. Please visit the Medicine & Healthcare Projects for Professionals section for more information.