International Medical Internships in Romania
- PLACEMENT LOCATION: Brasov
- ROLE: To gain meaningful medical work experience while working alongside skilled and talented local staff
- TYPES OF PLACEMENTS: Day care center
- MAIN DEPARTMENTS: Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy
- REQUIREMENTS: Interns must have completed at least 1 year of medical related studies
- ACCOMMODATION: Host family
- LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 2 weeks
- START DATES: Flexible
A Projects Abroad Medicine internship in Romania is ideal for gaining a large amount of work experience and is a chance for you to help children in need. Medical interns in Romania are based in a day care center where they help with the treatment of children aged from 1 to 18 years old. The center receives about 30 children each day and they have a variety of conditions from treatable physical disabilities to Downs Syndrome.
The center offers a variety of treatments to the children including physical therapy, massage, educational programs, kinetotherapy, psychological treatment, and speech therapy. The center is eager to have up to four interns, with each intern specializing in one of the following areas: Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, or Psychotherapy. Please let us know which areas you would like to work in when you apply.
All interns joining a medical project in Romania should have at least a year of related studies or training and be at least 18 years old.
Intern Abroad in Medicine in Romania with Projects Abroad
On arrival you will be introduced to your supervisor. You will work closely with them and have regular meetings about treatment options, recovery methods, and procedures. Your exact role will depend upon your specific skills and experience. As an intern your initial role will be to shadow the local staff. If you show enthusiasm and a good level of knowledge, you could have a more direct role. You could help arrange and evaluate the patient’s treatment program, implementing new ideas and methods to aid their recovery.
Did you know? Those with special needs in Romania are at a particular disadvantage, due to a selective cultural bias regarding those with disabilities- this often results in a high level of orphaned or abandoned special needs children throughout Romania.
While interning in Romania, you will live with a local host family who will show you Romanian hospitality. You will be part of the Projects Abroad volunteer community and there will be plenty of other volunteers to explore the area with during your free time.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Romania Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.
Medical 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.
If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills volunteering abroad as a professional in Romania.
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.