Midwifery Internships Abroad
- Role: Observing local midwives and doctors perform births and provide pre-natal and post-natal care.
- Requirements: None for Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania; some related education for Jamaica, Mongolia, Morocco, Senegal; Spanish skills for Peru; French skills for Senegal, Togo; French or Arabic skills for Morocco. Interns must be a minimum of 18 years old to participate in Jamaica, Morocco, and Senegal.
Projects Abroad offers Midwifery internships throughout the world for those interested in gaining direct experience and learning about midwifery in developing countries. Whether you are hoping to get into the field or a trained professional looking for some work experience, you will return with many experiences in one of the hospitals and clinics that we work with.
Interning in Midwifery Abroad
In a developing country, medical institutions are often under-resourced and under-staffed. Facilities are basic and patients often travel long distances to attend appointments and give birth. You will witness difficult births, as well as complications that are not as common in North America, such as malaria and typhoid. You will also learn a lot from local midwives, who have to be resourceful working with limited facilities.
On your first day at the internship, a Projects Abroad staff member will introduce you to your supervisor and you will be given a work schedule. It is very important that you stick to your hours or give plenty of advanced notice if you wish to change them because from this moment on you will be part of a team. Your supervisor will be eager to know your skills and level of experience and what you will take on will be strongly influenced by this.
Of course, a Projects Abroad midwifery internship is not just about work. Once you finish for the day there are usually plenty of other Projects Abroad volunteers around to meet up with, and our staff will arrange regular social events for you to join in with if you wish.
“Knowing that this was the career I had in mind before coming to Mongolia, I was particularly interested in the cultural differences of the job and took note of each birth I witnessed during my time. As well as confirming that this was the job for me, the time I spent with the different teams at the hospital was absolutely incredible.”
Midwifery intern in Mongolia