Midwifery Internships Abroad
- Role: Observing local midwives and doctors perform births and provide pre-natal and post-natal care.
- Requirements: None for Ghana, India, Jamaica, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania; some related education for Morocco, Senegal; Spanish skills for Mexico, 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, Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, and Sri Lanka.
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.
“I have been living and working in Sri Lanka for six weeks now and I work at the Chandrasekara Home in Moratuwa. Each day at work brings new challenges and rewards - experiences and adventures I will never forget. It is very hard work, both physically and mentally, but I am working with some of the kindest, most special children not just in Sri Lanka, but anywhere.”
Volunteer in Sri Lanka