If you want to volunteer with Doctors without Borders, but don’t meet their requirements or can’t commit to a long-term program, Projects Abroad is the perfect alternative.
We’re not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders, but there are similarities and differences between us. You might be wondering what to expect from our medical programs, and how they compare with Doctors Without Borders programs. We explain this in greater detail below.
Doctors without Borders is a medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency medical aid to people affected by:
- Armed conflict
- Natural disasters
- Exclusion from healthcare
The organization recruits medical and other professionals to care for and treat people in crisis around the world.
Projects Abroad has a different focus. Our medical programs are built around experiential education for undergraduate, pre-med, and medical students. We offer:
- Internships where you learn directly from doctors in medical facilities like hospitals and clinics
- The opportunity to add real-world, clinical experience to your resume
- The chance to learn about medical practices and treatment methods in developing countries
- An ethical experience where your work is always supervised by professionals and guided by our Medical Ethics Policy
Interested in Doctors without Borders volunteer opportunities, but only have a limited time available, or fall short on meeting the requirements? Our medical programs are ideal for:
If you’re looking for programs like Doctors without Borders related to specific medical fields, take a look at our Medicine Internships in:
See a full list of our medical internships abroad.
"This project provided excellent insight into the importance of community health as we were able to view, firsthand, several health issues and the impact of these issues not only on an individual level, but also on a community level as well." Amanda H, Public Health in Ghana
How to work for Doctors without Borders
If you want to volunteer with Doctors without Borders, but cannot meet the requirements, Projects Abroad is the perfect alternative.
We can help you get the clinical experience you need to pursue a medical degree or further your career. Our programs could be the stepping stone you need to meet your goal of working with an organization like Doctors without Borders in the future!
"I came into my medical placement knowing nearly nothing about medicine other than the fact that I wanted one day to work in the field, and I left knowing exactly what branch of surgery I want to specialise in." Jose L, Medicine in Mexico
Summer Internships similar to Doctors without Borders
Summer is the perfect time of year to volunteer abroad or do an international internship, and have a similar experience to what Doctors without Borders offers. With Projects Abroad, you can combine summer travel with clinical work for the ultimate medical experience overseas.
To find a medical program that matches your interests and goals, speak to one of our Project Experts today!
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Medical Internship in PeruSee this project
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 18 or over can join
- From 4 weeks
- From $3,460 USD
Medical Internship in Peru for TeenagersSee this project
- Fixed dates during school break
- This project is only for 15-18 year olds
- From 2 weeks
- From $3,005 USD