Interns examine a boy during a health screening outreach on one of our medical placements abroad.

Medical Internships Abroad

Get first-hand medical experience interning in disadvantaged communities.

A Medicine & Healthcare internship with Projects Abroad is a fantastic opportunity to get first-hand experience of global healthcare issues and deepen your understanding of health and medicine.


You can do your medical internship abroad in a hospital, medical centre or in care homes in a huge number of developing countries around the world. You’ll work with local staff to learn new skills while observing trained professionals. You can choose from a range of specialisms, including Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Midwifery, and many more.


If you’re considering a future in this field of work, a Projects Abroad internship will give you the skills and experience you need. You’ll build your confidence and understanding, and make sure that your CV really stands out.

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A local dentist treats a patient in Argentina as Projects Abroad dental interns observe for their Dentistry internship
Dentistry Internship in Argentina

From $2865

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Gain dental work experience while shadowing and learning directly from dentists at a paediatric hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern on a Dentistry Project in Ghana with local medical staff at a clinic.
Dentistry Internship in Ghana

From $2765

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Gain practical work experience by observing experienced dentists at a teaching hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A local child has his teeth checked by a student doing her Dentistry internship in Jamaica.
Dentistry Internship in Jamaica

From $3065

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Learn from local professionals and gain international work experience at a dental clinic

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A local child has his teeth checked by two students doing a Dentistry internship in Mexico.
Dentistry Internship in Mexico

From $2765

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Gain work experience by learning directly from dentists and participating in dental outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A child brushes her teeth outside a school during a hygiene workshop run by Projects Abroad Dentistry interns in Nepal.
Dentistry Internship in Nepal

From $2355

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Gain work experience by learning directly from experienced dentists in Nepal and participating in dental outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Dentistry interns and healthcare staff after completing a dental outreach and medical camp in Sri Lanka.
Dentistry Internship in Sri Lanka

From $3155

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Learn directly from dentists at a hospital and get involved with doing health checks during community outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Projects Abroad interns at a clinic during our Dentistry internship for teenagers in Sri Lanka
Dentistry Internship in Sri Lanka for Teenagers

From $2770

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Gain dentistry work experience in local hospitals and do health checks in local communities with a group your age

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Dentistry interns pose with a local healthcare staff member during their Dentistry placement in Tanzania.
Dentistry Internship in Tanzania

From $2765

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Learn from experienced dentists and observe complicated dental procedures up-close

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern gains dental work experience in Vietnam by teaching children how to brush their teeth during an outreach.
Dentistry Internship in Vietnam

From $2765

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Live in beautiful Vietnam and learn from experienced dentists at local hospitals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Is a medical placement abroad right for me?

If you want to learn more about health, medicine, and global healthcare issues, these are the internships for you. Our internships suit a wide range of skill levels. You could be just starting out, or looking to further your career.


Applying for medical school or another healthcare qualification? An internship will help you build a strong resume and will give you a lot to talk about in upcoming interviews.


Local experts and Projects Abroad staff will be there to support you while you gain medical work experience abroad. Aside from working at your placement, there will also be many opportunities to volunteer in the local community to give back.


We also offer Medical Electives for those already in medical school. If you want to conduct a hands-on internship but feel Medicine & Healthcare isn’t right route for you, you can consider a Veterinary Medicine or Social Work internship. Read our full list of programs for internships abroad.

A Projects Abroad intern shadowing doctors in a hospital on one of our medical placements abroad.

What are the benefits of a medical internship abroad?

Our medical placements abroad give you skills that prepare you for your next stage of education and career. This unique experience will give you a lot to talk about in future interviews.


Here are just some of the benefits our previous interns talk about:


  • Skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
  • Experience with diseases and conditions less common in your home country
  • An in-depth work experience you might not be able to receive in your home country
  • Developing a global mindset from working and empathizing with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Confidence from challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone

These benefits will enhance your resume, strengthening your future applications, and help you develop personally.


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Why does this internship matter?

Gaining medicine work experience abroad will bring you closer to a future working in your chosen field. We’re proud to support future talent who will bring vital skills to communities in need.

What sets Projects Abroad’s Medicine & Healthcare internships apart?


At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. Our internships are ethical and well supported. Here are some factors that set us apart:


We record our work in a secure database


We have a Global Impact Database to track the positive impact of our projects. It’s secure and anonymous and we use it to identify specific areas of need. The data we record helps us shape aspects of our work, like medical outreaches and health awareness campaigns. We also use it to monitor the progress of individuals, report our results and collect data for research. All this work follows our Management Plans.


Real work with trained professionals


As an intern, you’ll work alongside real healthcare professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, ask questions and hear more about their experiences. You’re likely to get greater exposure to the frontline of medical care than in your home country.


A tailored approach


We are often able to tailor your internship to suit your interests. You can work in more than one department or focus on one particular area, and experience outreach work in the local community.

Interns learn how to suture during a workshop as part of a medical internship abroad.

Our Medicine & Healthcare policy

We take the safety of our volunteers, interns, and the people they work with very seriously. That’s why we’ve put in place a comprehensive Medical Ethics Policy.

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