Medical interns in Mexico help at an outreach alongside a local doctor.

Medical Work Experience Abroad


Take your learning to the next level by joining a medical internship abroad with us. We offer ethical programs, and you can choose which country you’d like to work in. 

On a medical volunteer program with us, you can expect to: 

  • Learn from local doctors, nurses, and professional healthcare workers
  • Participate in healthcare outreaches
  • Experience a healthcare system that is different to your home country
  • Learn about global healthcare issues
  • Meet interns from all over the world
  • Boost your resume with real-world medical work experience
  • Learn important medical skills, like checking vital signs or blood pressure  

We have a number of programs available. We offer: 

Our programs are flexible and we have professional in-country staff available to support you whenever you need it. 

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Join a Pre-Med Program in Peru
Medical Program for Pre-Med Students in Peru
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  • Price: $3,395 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $800 USD
  • Start Date: June and July
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: College student or recent graduate
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru
Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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  • Price: $3,175 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $600 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania
Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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  • Price: $3,175 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $600 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
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Is a medical internship abroad right for me?

Does medicine interest you? Have you dedicated the next few years to studying the human body? Do you want to help people while gaining clinical experience? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then an international medical placement is perfect for you. 

Having this kind of global health care experience will strengthen your resume and give you great discussion points in interviews and essays. It can also help pre-med students decide if they want to pursue a medical degree further. 

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. You can: 

  • Work at community outreaches and gain hands-on medicine experience
  • Give educational presentations to raise awareness of healthcare issues
  • Meet children, the elderly, and staff who will give you more insight into the local healthcare system  

We also have alternative placements if you want a hands-on internship but feel Medicine and Healthcare isn’t the right route for you. You can consider a Veterinary Medicine or Social Work internship. 

Medical interns in Tanzania listen to a doctor during a consultation with a woman

Summer Medical Internships

Our flexibility means we can help you plan a summer medical internship for periods as short as one week. Your summer internship will be filled with opportunities to learn, observe, and add clinical experience to your resume. 

We understand how busy life can be as a medical student, that’s why our medical volunteer programs allow you to choose: 

  • Start dates
  • End dates
  • A placement and country that interests you

Chat with our project experts about how we can make your medical internship abroad worthwhile.

What will I gain from a medical internship abroad?

On your trip, you’ll gain skills that will prepare you for the next stage of your education and career. Expect to: 

  • Enhance your global competencies like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
  • Gain more in-depth medical work experience than you might get in your home country. Concerned about how much you can benefit from your project if you don’t have previous medical experience? Read our blog about volunteering abroad without experience 
  • Develop the ability to work and empathize with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a global mindset
  • Boost your confidence from pushing past your comfort zone
  • Gain clinical experience by taking part in hospital volunteering, clinic, or outreach volunteer activities

Medical volunteering will enhance your resume and your personal development.

Why do Medical Internships matter?

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

All of our medical interns will also always take part in volunteer work abroad too. This is done through outreaches, and during community days. These days are aimed at uplifting local communities where we work.

Medical interns abroad check people’s blood pressure during an outreach in Nepal

How are our Medicine and Healthcare Internships different?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. You can be assured that your medical internship is ethical, well supported, and part of a better future. Here are just a few elements of our work that set it apart from other internships: 

Recording our work in a secure database 

We created a Global Impact Database so we can track the positive impact our programs have, including our medical projects. This is a secure and anonymous database that we use to identify specific areas of need. It allows us to use data to shape medical outreaches and health awareness programs. We can also monitor individuals we see often, report our results, and collect data for research. All of this work is guided by our Management Plans

Real work with trained professionals 

On our medicine and healthcare placements, 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 more insights into the frontline of medical care than in your home country.

A tailored approach

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

Our Medicine & Healthcare policy

We take the safety of our medical volunteers abroad 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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