Our internships in Public Health can help you cross two accomplishments off your list. Firstly, you get relevant clinical experience to support your education and career in the United States. Secondly, you give back by bringing crucial healthcare services to developing communities.
This is how to get experience in Public Health with Projects Abroad:
- Work in clinics, community centers, or schools (we also do home visits in some countries)
- Learn essential medical skills, like how to measure blood pressure and sugar levels
- Use your clinical skills to conduct basic health checks
- Raise awareness of disease and other health issues during educational campaigns, like how to prevent the spread of Dengue Fever in the Philippines
- Get a deeper insight into healthcare practices and challenges in developing countries
All our global health opportunities are safe, supportive, and ethical. Our staff are there when you need them, and all of your work is supervised by a healthcare professional. Best of all, the work you do has long-term benefits for the people you treat! For example, if you do a blood sugar test that leads to a diabetes diagnosis, we refer the patient for further treatment and monitor their progress at future outreaches.
Choose a Public Health Program
1-3 of 12 Projects
Take a Gap Semester in GhanaSee this project
- Fixed dates throughout the year
- Anyone aged 18-22 can join
- From 1 week
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in MexicoSee this project
- Fixed dates during school break
- This project is only for 15-18 year olds
- From 2 weeks
- From $3,105 USD
I learned how to correctly obtain a patient’s blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and we practiced these skills several times a day leading up to the mobile clinic.
Public Health Internship in Belize
As well as conducting the surveys for the programme, I was also able to help out at different events across the community including vaccination clinics for babies and small children. At these clinics I measured the length and weight of the babies and was also allowed to give oral polio vaccinations to those who needed it.
Public Health Internship in the Philippines
We needed baseline statistics so we designed a house-to-house sanitation questionnaire and were accompanied by our coordinator who translated and the Chef du Quartier.
Public Health Internship in Madagascar
Summer Public Health Internships Abroad
Our programs run throughout the year, so you can easily do a healthcare internship in the summer. On our Flexi Trips, which are perfect as global health internships for undergraduates, you can choose your own travel dates. This means you decide when to arrive and how long your internship will be. On a High School Special, you arrive and leave on set dates, so you’ll always be with a group.
If you’re organizing an international health summer internship at the last minute, read more about how we facilitate trips on short-notice.
What will I gain from health internships abroad?
Our global health volunteer programs help you prepare for the next stage of your education and career by doing something exciting and completely different. You’ll get invaluable clinical experience for your resume, which will help you stand out from the crowd and drive your professional development.
You’ll also gain other advantages, such as:
- Develop global competencies like teamwork, communication, resilience, leadership, time-management, organization, and planning
- Observe diseases and conditions that aren’t as common in your home country
- Increase your self-confidence as you push past your comfort zone
- Hone your ability to empathize and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds
- Experience a more in-depth internship than you might have back home