A student doing a medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka checks blood pressure levels for a local woman.

Medical Internships Abroad for High School Students

ORGANIZED VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE YOU WITH COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS SKILLS

We understand that getting clinical experience as a high school student can be extremely difficult. We offer young people like you a safe, guided experience into the world of medicine through our High School Special programs.

Our summer medical internships for high school students focus on experiential education, so you learn by doing. You can expect to:   

  • Shadow doctors and other medical professionals in busy hospitals and clinics
  • Attend medical workshops and seminars
  • Get an insight into the healthcare challenges people face everyday
  • Participate in community healthcare outreaches that serve people in need
  • Learn essential medical skills like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels

You’ll be part of an ethical medical volunteer program that benefits local communities. Furthermore, you’ll actively demonstrate your commitment to healthcare and helping people, which will help your college or medical school application stand out from the crowd!

“I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, but hands-on experience in the US is hard to come by. So when I heard about Projects Abroad, I was ecstatic. I love travelling and experiencing new cultures, and Ghana seemed like a great place to do just that.” - Medicine High School Special in Ghana by Victoria G

Choose a Medical Program for Students

1-9 of 17 Projects

A workshop on suturing during our Medicine internship for teenagers in Argentina.

From $3,105 USD

Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers
See this project

Travel to South America with a group your age and learn directly from doctors, while also studying Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From $3,005 USD

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
See this project

Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2,205 USD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
See this project

Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

From $3,305 USD

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
See this project

Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania

From $3,005 USD

Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
See this project

Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
An intern working with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Kenya

From $3,005 USD

Medical Internships for Teenagers in Kenya
See this project

Learn directly from doctors and nurses and do health checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From $2,805 USD

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
See this project

Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Interns learn how to take people’s blood pressure readings as part of Public Health work for teenagers in Cambodia.

From $3,105 USD

Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Cambodia
See this project

Work with a group your age and get healthcare experience by doing health checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Students take part in a training activity at their Public Health placement for teenagers in Mexico.

From $3,105 USD

Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Mexico
See this project

Learn directly from healthcare professionals and do health checks and raise awareness of disease in local communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Load More

Need more help?

Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

(+1) 212 244 7234

or email:

to start planning your project

How old do you have to be to be an intern at a hospital?

Our hospital volunteer opportunities for high school students are open to people between the ages of 15-18.

High School Specials are designed specifically for young people by our qualified staff, and all activities are age-appropriate and safe. In addition, we ask all students to follow our code of conduct for medical volunteering. This policy helps us ensure that our programs are ethical, and that we really help the local people we work with.

Interested in learning more about our programs’ work? Read our blog that tells you all you need to know about medical internships for high school students.

Next Steps

Our accreditations