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


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

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.

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

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to start planning your project

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