Do a Public Health internship in Mexico this spring break and work alongside healthcare professionals on community outreaches. This is a great way to add practical medical experience to your resume, which can help your career.
During your time on our Public Health Spring Break Trip, you’ll:
- Assist with basic health checks for people in local communities
- Raise awareness around key healthcare issues affecting the community
- Attend medical workshops to learn the skills necessary for outreach work
- Attend a medical Spanish lesson
In Mexico, many people do not have regular access to medical care and there’s also a need for more education about public health concerns. As a volunteer, you can make a difference and provide important services to the community by helping with community-based medical outreach work and public health campaigns.
The majority of your time will be spent working in disadvantaged areas on the outskirts of Guadalajara where there’s often little or no access to healthcare services. You’ll also work in schools or childcare centers helping provide medical care and education.
While you don’t need to have previous medical experience to contribute, this project is best for pre-med students building a resume for medical school. If you’re studying in healthcare fields such as nursing and community health and want to volunteer in a Spanish-language environment this is a great opportunity.
When you apply you only pay $295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on (+1) 212 244 7234 to see if we can offer a discount.
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Mexico > Public Health
Fixed dates during spring break
Guadalajara (Read More)
Host family Read More
Anyone aged 18 or over can join
What's included in the price?
Travel and medical insurance
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Food (three meals a day)
Airport pick-up and drop-off
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Transport to and from your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Access to our local office with internet connection
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
A cultural awareness course
Organized weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Where will I work in Mexico?
This project is based in and around the city of Guadalajara.
In our opinion, Guadalajara is one of the most beautiful inland cities in all of Mexico. The city consists of long, winding cobblestone streets, lush natural surroundings, and a dry tropical climate.
Most of your work during this spring break project will take place in local disadvantaged communities. Healthcare facilities in Guadalajara are generally well-equipped. However, access to quality healthcare remains inconsistent. Despite efforts to improve healthcare for citizens, there are still services limited only to people who can afford it.
What impact will I make in Mexico?
The aim of this internship is to give high school students like yourself the opportunity to assist the community through basic healthcare services.
You’ll be helping to provide much-needed care to people in remote communities. Healthcare facilities are few and far between in the rural outskirts of Guadalajara. The work you do during outreaches will help improve access to basic healthcare for disadvantaged groups. It also makes it easier for people to monitor their health and get treatment if needed.
In the process, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in healthcare.
Join our Public Health Spring Break Trip in Mexico today, and support communities by providing basic medical care.
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