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

Medical Internships Abroad

Get medicine work experience that will give you a competitive edge in your career

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

On a global medical project 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 from your home country
  • Learn important medical skills, like checking vital signs or blood pressure
  • Meet interns from all over the world
  • Boost your CV with real-world medical work experience 

We also offer: 

Our projects 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: $3,595 AUD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $1,200 AUD
  • Start Date: June and July
  • Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
  • Age: College student or recent graduate
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal
Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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  • Price: $3,375 AUD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $750 AUD
  • Start Date: During school holidays
  • Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
  • Age: 15-18
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.
Medical Internship in Nepal
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  • Price: $2,270 AUD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $400 AUD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Stay: 1 week
  • Age: 16 or over
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Is a medical project overseas right for me?

Does medicine interest you? Or have you dedicated the next few years to studying the human body? Do you want to help people? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then a medical placement abroad is perfect for you. 

A medical internship with us will help you build a strong CV and will give you a lot to talk about in upcoming interviews. 

Local experts and Projects Abroad staff will be there to support you while you gain medical work experience abroad. Aside from working at your medical placement, there will also be opportunities to volunteer in the local community. You could: 

  • Work at community healthcare outreaches
  • Give educational presentations to raise awareness of healthcare issues
  • Meet patients and local staff who will give you more insight into the local healthcare systems  

We also have alternative placements if you want to conduct a hands-on internship but feel Medicine & 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

What will I gain from a medical placement abroad?

During your time abroad, you’ll gain skills that will prepare you for your next stage of education and career. Expect to: 

  • Enhance your soft skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organising, 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 empathise with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a global mindset
  • Boost your confidence from pushing past your comfort zone

Medical volunteering will enhance your CV, UCAS applications, 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 & 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 projects 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 programmes. 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 medical 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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