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

Medical Work Experience for Year 10 and 11 Students

ORGANISED VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS PROJECTS THAT PREPARE YOU FOR A MEDICAL DEGREE IN AUSTRALIA

We understand that getting medical work experience as a student can be extremely difficult. We offer young people from secondary and senior secondary school a safe, guided experience into the world of medicine through our High School Special Projects. 

Our medical internships abroad 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 first-hand 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 project that benefits local communities. Furthermore, you’ll actively demonstrate your commitment to healthcare and helping people, which will help your university application stand out from the crowd!

“As soon as I turned 16 I started looking for work experience that would help me with my application [for a medical degree]. Projects Abroad came up with an amazing choice of fantastic countries that ran a two week special programme for Medicine, perfect!” - Medicine High School Special in Tanzania by Elena L

Choose a Medical Project for Teenagers

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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2,645 AUD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad interns at a clinic during our Dentistry internship for teenagers in Sri Lanka

From $3,345 AUD

Dentistry Internship in Sri Lanka for Teenagers
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Gain dentistry work experience in local hospitals and do health checks in local communities with a group your age

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • 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 $3,595 AUD

Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A training workshop on our medical internship for high school students in the Philippines

From $3,595 AUD

Medical Internship for High School Students in the Philippines
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Work with teenagers your age on medical outreaches and learn directly from local doctors

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • 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 $3,345 AUD

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
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Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad intern meets with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Mongolia

From $3,345 AUD

Medical Internship in Mongolia for Teenagers
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Gain medical experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • 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 $3,595 AUD

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • 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 $3,595 AUD

Medical Internships for Teenagers in Kenya
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Learn directly from doctors and nurses and do health checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A workshop on suturing during our Medicine internship for teenagers in Argentina.

From $3,695 AUD

Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers
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Travel to South America with a group your age and learn directly from doctors, while also studying Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

1300 132 831

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to start planning your project

At what age can you do work experience in a hospital?

Our opportunities for getting work experience in a hospital as a volunteer are open to people between the ages of 15-18. They are especially suited to students in Year 10 and 11.   

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 projects are ethical, and that we really help the local people we work with. 

Interested in learning more about our High School Special Projects’ work? Read our blog that tells you all you need to know about medical work experience programmes for young Australians in Year 10 or 11.   

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