Join our medical internship in Nepal for teenagers and learn alongside other high school students with similar interests to your own. You’ll learn directly from doctors in different hospitals, and shadow them on their rounds. You’ll spend time in departments like physiotherapy, family planning, and oncology.
You’ll also get to sit in on lectures with local medical students at a teaching hospital. This will give you a deeper insight into a developing country’s medical practices. This is a fun, interesting way to add experience to your CV, which could help your future career.
In Nepal, you’ll live in a hotel in the Chitwan District with people your own age. When you’re not working, we’ve organised cultural and social activities to keep you busy, along with weekend trips. Be prepared to eat your weight in delicious Nepalese dumplings, and visit places like the Chitwan National Park! Throughout it all, our staff will be by your side.
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
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
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organised weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I be doing during this Medicine internship for high school students?
You’ll rotate through various hospitals in the Chitwan District. There is a wide scope for you to observe and learn while you are in Nepal. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:
- Observe the work of professional medical staff as you rotate through several different hospitals
- Attend lectures at a teaching hospital that will help you improve your basic medical skills
- Experience life in Nepal while learning more about the country’s history and culture
- Form lifelong friendships with other high school interns with similar interests
At our Medicine Placements for high school students in Nepal, your work will be split into four areas:
Observe the work of professional medical staff as you rotate through several different hospitals
Since this internship is mainly observational, you’ll have the opportunity to shadow medical staff in many different departments. By doing so, you’ll be exposed to many different fields of medicine, which may even influence the direction you’ll take with a specialisation someday. A few of the medical fields you’ll learn about include:
- Family planning
- Eye health
- Cancer treatments
Attend lectures at a teaching hospital that will help you improve your basic medical skills
To help you prepare for a future in medicine, you’ll sit in on lectures at a teaching hospital. You’ll join local medical students to see what it will be like once you start studying. These lessons will build your practical medical knowledge, and teach you basic medical skills.
Experience life in Nepal while learning more about the country’s history and culture
Your supervisors have put together an itinerary that is the perfect balance between medical work experience and adventure. They will accompany you throughout your stay and ensure you get to see more of what Nepal has to offer before you leave. You’ll get to see a few of the famous national parks, visit traditional buddhist temples, and learn how to cook Nepalese dumplings.
Form lifelong friendships with other teenagers with similar interests
The teenagers who join this project are usually there for the same reason. They want to learn more about the medical field and decide if they want to become doctors. You can use this common factor to get to know one another. This is a great way to meet people your age from all over the world. Who knows, you may find yourself building friendships that last a lifetime!
Where in Nepal will I be working?
You’ll be based in the Chitwan District, where some of the best medical institutions in Nepal can be found. Here, you’ll shadow and observe qualified medical staff as you rotate through various hospitals. You’ll also get to sit in on lectures at a teaching hospital.
Although one of the more developed cities in Nepal, Chitwan still has many rural areas. A large portion of it is covered by lush green forest. Being particularly rich in fauna and flora, it comes as no surprise that Chitwan is home to Nepal’s first national park. The park is home to animals like Bengal tigers, rhinos, and mugger crocodiles.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
Nepalese doctors and surgeons go out of their way to educate you, to listen to you, to speak to you and inspire you.
Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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