Interns examine a boy during a health screening outreach on one of our medical placements abroad.

Medical Internships Abroad

Get first-hand medical experience interning in disadvantaged communities.

A Medicine & Healthcare internship with Projects Abroad is a fantastic opportunity to get first-hand experience of global healthcare issues and deepen your understanding of health and medicine.


You can do your medical internship abroad in a hospital, medical centre or in care homes in a huge number of developing countries around the world. You’ll work with local staff to learn new skills while observing trained professionals. You can choose from a range of specialisms, including Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Midwifery, and many more.


If you’re considering a future in this field of work, a Projects Abroad internship will give you the skills and experience you need. You’ll build your confidence and understanding, and make sure that your CV really stands out.

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Projects Abroad male intern waits to examine patients at a medical outreach in Kenya.

From €1,845

Medical Internship in Kenya
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Gain medical work experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A student doing a Nursing internship in Ghana with Projects Abroad treats a local woman during a medical outreach.

From €2,065

Nursing Internship in Ghana
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Learn from nurses in different hospital departments and do health checks during medical outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Gain physiotherapy work experience in Nepal and help local children and adults whilst on an physiotherapy internship with Projects Abroad.

From €1,320

Physiotherapy Internship in Nepal
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Gain work experience in Nepal by observing physiotherapists in hospitals and rehabilitation centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From €1,620

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
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From €2,070

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

  • From 2 weeks
Interns learn how to take people’s blood pressure readings as part of Public Health work for teenagers in Cambodia.

From €2,295

Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Cambodia
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Work with a group your age and get healthcare experience by doing health checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A local dentist treats a patient in Argentina as Projects Abroad dental interns observe for their Dentistry internship

From €1,895

Dentistry Internship in Argentina
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Gain dental work experience while shadowing and learning directly from dentists at a paediatric hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
An intern on a Dentistry Project in Ghana with local medical staff at a clinic.

From €1,845

Dentistry Internship in Ghana
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Gain practical work experience by observing experienced dentists at a teaching hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A local child has his teeth checked by a student doing her Dentistry internship in Jamaica.

From €2,315

Dentistry Internship in Jamaica
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Learn from local professionals and gain international work experience at a dental clinic

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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Is a medical placement abroad right for me?

If you want to learn more about health, medicine, and global healthcare issues, these are the internships for you. We have opportunities to suit a wide range of skills levels, whether you are just starting out, or looking to further your career and broaden your horizons.


If you’re thinking about applying for medical school or a healthcare qualification, these internships will help you build a strong CV and perform well in interviews.


While you gain medicine work experience abroad, you’ll be well supported by local experts as well as Projects Abroad staff. Many of our interns don’t have previous experience in their chosen field, so you can start at a level you’re comfortable with. There is also the opportunity to take up volunteering work in the community you’ll be based in, so you can give back while you learn.


If you’re already studying medicine at university, we offer Medical Electives. If you’re interested in a hands-on internship abroad but feel Medicine & Healthcare isn’t the right route for you, you may be interested in our Veterinary Medicine internships or Social Work internships. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

A Projects Abroad intern shadowing doctors in a hospital on one of our medical placements abroad.

What will I gain from a medical internship abroad?

Our medical placements abroad give you skills that prepare you for your next stage of education and career. You’ll also get a unique experience that you can talk about at interviews.


Here are just some of the benefits that our previous interns talk about:


  • Soft skills like: teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organising, planning, and time management
  • Experience from diseases and challenges you might not face in your home country
  • More in-depth work experience that you might get in your home country
  • The ability to work and empathise with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
  • Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone

All of the above will enhance your CV, UCAS applications, and your personal development.


You can choose to specialise in medical fields such as:


Why does this internship matter?

Gaining medicine work experience abroad will bring you closer to a future working in your chosen field. We’re proud to support future talent who will bring vital skills to communities in need.

How are Projects Abroad’s Medicine & Healthcare internships different?


At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. You can be assured that your internship is ethical, well supported, and part of a better future. Here’s just a few elements of our work that set it apart from other internship programmes:


Recording our work in a secure database


We created a Global Impact Database so we can track the positive impact our projects have. 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 internships, 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 your 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.

Interns learn how to suture during a workshop as part of a medical internship abroad.

Our Medicine & Healthcare policy

We take the safety of our volunteers, interns, 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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