A student doing her Midwifery internship abroad holds a new-born infant at a local hospital.

Midwifery Internships Abroad

Gain midwifery work experience abroad interning in disadvantaged local communities.

Join one of our Midwifery internships abroad and deepen your understanding of healthcare issues affecting mothers and newborns. You’ll get the opportunity to learn more about global midwifery practices while observing trained professionals at work.


You can complete your internship in the maternity ward of a general hospital, at a specialist maternity hospital, or at a local health centre. Wherever possible, we tailor your internship to your interests and level of experience, so that you can get the most out of your time overseas.


A Projects Abroad Midwifery internship will go a long way to preparing you for your future career in this field, providing you with relevant work experience. You’ll develop your own skills, knowledge and confidence, and boost your CV for future job or study applications.

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An intern from Projects Abroad is pictured holding a new born baby during her midwifery internship in Ghana.
Midwifery Internship in Ghana

From €2065

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Travel to Africa and observe the work of experienced midwives as they treat expectant mothers in a local hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Two students doing Midwifery internships in Peru test an infant's iron levels at a clinic.
Midwifery Internship in Peru

From €2505

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Gain work experience in a maternity ward and learn directly from local midwives and doctors

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
An expecting mother has a health check done by a Projects Abroad Midwifery intern in Sri Lanka.
Midwifery Internship in Sri Lanka

From €2355

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Gain work experience and learn directly from local midwives in different maternity units at hospitals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Gain midwifery work experience whilst on an internship with Projects Abroad and assist and learn from local doctors.
Midwifery Internship in Tanzania

From €2065

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Learn directly from midwives in the maternity department of a hospital in East Africa

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks

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A local doctor treats a pregnant woman at a hospital while a student doing her Midwifery internship abroad watches.

Is a Midwifery placement abroad right for me?

Our Midwifery internships are a great fit for people pursuing a career in midwifery. You can join as a student or as a graduate looking for a new challenge in a different environment. We have Midwifery placements abroad to suit all skill levels, whether you’re just starting out or want to further your career.


Our internships offer you the opportunity to gain midwifery work experience abroad by learning directly from local professionals. This is a fantastic way to give your CV an extra edge and help you stand out from other candidates. It can also enhance your study or job applications.


During your time abroad, you’ll be supported by a medical supervisor 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.

In most cases, you’ll also be able to take part in outreach work in the local community and give back while you learn.


For midwifery students, our Midwifery Electives are another great option. If you’re looking for more practical work that tackles community health issues, our Public Health internship may be a better fit. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Midwifery internship abroad?

Our Midwifery placements abroad give you the opportunity to gain international medical experience in a developing country.


Some of the benefits that our previous interns have talked about include:


  • Experience with diseases and conditions affecting mothers and newborns that you might not see in your home country
  • Soft skills such as communication, leadership, time-management, resilience, organisation, and teamwork
  • More in-depth work experience than you might receive back home
  • Developing a global mindset as you learn from and work with people of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Increased confidence as you broaden your horizons


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

Students doing Midwifery internships abroad enjoy spending time with local colleagues at a Tanzanian hospital.

How are Projects Abroad’s Midwifery 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.

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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