A Projects Abroad intern meets with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Mongolia

Medical Internship in Mongolia for Teenagers

Gain medical experience by learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during outreaches

Join our medical internship in Mongolia for teenagers and gain work experience by shadowing doctors in hospitals. We’ll teach you about different diseases and conditions, and how to diagnose and treat them. You’ll build your practical medical knowledge, which will help your CV stand out in applications and interviews.


You’ll also learn basic medical skills, like how to measure blood pressure, clean and dress minor wounds, and how to administer CPR. You’ll use some of these skills to help people at outreaches. This is important work, as these communities have little to no access to healthcare. 


You’ll live and work in the busy city of Ulaanbaatar with a group of teenagers your age. When you’re not working, our staff have organised plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with an exciting weekend trip. Throughout your trip, Projects Abroad staff will be by your side.

When you apply you only pay €295, which comes off the total price.

Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 021 234 8002 to see if we can offer a discount.

Project Overview

Start Dates:

Fixed dates during school holidays

Minimum Duration:

Two Weeks

Placement Location:

Ulaanbaatar (Read More)

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation Read More

Requirements :

This project is only for 15-18 year olds

What's included in the price?
  • Accommodation

  • 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?
  • Flights

  • Visa costs (where applicable)

Is a Medicine internship in Mongolia for teenagers right for me?

If you are a teenager thinking about a career in medicine, then our Medicine High School Special in Mongolia is for you!


You’ll gain medical work experience as you observe doctors in a hospital setting, and assist them during community outreaches. This will add value to your CV, and give you unique, interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews.


You don’t need experience to join us. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, and Projects Abroad staff are there to guide and support you every step of the way.


This High School Special runs over fixed dates in the summer and follows a set itinerary with social activities and a weekend trip added. You pick the dates that fit your schedule. You’ll work and explore Mongolia with a group, along with constant supervision from our staff.

Teenagers at the hospital where they'll spend their medical internship in Mongolia

What will I be doing during the Medicine internship for high school students?

In Mongolia, you’ll shadow doctors at hospitals and get practical experience at community outreaches. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:


  • Shadow and observe doctors and nurses on their rounds at a local hospital
  • Attend medical training workshops and learn basic healthcare skills
  • Complete basic health checks during a community outreach, under the supervision of medical staff
  • Experience Mongolian culture and explore with interns your own age

At a Medicine placement in Mongolia for high school students, your work will be split into four areas:


Shadow and observe doctors and nurses on their rounds at a local hospital


There are many hospitals in the city, each of varying sizes. You’ll have the opportunity to work in several of them. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses at each of these hospitals. They’ll teach you about the diseases and conditions you’ll see, and explain how they diagnose and treat them. We encourage you to ask questions and take notes about what you see.


Attend medical training workshops and learn basic healthcare skills


As part of your project, we have organised training sessions for you and the other interns. During these sessions, you’ll learn basic medical skills. You’ll be taught how to:


  • Measure blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Clean and dress minor wounds
  • Prepare injection
  • Perform basic CPR


Complete basic health checks during a community outreach


After you are confident in the new skills you have learned, you’ll be able to put them into practice. Under the supervision of qualified staff, you’ll be able to complete basic health screenings during medical outreaches. This is important work, as you’ll be doing health checks for people who usually have no access to medical services.


Experience Mongolian culture and explore with interns your own age


You’ll live with a local host family, and have constant support from your supervisors during your stay in Mongolia. When you aren’t working, we’ve organised social and cultural activities to keep you busy. In addition, you’ll go on an exciting weekend trip to the famous Chinggis Khan statue and the Terelj National Park. You’ll even get to sing your heart out during karaoke and eat your fill of Mongolian BBQ!

Where in Mongolia will I be working?

Ulaanbaatar

You’ll live and work with other teenagers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city.


This industrialised city is a striking contrast to the open plains that make up most of Mongolia. There are fast food joints next to high-end clothing stores, and museums down the road from karaoke bars. Through the chaotic traffic and constant busy air, Ulaanbaatar will never fail to excite and intrigue you! 


As a medical intern, you’ll work at several hospitals throughout the city. You’ll also take part in community outreaches in disadvantaged areas. Projects Abroad staff will be with you at all times.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Mongolia Arrival Procedures page.

What are the aims and impact of this Medicine internship in Mongolia for teenagers?

The aim of this internship is to provide medical work experience for teenagers in Mongolia. This will help you decide if medicine is the right career for you. We give you the opportunity to do this by having you shadow doctors on their rounds at a hospital. This will give you a better idea of what it’s like to be a doctor.


In Mongolia, basic medical services are not always available in disadvantaged areas. We’re working to change this by going out into these communities and doing free basic health checks. You’ll be part of this work, and we’ll teach you basic medical skills. These include measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels.


Outreach work not only gives you the opportunity to do hands-on work under supervision, it also demonstrates your commitment to helping people in need. This is an important aspect of a medical career. 


Join a medical internship for teenagers in Mongolia, and gain medical work experience while giving back to disadvantaged communities.

An intern learns to give injections on our Medicine placement for high school students in Mongolia.

Management Plans

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.

FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

You'll share accommodation with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns during your stay in Ulaanbaatar. This is a great way to get to know your fellow volunteers and interns, share experiences, and explore your surroundings in your time together.


On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer or intern of the same sex and approximate age. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Your programme fees include three meals a day.


Find out more about our accommodation.

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

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