Healthcare & Medical Internship
When you take part in a Kaya healthcare or medical internship, you ensure you are participating in ethical, supported placements where you will learn, through observation and experience, within a new and different healthcare system. Working with local practitioners you will gain insight into different approaches to preventative health, treatment, and patient care, varying levels of technology and resources, and cultural influences on the field. VIEW PROJECTS
What Can You Do in the Field of Health?
At Kaya, we work alongside a wide range of health programs to offer you a great choice of healthcare and medical internships, placements, and practicums that align with your studies.
All Kaya health and medical internships are customized to ensure your placement aligns with your training, that you are working under professional supervision, and that you don’t practice in any activities that you are not already qualified for.
Opportunities include supporting local clinical teams in community hospitals and clinics, assisting nutritional education initiatives focussed on improving community health, working in laboratories, processing important tests, and placements within various areas of health specialism – from dentistry to physical therapy. Outside of traditional medicine, we also offer internships in therapeutic areas such as art, dance, equine therapies, and public health initiatives.
Whether you are looking to satisfy an elective, a rotation, or a practicum, or just gain some work experience, our internships offer options for students in the fields of family medicine, pre-med, emergency care, nursing, public health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, midwifery, women’s health, pharmacy, dentistry, nutrition, pediatrics, mental health and more. Speak to a placement advisor about your requirements, and let us find the best options for you!
Who Should Consider a Healthcare and Medical Placement?
The experience of interning within a different country’s healthcare system can provide valuable insight into different conditions, treatment approaches and that you can add to your resume
Consider participating in a healthcare internship placement if you are studying in any field of health, including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, therapy, or public health.
If your studies require a practicum, rotation, or placement, an international healthcare internship can be a great way to fulfill requirements while gaining global healthcare experience.
Our placement advisors will work with you to find the best opportunity by discussing your goals and expectations and matching you with the perfect placement.
The Benefits of Doing your Medical Internship Placement Abroad
The medical and health sectors offer invaluable opportunities for personal and professional growth when working abroad. Here are some of the benefits of an international healthcare placement:
Compare the standards of medical practice between your host country and your home country.
Enhance your professional network by building connections in your field.
Discover new techniques and methods used abroad.
Observe illnesses and treatments not commonly seen at home.
Understand the impact of cultural customs on medical practices.
Boost your CV by demonstrating new skills, language proficiency, and cross-cultural adaptability.
Develop resilience and flexibility by overcoming cultural challenges in a foreign environment.
Enjoy exploring a new country and experiencing a new culture.
Observe how healthcare teams work effectively in low-resource settings and, for qualified participants, participate in routine tasks and patient care.
Make a positive impact by lending a hand in areas facing shortages of resources and personnel.
Experienced Medical and Healthcare Individuals
Qualified Healthcare professionals with training and experience are in high demand to help support local healthcare facilities and staff in some of our locations. To comply with global standards, you will be required to register with the relevant medical council for the country you’ll be traveling to.
We can help you with the local requirements, once you have discussed your expectations and skills with a Kaya placement advisor using the button below.REQUEST A CALLBACK
Medical and Healthcare Ethical Stance
At Kaya, ethical considerations are key in the placement of our students. We strive to create meaningful experiences for both our participants and the communities in which we work. Our commitment to “do no harm” ensures the protection of patients’ rights while following best practices in global healthcare to support local medical professionals. Learn more about ethical standards in international healthcare volunteering by reading our ethics section.
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Whatever your experience level, join a Kaya healthcare internship today, and provide overworked staff, patients, and communities with an extra pair of hands; meanwhile developing your own skills and competencies for the benefit of your healthcare career.
Other types of Healthcare and Medical Internship placements
Our Health Sciences Internships
Enhance your learning, develop your skills and jumpstart your career by joining this physiotherapy internship in Vietnam!
Learn about the Moroccan healthcare system while shadowing laboratory staff at a private clinic
Take part in a Psychology and Social Work Internship in Ecuador and develop your skills and gain experience abroad
Join the nursing and medical internship in South Africa, shadow professionals locally to develop your own skills and learn about healthcare.
Participate in a human rights internship and contribute to the access to disability-friendly sexual and reproductive health services for those with disabilities
Intern on this Community Health and Hygiene Education placement in Uganda and contribute to local public health challenges affecting school-aged children.
Join our public healthcare internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills and learning about healthcare in an African context.
Public Health Internship Ghana is based in a local community around Cape Coast and focuses on prevention.
Join our occupational therapy internship in South Africa placement and get involved in a local community while learning about a different other than your own.
Ghana Physiotherapist internship is based in a local community supporting treatment centres and dedicated athletes as well as local professional and students.
Experience health promotion and community development through this internship by assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents
Learn about the emerging field of Occupational Therapy in Morocco
Learn about the Moroccan healthcare system while shadowing medical staff at a local hospital
If you want to help a rural impoverished community while learning about the culture and the people of Cambodia, all that while making friends, this is a placement for you!
Develop your practical and theoretical skills as a professional on this Medical and Healthcare Internship in Vietnam
Our dentistry Internship in Ghana is based in Cape Coast, supporting local dentists
Develop your practical and theoretical skills as a professional on this Occupational Therapy Internship in Vietnam at a recovery centre
Develop and share your knowledge of healthy eating, cooking methods and the impact of diet on childhood development and growth by joining this nutrition internship in Swaziland.
Use your medical training and join an internship at a district hospital in Chiang Mai and learn about healthcare provision in Thailand.
Volunteer in Belize and lend a hand in public hospitals and clinics that serve the local citizens, regardless of their income.
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.