What is the Laboratory Internship in Morocco all about?
During your placement, you will be placed at a private laboratory, shadowing and working under the supervision of 2-3 laboratory staff members. This placement will provide you with an insight into the workings of a laboratory in an inter-cultural setting. The laboratory performs a variety of functions, including blood testing, COVID-19 testing, and testing for diseases such as diabetes.
Why choose this Laboratory Internship programme in Morocco?
This internship is ideal for anyone studying or recently graduated in the field of biomedical sciences, and seeking experience in a clinical laboratory setting. You will gain a deeper understanding of lab processes by observing the local doctors and laboratory assistants as they perform their daily tasks.
Internships in a laboratory are relatively uncommon, particularly in the MENA region. The lab is keen to accept international students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the biomedical field, whilst providing support and assistance to the medical staff.
Not only is this a unique opportunity to enhance your CV/resume, but you can also improve your language skills by adding Arabic or French classes to your program (at an additional cost). If interested, please speak to your placement advisor so this can be arranged in advance of your placement.
Role of the Laboratory Intern
Your role will vary depending on your experience, but you will always work under the supervision of the laboratory staff. You will primarily shadow the lab staff as they perform various tasks, but you will also gain experience interacting with patients, recording information, quality assurance, administering tests and analysing results. You will observe doctors collect blood samples, use laboratory equipment, and learn different diagnostic techniques, as well as appropriate data handling.
What skills do I need to be a Laboratory Intern?
Interns with an interest in lab chemistry, microbiology or haematology will find this placement very interesting. Any students or graduates who can demonstrate expertise or proven skills in a particular area may be able to do extra tasks under supervision. You will be asked to send your CV/resume to demonstrate your suitability for this internship before your placement is approved.
There are no language requirements for this placement, although any level of French or Arabic would be helpful.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Work at a private laboratory in a developing country
Experience a new culture and country
Expand your professional network in your field
Where will I work in Morocco?
About the Location
This internship is based in the administrative capital of Morocco; Rabat. Rabat is a beautiful and bustling city, rich in culture and unique architecture, shaped by Islamic and French colonial influences.
Your accommodation is a traditional Riad, based in the middle of the Medina. You will be living with other interns and volunteers, and there is a courtyard where you will share your meals and socialise.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4+weeks
- Cost: £1825/$2848 for 4 weeks, see drop-down menu for additional weekly pricing
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Rabat, Morocco
- Working hours: Monday-Friday: 9-5 (hours may vary)
- Project availability: All year round
- Arrival day: Saturday
What is included
- Accommodation: Shared bedroom in a volunteer house.
- Food: 2 meals per day except weekends
- Scheduled airport pick up and drop off from Rabat-Salé airport
- Training: Pre-departure information pack, learning reflection guide, on-site orientation, cultural tour and project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support from on-site coordinator
- Assistance with planning your weekend excursions from local staff
What is not included
- Daily transfers to and from the project – walkable or taxi (~ 5 Moroccan dirhams each way)
- 1 meal a day (lunch) and weekend meals
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to 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.
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