What is the Physiotherapy Internship in Vietnam all about?
Join this internship in Vietnam and help jumpstart your career as a physiotherapist whilst experiencing a new culture and meeting new people!
As an intern you will gain valuable practical experience, observing and assisting both physiotherapists and medical doctors at a hospital based rehabilitation centre.
Why choose this Physiotherapy Internship programme in Vietnam?
The main goal of the internship is to enhance your understanding of the physiotherapy field through hands-on work, learn different practices that you may not be familiar with, and ultimately help prepare you for a career as a physiotherapist.
You will observe patients with a range of medical conditions and injuries, and work closely with experienced professionals. You will also have the chance to apply your knowledge and skills with patients under careful guidance. The resident physiotherapist will advise on your training plan, based on your preferences, the duration of your internship, the priorities of the hospital and the needs of the patients.
You will have the opportunity to see treatment for a range of ailments, view diagnostic imaging tests, learn about different therapies and traditional medicine interventions. You will be helping a variety of patients, including those with ACL tears or sprains, those affected by strokes, scoliosis, musculoskeletal disorder, bone fractures and tuberculosis.
All interns are asked to produce an end of placement report or presentation to reflect on your learning and share recommendations with the local project team. It is recommended that you bring a laptop with you to enable you to do this and other project activities.
What skills do I need to be a Physiotherapist Intern in Vietnam?
This internship is ideal for physiotherapy students. Interns must be adaptable, passionate about helping others, and able to manage their time well. You will be asked to send your CV/resume to identify your skills, experience and interests as part of the recruitment and placement process.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Work with experienced professionals
To gain practical experience in a clinical setting
Experience a new country and culture
Where will I work in Vietnam?
You will be living in Ho Chi Minh City; a bustling and vibrant metropolis in Southern Vietnam. The city is constantly buzzing with activity, with streets filled with motorbikes, street vendors, and people going about their daily routines. The lively markets are a must-visit for tourists looking to sample some delicious local cuisine and mingle with locals.
Culturally, the city offers a diverse range of experiences, with museums, temples, gardens and galleries to explore in your free time. At weekends, venture further afield and explore the underground world of the famous Chu Chi Tunnels. Or for a peaceful escape from the city, head to the beach and relax.
Lastly, make sure you leave some time at the end of your internship to catch the train up north and visit incredible places such as Hanoi and Halong Bay.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4 weeks. Minimum of 8 weeks recommended to have better chances to find a placement and get the most out of the experience
- Cost: £3224/$5032 for 4 weeks
A £415/$500 deposit is required upon confirming your placement.
- Requirements: Age 18+
- Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Working hours: Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week
- Project availability: All year round. Intern activities differ during Lunar New Year
- Arrival day: First and Third Thursdays of the month
What is included
- Accommodation: individual studio apartment or individual room in a shared apartment with 3 other students/young professional.
- Airport pick-up and drop off from Ho Chi Minh International Airport
- Training: pre-departure pack, pre-departure & on-site orientation, including cultural awareness & learning reflection document
- 24-hour support
- A local buddy
- Local phone with Vietnamese SIM
- Project certificate on completion of the final presentation
- City tour:
- cultural excursion
- departure meal
- Visa processing fee and guidance
- Supervision from qualified professional
What is not included
- Transfers to and from your placement
- Police/Government Background Check: US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies); all other nationalities must provide local police check.
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.
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