Medical Work Experience Internships in Zambia
from £1095 GBP
to £4395 GBP
Gain valuable work experience in a rural clinic and its attached orphanage on this excellent placement.Here you'll work in a clinic that sees over 1,200 outpatients per month. You'll observe experts and learn how they work in Zambia. The experience you gain will be invaluable and totally different to what you're used to in your home country.
You will be assigned to a nurse or clinical assistant and they will help to show and explain to you the workings of their job. Most of your work will involve helping and assisting the nurses and clinical assistant with their daily rounds, making medical notes and updating records. You may also be asked to help with computer entries, and help clean equipment and various areas within the clinic. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and on what is required at the time you're there.Requirements
You must have some medical experience or currently be training in the medical sector. You will be required to send a copy of your CV and a letter of motivation explaining why you want to take part in this placement and what you hope to gain from it.Typical day by a Traveller's volunteer
I would get picked up from the backpackers at around 8am and usually arrive at the clinic before 9am. I would be assigned to a member of staff to work with throughout the day. The duties would vary depending on who I worked with, but no matter who it was, I received the full benefit of their tasks and job. You get to experience everything and anything possible. You can also ask what you would like to do and see, and they put you in that environment.
I usually get picked up again around 4pm to go back home. The day goes pretty quickly and there is always something going on in the clinic.What you'll gain from doing this project
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Zambia and 'real' Africa.
- You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or Résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
You'll live in a small, modern, and lively hostel situated in the center of Livingstone. The hostel has a very large private garden shaded with huge mango trees, and it also has a crystal clear swimming pool. There is a lively, sociable bar area where many activities are arranged. Livingstone has a Colonial feel to it and you will find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. Your accommodation is ideally situated and can offer excellent trips to places such as Lusaka.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.
Costs vary depending on how long you want to stay for. Prices start from £995 for 2 weeks and include food and accommodation, 24/7 support and backup before you go and throughout your placement, as well as meeting you at the nearest airport. When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal additional cost.
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This placement would suit:
This placement would suit people who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of real African culture and who have initiative.
Requirements: You must have some medical experience or currently be training in the medical sector. You will be required to send a copy of your CV and a letter of motivation explaining why you want to take part in this placement and what you hope to gain from it
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I would definitely recommend this placement to other health professionals, as you get a real insight into health care and you receive such a large variety of experiences. This placement would definitely suit health professionals or those that are training to do something involving healing/helping people. The clinic is a worthwhile placement, being able to connect with the village people is amazing. The clinic is extremely beneficial if you’re in the health profession.
~ by Sahra-Luis Kerle
accommodation, food, airport pickup
YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! Help children, animals and conservation around the world. Gain valuable work experience and new skills. All ages & nationalities welcome. EXPLORE a new culture from the inside on worthwhile, well-structured projects.
FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.