Become a Dental Elective Intern

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Coordinator | Sahil
Coordinator | Sahil
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High­lights

Work with the team of professional dentists in local hospitals/clinics
Volunteer at medical camps and conduct awareness drive on oral hygiene
Visit public schools and kindergartens centers and teach the importance of oral hygiene and conduct checkups
Dental Elective Internship is designed for dentistry students who wish to gain valuable knowledge and skills by working along with professional dentists. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
If you are looking for a Dental Elective Internship, then this program in Peru would be the perfect one for you. It is designed for dentistry students who wish to gain valuable knowledge and skills by working along with professional dentists. Internship work includes assisting the dentists in their tasks and helping in the sterilization of supplies as well as doing hands-on tasks depending on their medical and experience background.

On a daily basis, the routine varies but interns usually work for 4-5 hrs in a day with evenings and weekends free to travel and explore.

Note: The program is suitable only for dental students who want to gain hands-on experience and skills before starting professional work.

What to bring for your Dental Elective Program?

Each volunteer must bring the following list.

  • Periodontology kits (x2)
  • Conservation kits (x2)
  • 50 dental needle (different sizes)
  • 01 white medical jacket and Scrubs (to wear daily)
  • Box of surgical gloves (x2)
  • Alcohol wipes (x2)
  • Gauze (x50)
  • Medical cotton (x4)
  • Dental composite resins (white filling)

Interns participating in this project need to bring their own materials to develop dental cures and prophylaxis (it is mandatory).

Typical day

Sunday -  Arrival in Cusco, Peru
Monday - An orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, informing the volunteers about relative topics such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Peru.
Tue to Fri - Volunteer Work.
Weekends: Free to explore the city/ Head out for Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley etc.
Breakfast - 07:00 am to 08:00 am
Working hours at the placement - 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (The second shifts depends on the requirement at the placement)
Lunch - 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Dinner - 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards.

Free-time activities

Interns are free to visit and see places or do shopping during their free time. Cusco’s main attraction is Macchu Picchu where you can stay for 1 or 2 days according to your budget. You can explore the nearest cities around Cusco, like Arequipa, Puno and Puerto Maldonado. (Weekends)

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
As an intern, you should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Dental interns must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. The program is available for only dental students looking to gain valuable exposure by doing dental elective abroad. Students must have an intermediate level of Spanish to join the program.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Volunteering Solutions
24 hrs Assistance and support from VS Staff
Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
Airport Pickup 
Orientation 
Accommodation 
Meals
Insurance (Provided at an extra cost)
Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)
Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Interns are picked up from the Cusco Airport by the local coordinator or representative.

Accommodation

Interns are provided accommodation with local host families. By staying with a host family you will experience the local culture, customs and Peruvian way of living. Volunteers and interns are hosted in shared bedrooms with other volunteers. Usually, there are 2 bathrooms in every host family with hot showers. Accommodations are clean and comfortable. Some houses have a WiFi connection and cable TV as well.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Interns are provided with three cooked meals a day (Monday- Saturday) at the host family house. Meals vary from day to day and generally include soups, vegetable salad, rice, potatoes, juice, dessert etc.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

2020
January  05, 19
February   02, 16
March     01, 15
April    05, 19
May    03, 17, 31
June    07
July      05, 12, 19
August  09, 16
September    06, 20
October   04, 18
November    01, 15
December     06

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$830
3 weeks
$960
4 weeks
$1,080
5 weeks
$1,260
7 weeks
$1,380
8 weeks
$1,680
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,040
Average fees
$313 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteering Solutions will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteering Solutions during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Become a Dental Elective Intern

Dental Elective Internship is designed for dentistry students who wish to gain valuable knowledge and skills by working along with professional dentists.

$313/week

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