Hospital Clinic Internship

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Shadow local doctors, nurses, and medical professionals on their daily rounds
Widen your knowledge and gain practical experience of international medical care and treatments
Provide medical assistance to local people from the community with little access to resources
Provide health outreach advice to the community.
Contribute greatly to the hospital by providing your prior knowledge and skills to the project.
This is an incredible opportunity for medical professionals and students to gain valuable and hands on experience, whilst learning about the healthcare profession. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+
The hospital where you will volunteer at was established in 1975 and is run by a religious order in the community. It was originally a small clinic with a focus on providing medical care to expectant mothers and children. The more the population grew in Arusha, the more the need for varied care also grew. Over the years this medical facility has now become the second largest hospital in Arusha, taking 100 patients and employing over 100 staff. It has various wards including Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Maternity, Radiology, Dentistry, and Care, Treatment & Coordination activities for persons living with HIV. There is also a Surgical Theatre (average of 50-70 operating procedures each month).

Volunteers can expect to take part in a range of activities (depending upon level of skills) and learn as they shadow local doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, caring for locals receiving in-patient and outpatient care. This could include monitoring, observing and providing health outreach advice to the community.

IVI volunteers joining this program can contribute greatly to the hospital by providing their prior knowledge and skills, and where possible, donating vital resources and supplies, which would be of a huge help to the local community members.

Location
You will be staying in the mountain district of Monduli, which is situated within the Arusha region, in North-Eastern Tanzania. The Monduli district is a great place for visitors to learn how the traditional Maasai people live and to experience an authentic local village. The region is situated between the famous Mt Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti- making it a perfect place to go on a safari or trek in the mountains. Lake Manyara and Mount Meru are also popular attractions to explore in this beautiful region of Tanzania.

Typical day

You will spend 6-8 hours each day assisting at the hospital with a break for lunch. A typical day at the hospital may be:
  • Breakfast
  • Shadowing/ assisting with health care professionals at the local hospital
  • Lunch
  • Shadowing/ assisting with health care professionals at the local hospital
  • Dinner

Free-time activities

Moshi and Mount Kilimanjaro
Moshi is about a two and half hour drive from Monduli and can be easily reached using a “dala dala” or taxi to Arusha and then changing again onto Moshi from there. Moshi is a quiet town with several Western cafes and coffee shops. It is also the closest town to the starting point of the Mount Kilimanjaro trek. On a clear day, you can get excellent views of Kilimanjaro right from the roadside (Tip: Moshi Train Station, which is no longer is use, has fantastic views of Africa’s highest mountain, with locals selling drinks and snacks up the top).

Arusha National Park and Mount Meru
Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park and is the second largest mountain in Tanzania. If you’re looking to Climb Kilimanjaro ,then Mt Meru can be a great acclimatisation trek, taking you through various types of vegetation. There are also scenic trails around the mountain at ground level. Other attractions include Meru Crater, the Jekukumia River, Ngurdoto Crater and the Momelia Lakes which are known to change colour! You might even find wildlife here including giraffes, warthogs, cape buffaloes, lions, elephants, flamingos and more.

Lake Manyara National Park
If you love bird watching, then head to Lake Manyara during the dry season where pink flamingos flock to the vast lake. During wet season see if you can spot the lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, zebras, elephants, blue monkeys, gazelles and cheetahs roaming the park.

Kikuletwa Hot Springs
A somewhat ‘secret’ pool of clear blue water, situated in between Arusha and Moshi is the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. The water isn’t actually hot but totally refreshing after the dusty drive getting there. Enjoyed by tourists and locals, this is a beautiful spot for relaxing and swimming in the crystal clear water, surrounded by jungle. There’s even a rope swing into the water for more fun and games. If this wasn’t on your list before, it should be now.

Arusha
Just over an hour’s drive from Monduli, Arusha is a large city in Tanzania which has many Western style eateries, a cinema, Maasai markets, shopping malls, supermarkets and a cultural centre. There are a lot of things to do here and a great way to spend your weekend. Close to the Serengeti, Arusha is a popular starting destination for wildlife safari tours.

Hiking Around Monduli
If you’re looking for off the beaten path trails then there’s no better place to look then in Monduli. There are numerous treks, one even takes you to a beautiful waterfall. You will need to ask your local coordinator to arrange certain visits, as the government needs to grant you permission (for a fee) to visit beyond certain spots, this is to conserve the area.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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
Education Requirements
Medical at University level
Required Documents
Proof of medical training/ or a healthcare student
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You must have an established medical background – studying on a pre-medical track, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational/physical therapy, or working in a relevant field.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation
3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
Daily transportation to project
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Airport(s)
JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport)
ZNZ (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport)

Pickup Window
Arrive at the meeting point on Saturday or Sunday well before a specified time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

Other Times
If you miss a meeting point (see below) or arrive too early, you must:
Make your own way to us, and/or
Arrange special transfer & accommodation at extra cost.
Please contact us asap in either case.
Accommodation
You have a choice to stay at the volunteer house or with a host family, which will be basic but comfortable. There will usually be western-style toilets, but some homestays will have a squat-style flush toilet in use. Sometimes showers might be a bucket style, using heated water (this just adds to the experience!). The accommodation will be on a local school campus with green spaces to enjoy on days off. From the big garden on clear nights, you can even see the Milky Way! We advise that all participants buy a cheap local SIM card for local calls and internet access.

There are plenty of shops situated within walking distance of your accommodation, such as small local restaurants, hair salons, a pharmacy, an ATM and local markets. There is a well-equipped hospital is also within walking distance.
Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
You will be provided 3 meals per day on the weekdays, and 2 meals per day on weekends.

Meals are usually local style, consisting of corn, rice, potatoes, and bananas. There will be nutritional daily meals of beef, goat’s meat, beans, and a leafy green vegetables.
Internet Access
Sorry, no 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 Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
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 Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$760
2 weeks
$1,000
3 weeks
$1,400
4 weeks
$1,700
8 weeks
$3,175
12 weeks
$4,605
20 weeks (max. stay)
$6,480
Average fees
$542 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI 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 Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Hospital Clinic Internship

This is an incredible opportunity for medical professionals and students to gain valuable and hands on experience, whilst learning about the healthcare profession.

$542/week

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