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Internship Medical Assistant

location
4 - 20 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Moderate response rate

Highlights

  • The Medical Assistant Internship – where healthcare meets compassion.
  • Gain hands-on experience in general medicine, working alongside seasoned healthcare professionals.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Nepal and witness the power of community healthcare firsthand.
  • By actively engaging with the local community, you'll have the chance to promote health education, empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools to lead healthier lives.

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

An opportunity to experience the Nepalese Health Sector and increase your medical speciality skills.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet one of the richest in terms of culture and heritage. With snow capped mountains, Buddhist monasteries and vibrant people it is an amazing place to spend time in and call home.

The aim of the Medical Internship programme is to provide general ...

About the program

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet one of the richest in terms of culture and heritage. With snow capped mountains, Buddhist monasteries and vibrant people it is an amazing place to spend time in and call home.

The aim of the Medical Internship programme is to provide general medical, community healthcare, and to promote health education to a local community in Nepal. If you are a medical/nursing student or a healthcare professional, you can contribute directly to your chosen specialization, including: gynaecology, paediatrician, general medicine, nursing, emergency, pharmacy, occupational therapy, dentistry, etc.

We offer On-the-Job and field Placement Training for international academic groups, pre-med and individuals. We can provide more than one placement during your stay. The placements will be in different areas of the country including Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Parbat and Lamjung districts. Most of our health centers are located in villages.



Typical day

Our health centre is based on the universal principles of Primary Health Care. It means the health centre provides an integrated approach of essential health care. For example;

  • General Health: services that include general OPD, community mental health clinic, community oral health clinic, community ...

Typical day

Our health centre is based on the universal principles of Primary Health Care. It means the health centre provides an integrated approach of essential health care. For example;

  • General Health: services that include general OPD, community mental health clinic, community oral health clinic, community TB DOTS services, pharmacy, emergency, minor surgical procedure, clinical laboratory under health micro-insurance scheme.
  • MCH and Rh services: vaccinations, family planning, well-baby clinic, ANC/PNC, birthing centre, out-reach MCH clinics.
  • Nutrition services: Direct Weighting Scale clinic, routine child growth monitoring, nutrition education, rehabilitation for malnutrition cases, home based malnutrition follow up, production, promotion and marketing of Super Flour.
  • School health activities: Oral health services, reproductive health education and awareness.
  • Environmental health services.
  • Short-term training for community volunteers, and health professionals.
  • Internship and field placement training for students and professionals. If you want to do a public health survey, it would also be possible. Please discuss your ideas and requirements with us.
  • Management of health care delivery system of Nepal.
  • Operational approach of cost effective rural health care system.
  • Approach of rural community mobilization for sustainability of health care.


Free-time activities

In addition to this placement, we have partnered with Intrepid Travel to offer this exciting additional trip to add some travel & adventure to your internship. You would be able to include this trip before or after your placement.

Climb Annapurna!

Trek through the incredible Annapurna region and be ...

Free-time activities

In addition to this placement, we have partnered with Intrepid Travel to offer this exciting additional trip to add some travel & adventure to your internship. You would be able to include this trip before or after your placement.

Climb Annapurna!

Trek through the incredible Annapurna region and be awed by the Nepalese Himalayas. These snow-capped peaks, mist-shrouded valleys, isolated communities and remote monasteries will inspire those with a bold spirit and a yearning for a definitive nature experience. Reach altitudes of more than 5,000 m, discover the ancestral traditions of the local people and immerse yourself completely in the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit.

  • Trek to isolated monasteries
  • Kick back in Pokhara’s lakeside cafes
  • Experience mountain culture and traditions
  • Soak up breathtaking Himalayan scenery
  • Meet the cheeky inhabitants of the ‘Monkey Temple’ in colourful Kathmandu
  • Be welcomed by Bandipur’s friendly locals
  • Complete the challenging Annapurna Circuit
Your trip

Transport
Minibus

Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nts), Teahouse (17 nts)

What’s Included
An experienced regional tour guide plus the services of local guides at some sites. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated.

Costs

From approx. $950 USD for 7 days trip. Exact price available upon request.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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)

Education Requirements

Medicine at University level

Criminal Background Check

required

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

able to work at high altitude, reasonable physical fitness

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Global Nomadic

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

You will be met at Kathmandu International Airport by a project representative and taken to the HQ in Kathmandu for a week’s orientation, cultural immersion and basic language course. You will then be taken to your chosen project location to commence your placement.

Accommodation

You will be placed with a local host family. They will provide you with 2 meals a day (vegetarian options available), a shared bathroom, clothes washing facilities, and you will not be further than 30 minutes walk from your place of work.

Private rooms are available for an additional $100 per week.

Food & Beverages

The typical Nepalese meal is ‘daal, bhaat, tarkaari’ (lentil soup, rice and vegetables) also other food like noodles, ‘roti’ (flat round bread) and different kinds of seasonal fruits and vegetables are eaten. You will eat the same food as the family everyday.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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 Nepal provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 1,457€
5 weeks 1,822€
6 weeks 2,186€
7 weeks 2,550€
9 weeks 3,279€
11 weeks 4,008€
20 weeks (max. stay) 7,286€
Average fees 364€/week

Program fees

364€ per week 4 - 20 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 20 weeks

Deposit

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

Your final payment will be agreed with Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Global Nomadic

Perfect 4.6 rating (34 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2009

Verified by Volunteer World

  Moderate response rate

Coordinated by

Jeremy

About the project

We believe real change can happen when people find life-enhancing opportunities.

Meet your organization

Who we are

Global Nomadic empowers positive change by connecting people with projects

Global Nomadic was founded in 2008 with one clear goal – to empower change by connecting people. We believe real change can only come about when people are able to find the right opportunities with the right organisations. Over the past years, we have grown to offer high-quality international internships in a wide range of professional fields, but our aim is still the same; connecting people with projects.

We provide aspiring young professionals with exactly what is needed to set them apart in the very competitive world we live in. We exist to help you further your career through educational international work experience placements, but also to help NGOs around the world carry out their community-building work, by connecting them with you. By working with local NGOs, charities, and communities you will gain excellent experience and valuable skills, aiding you to further your ambitions – whilst making a difference where it’s needed most.

This world is not a perfect place – and we don’t claim to be able to fix it. But what we can do is provide a bridge between you and the people who can. Our mission is to work towards a better and more stable world by connecting people with projects. We believe we work better together than apart. We believe travel and exposure to other cultures, beliefs and ways of life are the best ways to achieve this. We believe you can travel the world and travel your career.

What we do

We provide access to vetted, worthwhile international internships in a wide range of professional fields.

We work in a range of different fields from veterinary medicine and environmental conservation to journalism, public health, business development and education – matching you with reputable, worthwhile organisations around the world. Unlike many other volunteer organisations, we have personally visited and vetted our project partners, to ensure you a safe and worthwhile international experience.

We also choose to only work with partners whose projects contribute to their local community in a sustainable manner. We do not support, nor advocate orphanage tourism or irresponsible wildlife conservation projects. Our aim is to help our project partners focus on their core work by offering an easy way to find committed interns and volunteers to support their daily activities.

Our volunteers

Global Nomadic is a trusted community meeting space connecting people with NGO projects around the world.

We also offer helping you to source and organise the best flights, insurance, visas and all the many other things you will need before you reach your project destinations, including country guides, packing lists and much more! We want to make sure that you have the volunteering time of your life.

Global Nomadic personally visits all volunteer sites to ensure a quality experience for volunteers. You will receive support before, during and after your placement.

34 reviews · rating4.6

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2024 at Construction & Renovation of Community Facilities

I have been two weeks in the project to help in diffrent stuff like painting and prepairing bricks. I enjoyed it a lot and the locals were so happy when they saw it. The stuff is lovley and the other voulenteers too. i would do it immediately ...
Beatriz Nicolau rating5

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I had the privilege of participating in this program which I can only describe as the best experience of my life. Angelo, the driving force behind this initiative, is an incredible individual dedicated to making the world a better place. My week on board was nothing short of amazing, offering me a ...
Solange Lodomez rating4.2

2023 at Lemur Conservation Experience

I fell in love with these wonderful little animals 🥰 I didn't know that I was going to work at LemuriaLand and it has been a great surprise. The staff there is wonderful. Work begins at 7am, not 8am. Volunteer center is located in the town of Hell-Ville, unfortunately. Staff at the center ...
Hannah Lühr rating4.4

2023 at Teaching Placement in Local Schools

I did the Programme for 4 weeks, starting with the introduction week. The introduction week, was an absolute blast, exploring different aspects and sights of Balinese culture. After that, the teaching Programme started, which was at least as good. The kids were very welcoming and even though ...
Joyce Anderson rating4.8

2019 at Working at a Local Food Shop

My experience in the food shop is one that I will remember. It was arguably the most tiring thing I’ve ever done. Even if the job was just for half a day, I found it very tiring and labor intensive. I was assigned to food prep and cleaning. It was a tiring job. Despite this, I found myself ...
Bernhard Bearth rating4.2

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A very nice program with amazing experiences in rice planting, coconut farming and fishing. It‘s hard work, but it‘s worth it. The volunteer camp is well organised and I felt good even in my age ...

Location

Asia > Southern Asia > Nepal > Kathmandu

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