Medical Internship for Teenagers

Projects Abroad
Ask A Question
Coordinator | Bethany
Coordinator | Bethany
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.


Observe medical practices and learn about Nepali culture while travelling around Chitwan and the surrounding areas.
Attend lectures at a local teaching hospital and gain a deeper insight into a developing country’s medical practices.
A fun, interesting and practical way to add experience to your CV, which may help your future career.
Social activities and weekend trips for all!
Get a first hand glimpse at what work you could do in the future if you study medicine.
Join our medical internship for teenagers and learn directly from doctors. You’ll shadow them on their rounds and rotate through different departments. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 15+


Our medical placements in Nepal for high school students are perfect for you if you want to add medical work experience to your CV. It may also help you decide if medicine is the right career path for you.

Not only will medical work experience for teenagers in Nepal add value to your CV, it will give you interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews. You’ll be able to talk about different medical specialties, as well as the insight you got into healthcare practices in a developing country.

You don’t need previous experience to join, as this internship is strictly observational. The focus is on learning.

We’ll teach you how to diagnose and treat the diseases you see, and you’ll be able to ask questions and take notes. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend lectures at a teaching hospital.

Typical day

You’ll rotate through various hospitals in the Chitwan District. There is a wide scope for you to observe and learn while you are in Nepal. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:

  • Observe the work of professional medical staff as you rotate through several different hospitals
  • Attend lectures at a teaching hospital that will help you improve your basic medical skills
  • Experience life in Nepal while learning more about the country’s history and culture
  • Form lifelong friendships with other high school interns with similar interests

At our Medicine Placements for high school students in Nepal, your work will be split into four areas:

Observe the work of professional medical staff as you rotate through several different hospitals

Since this internship is mainly observational, you’ll have the opportunity to shadow medical staff in many different departments. By doing so, you’ll be exposed to many different fields of medicine, which may even influence the direction you’ll take with a specialisation someday. A few of the medical fields you’ll learn about include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Family planning
  • Eye health
  • Cancer treatments

Attend lectures at a teaching hospital that will help you improve your basic medical skills

To help you prepare for a future in medicine, you’ll sit in on lectures at a teaching hospital. You’ll join local medical students to see what it will be like once you start studying. These lessons will build your practical medical knowledge, and teach you basic medical skills.

Free-time activities

Experience life in Nepal while learning more about the country’s history and culture

Your supervisors have put together an itinerary that is the perfect balance between medical work experience and adventure. They will accompany you throughout your stay and ensure you get to see more of what Nepal has to offer before you leave. You’ll get to see a few of the famous national parks, visit traditional Buddhist temples, and learn how to cook Nepalese dumplings.

Form lifelong friendships with other teenagers with similar interests

The teenagers who join this project are usually there for the same reason. They want to learn more about the medical field and decide if they want to become doctors. You can use this common factor to get to know one another. This is a great way to meet people your age from all over the world. Who knows, you may find yourself building friendships that last a lifetime!



In order to join the program you need to be at least 15 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Projects Abroad
  • Accommodation

  • Food (three meals a day)

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival

  • Transport to and from your work placement

  • In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff

  • Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team

  • Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources

  • Training and workshops from our experienced local staff

  • Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns

  • Access to our local office with internet connection

  • Certification of project completion

  • A cultural awareness course

  • Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch

  • Organised weekend tourism trips

  • Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu, a Projects Abroad staff member will be there to welcome you. They will then drive you to your accommodation in the city, where you’ll be able to relax and settle in. It’s about a thirty-minute drive from the airport to the city centre.

If you’re being placed in Chitwan, you’ll also spend your first night in Kathmandu, before travelling to Chitwan the next day by bus.  

The cost of your airport transfers are included in your project fee.  


You'll share accommodation with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns during your stay in Chitwan. This is a great way to get to know your fellow volunteers and interns, share experiences, and explore your surroundings in your time together.

On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer or intern of the same sex and approximate age. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Your programme fees include three meals a day.
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 Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

This High School Special runs over fixed dates, and you can choose the trip that best fits your schedule. Each trip runs for two, three, or four weeks at a time.

22 March 2020 to 04 April 2020 - 2 Weeks
14 June 2020 to 27 June 2020 - 2 Weeks
28 June 2020 to 11 July 2020 - 2 Weeks
28 June 2020 to 18 July 2020 - 3 Weeks
28 June 2020 to 25 July 2020 - 4 Weeks
12 July 2020 to 25 July 2020 - 2 Weeks
26 July 2020 to 08 August 2020 - 2 Weeks
26 July 2020 to 15 August 2020 - 3 Weeks
26 July 2020 to 22 August 2020 - 4 Weeks
09 August 2020 to 22 August 2020 - 2 Weeks
06 December 2020 to 19 December 2020 - 2 Weeks
03 January 2021 to 16 January 2021 - 2 Weeks
21 March 2021 to 03 April 2021 - 2 Weeks
13 June 2021 to 26 June 2021 - 2 Weeks
27 June 2021 to 10 July 2021 - 2 Weeks
27 June 2021 to 17 July 2021 - 3 Weeks
27 June 2021 to 24 July 2021 - 4 Weeks
11 July 2021 to 24 July 2021 - 2 Weeks
25 July 2021 to 07 August 2021 - 2 Weeks
25 July 2021 to 14 August 2021 - 3 Weeks
25 July 2021 to 21 August 2021 - 4 Weeks
08 August 2021 to 21 August 2021 - 2 Weeks
05 December 2021 to 18 December 2021 - 2 Weeks
02 January 2022 to 15 January 2022 - 2 Weeks
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$892 /week

The organization charges its fees in GBP. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Projects Abroad 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 Projects Abroad during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Why book with Volunteer World

Extra security layer by Volunteer World
Volunteer World is the world's leading comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We guide you through a safe and easy application process - including all necessary payments. Planning your next meaningful trip with Volunteer World gives you free access to our:
Quality Assurance
High ethical standards & transparent social impact
Flex Option
Change your reservation at no extra costs
Refund Guarantee
We refund your fees if Projects Abroad cancels your trip
Support & Mediation
We cover your back no matter what happens
Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by Projects Abroad.

What are people saying about Volunteer World?

Medical Internship for Teenagers

Join our medical internship for teenagers and learn directly from doctors. You’ll shadow them on their rounds and rotate through different departments.


You might be also interested in

English Teacher & After School Activity Assistant Heredia, Costa Rica Projects Abroad
Improve the English language skills of primary school students and inspire local teachers with new teaching techniques
Medical Department Internships Hanoi, Vietnam Projects Abroad
Gain medical work experience by learning directly from skilled doctors in a hospital department of your choice
Animal Caretaker in a Shelter Ambergris Caye, Belize Projects Abroad
Work at a shelter and help local staff care for stray animals and prepare them for adoption
Medical Internship in Hospital & Community Cebu Island, Philippines Projects Abroad
Learn directly from doctors in professional medical settings while experiencing life in the Philippines
Medical Work Internship Western Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Projects Abroad
Gain medical work experience learning directly from doctors in hospitals and doing health checks
Football Coaching Assistant Accra, Ghana Projects Abroad
Live in West Africa and get coaching experience by helping local children improve their football skills

Why am I seeing this?

You requested a page that doesn't exist on this site any more. This could be caused by a link you followed that was out of date, by a typing in the wrong address in the address bar, or simply because the post has been deleted.

Take Me Home