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Medical Internship in Hospital

Give your medical career a boost through this extremely useful and learning experience of volunteering under the medical internship program in Delhi

Volunteering Solutions offers a unique opportunity for healthcare students to get international work exposure and learn about medical practices in India. This program is highly suitable and recommended for pre-med, medical, pre-nursing, and nursing students. 

The project

The Medical Internship assignment takes place in a large hospital placement in South Delhi area in close proximity to some of the best areas and markets in the city. Interns are paired along with a doctor/nurse or medical professional during their time at the hospital. The internship is mostly observation based and each intern shall shadow, observe and do basic assistance work in the hospital during the period of the internship. Interns work at a full service hospital placement which offers very good facilities and infrastructure for patient care and treatment.

Below is the complete list of departments that the volunteers can choose to join;

  • Emergency
  • IPD Wards
  • Laboratory
  • Blood Bank
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology/Imaging
  • OT
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Critical Care
  • General Wards
  • Orthopaedic
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Physiotherapy

The participants need to give a preference of 3-4 departments in which they would like to work. Depending on their period of internship, the interns shall be able to work on rotation basis.

Volunteer work

Most interns only observe or help out with very minor tasks. The tasks assigned to the interns will be strictly on the basis of the level of their education and experience. While pre-med students would mostly be observing the doctors and the staff, 3rd and final year medical as well as nursing students can get hands on experience depending upon their level of work experience and understanding; such as suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, measuring blood pressure, fever, etc. A list of daily routine of the intern volunteers includes general tasks as given below:

Depending on skills, assist with procedures like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations etc.

  • Shadow the Doctors on critical surgeries and operations.
  • Being involved in the daily procedures of the hospital.
  • Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors.
  • Maintaining files.
  • Routine patient check-ups like measure Blood pressure, check fever.k at a full service hospital placement which offers very good facilities and infrastructure for patient care and treatment.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Typical day

Volunteers joining the medical internship program in India are required to follow a basic routine on a daily basis. This covers everything from meals to volunteer work and back. It must be noted that every placement functions at a different pace and on separate time-lines making the schedule slightly differ at times. A generic daily schedule for volunteers is as follows

  • Sunday : Arrival in Delhi
  • Monday : Orientation + neighbourhood familiarization tour. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Delhi. Those who chose the Language and Orientation Week will carry on with the same for the entire, rest of the volunteers will begin their volunteer work from Tuesday.
  • Tue to Fri : Volunteer work
  • Breakfast - 08:30 am onwards
  • Working hours at the placement - 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Lunch - anywhere between 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (volunteers have to manage lunch on their own expense)
  • Dinner - 06:00 pm onwards
  • Weekends : Free to explore the city (No meal is provide on Sunday, as volunteers are encouraged to try the local cuisines.)
Depending upon the working schedule of the paired doctor and area of the hospital an intern is placed, the times and days of work may fluctuate. Your patience and flexibility with these schedule and time shifts is greatly appreciated.

The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards

Details on Arrival

The program start date is also the arrival date in Delhi. Airport pickup is provided between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm. So, the volunteers must book their flights accordingly.

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
Healthcare at Pre-med level
Required Documents
CV, Insurance, Passport, Letter of Recommendation and Statement of Motivation
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 from 08:30 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteering Solutions are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

During the free time volunteers can visit the local markets, visit internet cafes and the different restaurants in Delhi and try out the different Indian cuisines. During weekends volunteers visit the neighboring states of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Our specialised Travel Desk can help you to book tours to any part of India or to neighbouring countries like, Nepal. 

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Museum/Opera
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Contact & Reservation
$296
/week
$296
/week
2 - 24
weeks
2 - 24
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Program fee includes the following:

  • Pre Departure Information 
  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation 
  • Food
  • Accommodation 
  • Support from staff
  • Placement to project

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International

Airport pickup is provided between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm. Our local coordinator in Delhi will be at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to receive the volunteers, and will transfer them to the accommodation place.

Accommodation

While volunteering in Delhi you would be staying at one of our Volunteer home base in South Delhi. The accommodations are neat and clean and provide volunteers a home away from home, while you are in Delhi. 

Both our homes are equipped with wifi internet, filtered drinking water, hot water showers, air conditioning, satellite television, modern toilets and comfortable beds. 

The homes are close to useful amenities like, banks, ATM’s, currency ex-changers, restaurants, cafes and shopping arcades. All placements are around 10 - 30 minutes from the homes and volunteers travel to the placements everyday and come back home in the evenings.

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
While, staying at the homes you would be provided with freshly cooked breakfast and dinner, we have cooks at the home who prepare meals for the volunteers. A sample of the meals you can expect are mentioned below.

  • Breakfast - Parantha, Bread, Tea (chai), Jam, Butter, Porridge etc.
  • Dinner - Dal (lentils), vegetable, rice, roti (indian bread), pickle, yogurt may be provided along with some sort of curry.
For lunch volunteers usually eat close to their placement at a local restaurant, our coordinators would show you around at the time of orientation. This also gives you a chance to eat a variety of food, India has to offer. You would be able to have a comfortable lunch for around $3-$4. Vegetarians are welcome!
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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$790.00
3 weeks
$970.00
4 weeks
$1,149.00
5 weeks
$1,329.00
7 weeks
$1,688.00
9 weeks
$2,047.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,740.00
Average fees
$296.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in New Delhi/India between 2 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 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.

Get ready to volunteer in India

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for India. Please check the visa regulations for India.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in India and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in India.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in India.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International (DEL) in New Delhi. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
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 India provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in India while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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