India - Delhi Medical Internship
Engage in experiential skills development through this medical internship in Delhi, India. You'll have the chance to shadow medical professionals, experience the medical practices of another culture and build your international professional network.
|Location of Project||Delhi, India|
|Project Length||Min 2 weeks - Max 8 weeks|
|Arrival Airport||Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)|
|Volunteer Work||Interns observe and assist (as and where required) medical professionals in their daily work.|
|Age||18 - 40|
|Visas||You must apply for this program 1 - 2 months in advance in order to have enough time to get your visa processed.|
|Accommodation||Shared volunteer house|
|Food||2 vegetarian meals a day (Monday to Saturday)|
|Support||Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support|
|Airport Transfers||Airport pickup upon arrival|
|Insurance||Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage|
|Pre-Departure Kit||Full project details will be sent following registration|
What's Not Included
Flights, meals on Sundays, return transfer to airport, personal expenses, orientation week enrollment fee, visa and vaccinations
Delhi is located in Northern India, comprising Old Delhi and New Delhi, and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the world. This bustling metropolis is a true reflection of the meeting of the old and the new, and offers an array of exciting things to do and places to see.
As the capital city, and main gateway to India, Delhi is made up of spacious, tree-lined avenues, national institutions, museums, landmarks and chaotic markets or bazaars. With an incredibly rich history, a vastly diverse number of ethnic groups, and stunning temples, the capital of India has become a popular destination for all types of travelers.
About the Project
As the name suggests, the medical internship program in Delhi is a great platform for medical students looking for international work experience. Interns joining this program will be placed at a local private hospital well equipped with modern medical facilities and, a team of highly experienced and renowned doctors. The placement hospital is at a close proximity to the home base accommodation. This program fulfills the objective of providing international exposure to medical students in India and the Indian medical practices.
As an intern on this project you will work alongside an experienced medical practitioner while they carry out their daily routine. You will need to select 3-4 potential preferred departments from the following list in which you would like to be based. These include:
- Blood Bank
- Operation Theatres
- Dialysis Unit
- Critical Care
- General Wards
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
During your time on the project you will shadow doctors and staff from your chosen department. The project tasks are primarily observational and your main role will be to work with and learn from the specific medical professionals you have been paired with.
To make the most out of your placement, it is very important to build trusting relationships with the local medical staff and remember to respect the method’s of medical practice and treatment you may be exposed to, as it may be very different from what you are used to.
A typical day: You will typically work from 9:30 - 16:00, 5 days a week.. Your hours may vary according to the the availability of the doctor you have been paired with as well as your assigned tasks.
Accommodations: You will stay in shared, same gender rooms, in one of three intern houses in the South of Delhi. The accommodation is within close proximity to some of the best markets in the city. Living is comfortable and intern houses have electricity, WiFi and hot water.
Food: 2 vegetarian meals are provided daily. Breakfast is usually comprised of tea, bread, butter, jam and paranthas (Indian bread stuffed with vegetables). Dinner is usually comprised of dal (lentil curry), mixed curry, vegetables, salad, roti (Indian bread), and fruit. Interns can purchase their lunch at the cafeteria in the hospital itself.
Internet: WiFi at the accommodation.
Orientation Week (Optional):
For an additional fee you can extend your program by joining an immersive and interesting one week orientation program in Delhi prior to your volunteering start date. You will have the opportunity to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, tour the the Akshardham Temple (the largest Hindu temple in the world), take Hindi language classes, learn about India's unique culture, watch a Bollywood movie, and eat at an authentic Indian restaurant. This is a fun opportunity to familiarize yourself with the country and meet other like-minded interns from around the world.
During your time on the program you are encouraged to make the most of your time off and explore all that India has to offer. Delhi is strategically located within close proximity to some of India’s best weekend getaways including Agra (home to the Taj Mahal), Jaipur - the Pink City of India, Dharamsala (residence of his holiness, the Dalai Lama), Jim Corbett National Park, Haridwar (best place to practice Yoga and experience a pious environment) and Amritsar (Home to The Golden Temple; the holiest shrine of Sikhism).
- Must be a pre-med, medical, or nursing student
- Good level of English
- Immunizations (consult your doctor)
- CV / Resume
- Statement of motivation
- Letter of recommendation from a professor or medical professional you have worked with
- Must be 18 years old
You should to apply to this project at 1 - 2 months before your chosen start date in order to ensure that you have enough time to obtain the proper visa. The visa process is lengthy and can take up to 2 months.