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Gain international experience in medicine as you intern in one of the most unforgettable places in the world! Explore India in your free time or simply seep in the culture through markets and interactions with local community members.

Program Highlights: 
  • Boost your resume and your knowledge by gaining experience in an international environment
  • Learn new techniques and insights as you shadow doctors and other medical professionals
  • Do your internship in a department of your preference, such as the ER, Radiology/Imaging, OB/GYN and Physiotherapy
  • Work with both local doctors and other international interns, making new professional connections
  • Experience living in India, a country known for its culture and spiritual havens

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum two-week commitment): 

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the intern house in New Delhi. Spend the day settling into your new home and acclimatizing to what can sometimes be a great culture shock, that comes with being in India.

Day 1, Monday: Join an orientation which will help you become familiar with the local culture and customs, transportation, health and safety, as well as the Hindi language. Spend the rest of the day experiencing the sites, sounds and smells of India, or take some time to rest before beginning your internship the next day.

Day 2-5, Tuesday-Friday: You will be teamed up with a doctor or medical professional and shadow them, completing minor tasks, usually between 9am-5pm. These times can however vary, depending on the schedule of the physician and the placement workload. 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.

Day 6-7, Saturday-Sunday: Enjoy a few days of rest before another busy week of internship, or take the opportunity to explore India’s Golden Triangle and other close by regions

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will follow a similar schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday and having Saturday-Sunday free. Use your weekends to learn more about Indian culture, visit holy sites such as the Taj Mahal in Agra, or perhaps go on a trekking trip in the Himalayas. Departure is on Saturday.

Location of the Project:  Delhi, India
Project length:  Min 2 weeks - Max 8 weeks
Arrival Airport:  Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
Volunteer Work:  Interns observe and shadow medical professionals in their daily work.
Age:  18 - 40
Important Note:  A tourist visa is required to enter India and most volunteers apply online. A visa cannot be obtained for a stay exceeding 180 days.

What's Included

Accommodations:  Shared volunteer house
Food:  Two vegetarian meals a day (Monday to Saturday)
Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup upon arrival
Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (required), travel health insurance, return transfer to airport, personnel expenses, optional orientation week enrollment fee, 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 old and 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.
As an intern on this project you will shadow 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: 
  • Emergency
  • Blood Bank
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology/Imaging
  • Operation Theatres
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Critical Care
  • General Wards
  • Orthopedic
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Physiotherapy
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 methods 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.
Internet:  Limited WiFi is available at the accommodation.
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:  Two vegetarian meals are provided daily. Breakfast is usually comprised of tea, bread, butter, jam and parathas (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 hospital's cafeteria.
Please take note of the project's minimum requirements:
  • Must be a pre-med, medical or nursing student
  • Police clearance
  • 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 
Orientation Week (Not Included, Highly Recommended): 
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. The extra fee for this week is US$250 and you may book this following registration. If you would also like to visit the Taj Mahal, a tour can also be arranged for an additional fee.

Add-on Beach Week in Goa: If you are looking for a great conclusion to your program you can stay for an additional week in Goa. This is an idyllic holiday destination with white, sandy beaches - ideal for swimming and relaxing. You can enjoy the beaches or hire a motorbike and roam around the city as you wish. Please note that the beach extension week is unguided but Delhi-Goa travel tickets, airport/train station transfers, sightseeing and accommodation is provided.
Independent Travel:
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). 
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