ABOUT HEALTHCARE INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
An international internship in healthcare offers participants valuable career knowledge. Internships can involve working on public health initiatives, conducting medical research, or working within healthcare facilities. Interns may assist local health care professionals working with pediatric patients in underfunded hospitals, draft reports and articles about healthcare topics, and learn about traditional medicine and alternative treatments. Many interns have the chance to shadow healthcare professionals and learn about their work. Intern responsibilities may also include administrative work.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: HEALTHCARE ABROAD
Healthcare is both a rapidly changing field and an increasingly global one, so it is important for job seekers to gain an international perspective while building a powerful résumé. Internships offer a chance to learn valuable skills in public outreach, medical research, and through the observation of patient care and treatment. An internship also demonstrates to employers and medical schools the intern has both a strong commitment to healthcare and the real-world skills necessary to succeed in this challenging field.
Interns should have strong self-motivation and interest in working in healthcare. Depending on what kind of internship is desired, some background in research or healthcare may be helpful. Interns need to be ready to adapt to new circumstances and different cultural perspectives on healthcare. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important to make the internship a success. Healthcare interns do not provide direct patient care or treatment but are there to observe and learn from local licensed professionals.