ABOUT HEALTHCARE INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
An international internship in healthcare offers participants both valuable career experience and the chance to make a difference. Internships can involve working on public health initiatives, conducting medical research, or working within healthcare facilities. Interns may help provide care for 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, or patient care and to make a difference in the lives of others. 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 patient care 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.