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Physiotherapy Internships in Samoa

  • Placement location: Apia
  • Role: To help provide treatment for disabled children or injured patients
  • Requirements: Interns must be in their final year of physiotherapy studies or training, or be qualified physiotherapists
  • Types of placement: Centres for disabled children
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A Samoan patient receives treatment from a Projects Abroad intern

A Physiotherapy internship with Projects Abroad in Samoa is ideal for physiotherapy students and graduates looking to gain experience abroad and use their skills to help others.

Our Physiotherapy internships in Samoa are based at centres for disabled children in and around Apia. There is a severe lack of qualified physiotherapists in Samoa, which means that many disabled children and adults are not receiving the treatment they need. With your skills and knowledge, you will be able to make a positive impact on your patients’ lives and your efforts will be greatly appreciated by their caregivers.

Interns must be in their final year of physiotherapy studies or be a qualified physiotherapist to join this project. Your placement will be dependent on your area of specialty, so if you would like to work in sports physiotherapy, you will need to be specialized or in the process of specializing in sports physiotherapy.

Interning as a Physiotherapist in Samoa with Projects Abroad

A Projects Abroad Physiotherapy intern at work in Samoa.

We have a variety of placements for physiotherapy interns in Samoa. You can be placed at Loto Taumafai or Fiamalamalama, which are centres for disabled children, or the Rugby Academy. If you have a preference, please let us know when you apply.

During your time on the Physiotherapy project in Samoa, you will work from Monday to Friday. You will have the weekends free to explore your surroundings and spend time socializing with other Projects Abroad volunteers.

If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills. Read more about the opportunities for skilled physiotherapists in Samoa.

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