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Midwifery Internships Abroad


Volunteer with staff at a Midwifery project placement overseas with Projects Abroad

  • Role: Observing local midwives and doctors perform births and provide pre-natal and post-natal care.
  • Requirements: None for Ghana, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
    Some related education for Mongolia, Morocco, and Senegal.
    Spanish skills for Peru.
    French skills for Senegal and Togo.
    French or Arabic skills for Morocco.
Project Info

If you want to take up an internship abroad as a nurse or a midwife, we have a huge number of opportunities available. Whether you are hoping to get into the field, a trained professional looking for some work experience, or somewhere in-between, you will return with many experiences in one of the hospitals, clinics, and orphanages that we work with. Whenever possible, we tailor your internship to your level of experience and interests.

Volunteer with a baby on the Midwifery project overseas

Nursing and Midwifery Hospital Internship and Volunteer Work Abroad

By interning on this program, you will have a great opportunity to understand how health care systems work in a developing country. Hospitals and clinics are often understaffed, so depending on your education, experience level, and work capabilities you may be able to assist with duties such as bandaging, taking blood pressure and generally caring for the patients. If you work as a midwife at home, then you are likely to be located in a busy maternity clinic, helping both pre and post-natal patients, and assisting staff with deliveries on an internship overseas.

On your first day at the internship, a Projects Abroad staff member will introduce you to your supervisor and you will be given a work schedule. It is very important that you stick to your hours or give plenty of advanced notice if you wish to change them because from this moment on you will be part of a team. Your supervisor will be eager to know your skills and level of experience and what you will take on will be strongly influenced by this.

Of course a Projects Abroad internship is not all about work. Once you finish for the day there are always other volunteers and interns around to meet up with, and our staff will arrange regular social events and even weekend trips for you to join in on.

Intern with Orphans and Volunteer Work in Care Centres

If you are interested in nursing, but would like a less medically orientated internship, you could be perfect for our Care Projects. We have volunteers working in all sorts of capacities, providing support, guidance and a huge amount of love for some of the neediest people in the developing world. Please visit our Care Projects.

"Knowing that this was the career I had in mind before coming to Mongolia, I was particularly interested in the cultural differences of the job and took note of each birth I witnessed during my time. As well as confirming that this was the job for me, the time I spent with the different teams at the hospital was absolutely incredible."

Abbie Tressider,
Midwifery intern in Mongolia

Medical Elective Students

If you are in medical school and planning to do an elective please go to our Medical Electives project.

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