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International Midwifery Internships in Peru

Project Overview
  • ROLE: To gain valuable work experience alongside staff in a local health centre or hospital
  • TYPES OF PLACEMENTS: Health centres and hospitals
  • REQUIREMENTS: Interns must speak intermediate Spanish
  • ACCOMMODATION: Host family
  • LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 4 weeks
  • START DATES: Flexible

Volunteer with child and its mother at a hospital in Peru on the Midwifery project

As a Projects Abroad Midwifery intern in Peru, you will learn about the midwifery profession in a developing country by working in a large public health center or a large public hospital. Here you may see aspects of midwifery you are not used to at home, although the maternity units are generally well equipped.

Your role as an intern will be that of an observer. You will shadow qualified doctors and other medical staff in the maternity units throughout their day. You can experience pre-natal consultancies, births, caesarean sections, and post-natal care.

Depending upon your experience, you may be able to help with births as well as support women in the pre-natal and post-natal departments. Interns who are enthusiastic and willing to learn will gain the most from this project.  

Interning Abroad as a Midwife with Projects Abroad

Interns on Midwifery internships usually work from Monday to Friday and have the weekends free. Night shifts are available if you wish.

Interns on the Midwifery project in Peru live with one of our local host families. Here you will be welcomed into a warm Peruvian home and you’ll also have the chance to practice your Spanish speaking skills. On weekends, you can explore the city and the surrounding region with our volunteer community.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Peru Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.

For all Midwifery internships in Peru, you need at least intermediate Spanish. 

While you’re in Peru, you might also consider joining a 1 week Conservation & Environment Project. For more information, please visit our Rainforest Conservation & Environment Project in Peru page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills volunteering abroad as a professional in Peru.

Peru Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan

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