Join our medical internship in Mongolia for teenagers and gain work experience by shadowing doctors in hospitals. We’ll teach you about different diseases and conditions, and how to diagnose and treat them. You’ll build your practical medical knowledge, which will help your CV stand out in applications and interviews.
You’ll also learn basic medical skills, like how to measure blood pressure, clean and dress minor wounds, and how to administer CPR. You’ll use some of these skills to help people at outreaches. This is important work, as these communities have little to no access to healthcare.
You’ll live and work in the busy city of Ulaanbaatar with a group of teenagers your age. When you’re not working, our staff have organised plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with an exciting weekend trip. Throughout your trip, Projects Abroad staff will be by your side.
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organised weekend tourism trips
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I be doing during the Medicine internship for high school students?
In Mongolia, you’ll shadow doctors at hospitals and get practical experience at community outreaches. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:
- Shadow and observe doctors and nurses on their rounds at a local hospital
- Attend medical training workshops and learn basic healthcare skills
- Complete basic health checks during a community outreach, under the supervision of medical staff
- Experience Mongolian culture and explore with interns your own age
At a Medicine placement in Mongolia for high school students, your work will be split into four areas:
Shadow and observe doctors and nurses on their rounds at a local hospital
There are many hospitals in the city, each of varying sizes. You’ll have the opportunity to work in several of them. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses at each of these hospitals. They’ll teach you about the diseases and conditions you’ll see, and explain how they diagnose and treat them. We encourage you to ask questions and take notes about what you see.
Attend medical training workshops and learn basic healthcare skills
As part of your project, we have organised training sessions for you and the other interns. During these sessions, you’ll learn basic medical skills. You’ll be taught how to:
- Measure blood pressure and blood sugar
- Clean and dress minor wounds
- Prepare injection
- Perform basic CPR
Complete basic health checks during a community outreach
After you are confident in the new skills you have learned, you’ll be able to put them into practice. Under the supervision of qualified staff, you’ll be able to complete basic health screenings during medical outreaches. This is important work, as you’ll be doing health checks for people who usually have no access to medical services.
Experience Mongolian culture and explore with interns your own age
You’ll live with a local host family, and have constant support from your supervisors during your stay in Mongolia. When you aren’t working, we’ve organised social and cultural activities to keep you busy. In addition, you’ll go on an exciting weekend trip to the famous Chinggis Khan statue and the Terelj National Park. You’ll even get to sing your heart out during karaoke and eat your fill of Mongolian BBQ!
Where in Mongolia will I be working?
You’ll live and work with other teenagers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city.
This industrialised city is a striking contrast to the open plains that make up most of Mongolia. There are fast food joints next to high-end clothing stores, and museums down the road from karaoke bars. Through the chaotic traffic and constant busy air, Ulaanbaatar will never fail to excite and intrigue you!
As a medical intern, you’ll work at several hospitals throughout the city. You’ll also take part in community outreaches in disadvantaged areas. Projects Abroad staff will be with you at all times.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
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