At a glance
- Join our medical internship for teenagers and learn directly from doctors. You’ll shadow them on their rounds and rotate through different departments
- Attend lectures at a local teaching hospital and gain a deeper insight into a developing country’s medical practices
- A fun, interesting and practical way to add experience to your CV, which may help your future career. Social activities and weekend trips for all!
Fixed dates during school holidaysSee Dates
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What will I be doing during this Medicine internship for high school students?
You’ll rotate through various hospitals in the Chitwan District. There is a wide scope for you to observe and learn while you are in Nepal. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:
- Observe the work of professional medical staff as you rotate through several different hospitals
- Attend lectures at a teaching hospital that will help you improve your basic medical skills
- Experience life in Nepal while learning more about the country’s history and culture
- Form lifelong friendships with other high school interns with similar interests
Where in Nepal will I be working?
You’ll be based in the Chitwan District, where some of the best medical institutions in Nepal can be found. Here, you’ll shadow and observe qualified medical staff as you rotate through various hospitals. You’ll also get to sit in on lectures at a teaching hospital.
Although one of the more developed cities in Nepal, Chitwan still has many rural areas. A large portion of it is covered by lush green forest. Being particularly rich in fauna and flora, it comes as no surprise that Chitwan is home to Nepal’s first national park. The park is home to animals like Bengal tigers, rhinos, and mugger crocodiles.
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.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
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