Travel to Asia and gain medical work experience by doing a Public Health internship in Cambodia for teenagers. You’ll work with a group your age, and focus on doing health checks in disadvantaged communities. This is a great way to add practical healthcare experience to your CV, which can help your future career.
You’ll learn directly from healthcare professionals, who’ll teach you basic medical skills and first aid. You’ll use these skills during outreaches at schools and care centres. You’ll also help run awareness campaigns in communities, and share knowledge about preventing disease. In addition to hands-on work, you’ll also get some clinical experience at a hospital.
You’ll be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, and stay with other teenagers in a hotel or guest house. You’ll have around the clock support from Projects Abroad supervisors. When you’re not working, we’ve organised fun cultural and social activities, and a weekend trip.
When you apply you only pay £195, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01273 007 230 to see if we can offer a discount.
High School Specials - Students aged 15-18, wanting fun, structured, fully-supervised work experience with other teenagers during your holidays
Cambodia > Public Health
Fixed dates during school holidays
Phnom Penh (Read More)
Shared accommodation Read More
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 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)
Is Public Health work in Cambodia for teenagers right for me?
Want to make the most of your summer holiday? Interested in adding practical healthcare experience to your CV? Do you want to support communities in need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Public Health High School Special in Cambodia is for you.
In Cambodia, you’ll travel around the capital city of Phnom Penh, and work at medical outreaches in disadvantaged communities. You don’t need previous experience to join, as we’ll teach you everything you need to know. All of your work is supervised, and our staff are there to support you constantly.
You’ll learn how to measure blood pressure and temperatures. These skills will add a lot of value to your CV, and give you interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews. You’ll also be demonstrating your commitment to helping others.
When you aren’t working, our staff have organised plenty of activities and a weekend trip to keep you busy and entertained.
This High School Special runs over fixed dates during the summer. You can join from anywhere between two to four weeks, depending on the time you have available.
What will I do on a Public Health placement in Cambodia for teenagers?
While learning more about Cambodian culture alongside other high school students, you’ll work under supervision at medical outreaches. Here are a few of the tasks you’ll be involved in:
- Participate in community outreaches and assist medical staff with basic health checks
- Conduct public health campaigns to educate schools and the local community
- Learn about the healthcare system in Cambodia and traditional Khmer medicine
- Learn more about Cambodian culture and the country’s history
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Participate in community outreaches and assist medical staff with basic healthcare
You’ll be taken to various kindergartens, primary schools, and care centres where you’ll assist medical staff with health checks for the children. You’ll also assist in improving the health standards of the children cared for at the schools and centres you visit.
Conduct public health campaigns to educate schools and the local community
You’ll visit communities where you’ll run awareness campaigns. You’ll present these campaigns to the public and share knowledge on various healthcare issues affecting the community. You can talk about the importance of good hygiene and how to prevent common diseases. You’ll also focus on the importance of seeking medical attention
Learn about the healthcare system in Cambodia
You’ll be taken on supervised visits to a local hospital. By doing so, you’ll get to learn more about the healthcare system in a developing country. Many countries still use traditional medicine and techniques to treat patients. By shadowing doctors in the hospital, you may also get to see traditional Khmer medicine being used.
Learn more about Cambodian culture and the country’s history
Your High School Special is not complete without a few activities that teach you about the history and culture of Cambodia. Depending on the length of your project, your supervisors will take you to various historical museums, the Royal Palace and the magnificent Angkor Temples. In addition, you’ll watch a traditional Apsara dance, eat local cuisine, and visit many of the buddhist temples and local markets.
Throughout all these activities, you’ll be with our staff and a group of teenagers your age.
Where will I be working in Cambodia?
You’ll be based in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The city is rich in history and culture, boasting beautiful scenery, lively locals, delicious food, and traditional buddhist temples to explore.
You’ll spend time doing outreach work at kindergartens, primary schools, and care centres. You’ll also work within local communities to raise awareness about the importance of hygiene, and how to prevent disease. All of your work is supervised, and you’ll have constant support from Projects Abroad staff.
What are the aims and impact of our Public Health placements for teenagers in Cambodia?
The aim of the Public Health internship for teenagers in Cambodia is to provide you with practical healthcare skills, and give you the chance to help others at the same time.
In Cambodia, many people can’t afford basic healthcare, or they live too far away from hospitals and clinics. We’re working to bring basic medical services to these communities through our Public Health Project. We’re also sharing knowledge about the importance of hygiene, and how to prevent disease. We need your help to reach as many people as possible.
We’ll teach you basic medical skills, like how to measure blood pressure and blood sugar levels. You’ll use these skills at outreaches. Doctors and nurses use the information you gather to treat patients, and recommend further treatment. We’ll also teach you about common healthcare issues, so you can help with raising awareness. Through your work, you’ll gain a deeper insight into the healthcare challenges people face in Cambodia.
Join our Public Health High School Special in Cambodia and help empower communities by sharing knowledge and basic medical care.
Overall, joining this project was one of the best choices I ever made. Being able to help people, learning new things and being able to connect with people from different walks of life made the experience an unforgettable one.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Cambodia
Angkor Wat was amazing to see and unlike anything I have visited before.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Cambodia
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
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