An intern working with a patient on our medical internship for teenagers in Kenya

Medical Internships for Teenagers in Kenya

Learn directly from doctors and nurses and do health checks in disadvantaged communities

In sintesi

  • Join a medical internship in Kenya for teenagers this summer, and gain experience by learning directly from doctors and nurses. Add value to your CV, and give benefit to your future career.
  • You will work in a clinic or hospital. You will do health checks during outreaches in disadvantaged areas. This will give you a great insight into healthcare challenges people face every day.
  • During your time you will live with a host family in a small town of Nanyuki. Project Abroad staff will be with you every step, and will be there to guide you. In your free time, there will be activates.

Date di Inizio: 

Date fisse durante le vacanze scolastiche

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Durata Minima: 

Due settimane

Requisiti: 

Questo progetto è per ragazzi tra i 15 e i 18 anni


Is a medical internship in Kenya for teenagers right for me?

A medical internship in Kenya for high school students is perfect for any teenager interested in getting medical experience. It will add value to your CV if you’re pursuing a medical career, and give you interesting points to talk about in interviews and essays.


You’ll also do hands-on work during medical outreaches in disadvantaged communities. We’ll teach you the basic medical skills you’ll need to do this. Working at these outreaches will help demonstrate your dedication to medicine and helping others.


This internship is also a good fit for you if you want to make friends with teenagers from around the world, and travel to Africa with support and guidance every day.


Our High School Special runs over fixed dates in the summer. You pick the dates that fit your schedule. All activities will take place in groups, follow a set itinerary and happen under supervision. This ensures your safety and maximum enjoyment at all times.

A high school student speaks to a patient on Projects Abroad's medical internship in Kenya

Your work will mainly focus on the four following activities:


Shadow doctors and medical professionals as they move through various departments 


There is much to be learnt from observing medical professionals as they work. Keep your pen and notebook close as you shadow medical staff around the clinic or hospital. You’ll see how the staff engage with patients, and which instruments they use when examining patients.


You’ll also see the state of medical facilities in a developing country, and observe illnesses or diseases you don’t see in your home country. Doctors will teach you how to diagnose and treat these illnesses. We encourage you to ask questions, and learn as much as you can.


Get practical medical experience during community outreaches


Part of our medical internship for high school students in Kenya includes giving you a chance to gain practical experience.


To ensure that disadvantaged communities receive basic healthcare services, we organise medical outreaches. You will help healthcare professionals here. You’ll check people’s temperature, assist with weight checks, take blood pressure readings, and more. All work is supervised, and we have medical professionals on hand to assist with any questions. 


Attend workshops designed to boost your knowledge and give you new medical skills


You will have more than one opportunity to take part in workshops aimed at expanding your medical knowledge. Workshops will cover topics like HIV/AIDS, tropical diseases, and more. You’ll also get training on how to take part in medical outreaches.


Go sightseeing and explore with teenage volunteers from around the globe


Evenings and weekends in Kenya are jam-packed with social activities and sightseeing. With a group of teenagers your age, you’ll travel and explore under the supervision of our staff. You will do things like:


  • Take part in a Swahili class
  • Taste local cuisine at restaurants
  • Visit Lake Baringo
  • Take part in a Kenyan cooking class
  • Enjoy a visit to Naivasha National Park

Where in Kenya will I be working?

Nanyuki

On a medical internship in Kenya for high school students, you will live and work in Nanyuki. 


Nanyuki is a small and safe town, sitting at the foothills of Mount Kenya. The weather is pleasant, not too hot, and not too cold. Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is around a 3.5 hours drive away from Nanyuki.


Most of your medical internship work will take place in a health clinic or hospital, and you’ll go into disadvantaged communities to do outreach work. The medical facilities won’t be as advanced as they are in your home country, and doctors work with fewer resources.


All of your practical work is supervised. A Projects Abroad Coordinator will be with you throughout your project work as well.

Pick up all'aeroporto, voli e visti

Al tuo arrivo in aeroporto, un membro dello Staff di Projects Abroad sarà lì ad aspettarti. Per maggiori informazioni su arrivo, orientamento e visti visita la pagina Procedure di Arrivo per il Kenya.


What are the aims and impact of this internship?

The aim of this medical internship in Kenya for teenagers is to give you medical experience to prepare you for pursuing a career in medicine. The experience will add value to your CV, and give you an insight into the healthcare challenges people face in developing countries.


Kenya is listed as being one of the more disadvantaged countries in the world, and access to quality and low cost medical care can be challenging. We’re working to change this by going into underprivileged communities to provide the healthcare services they need. You’ll become part of these efforts by working on outreaches.


In 2017, high school medical interns in Kenya assisted 714 low-income earners in Kenya with receiving free medical care. Our interns did door-to-door nutrition assessments, and gave educational talks in Kenya. They also did door-to-door deworming and awareness campaigns.


Join this internship for high school students and become part of our efforts to achieve these goals, while building your medical knowledge.

High school students and local staff donate first aid kits on our medical internship in Kenya

Piani di gestione

Nei Management Plans definiamo gli obiettivi dei nostri progetti. Questo è uno strumento importante per pianificare correttamente il lavoro dei nostri volontari. Inoltre, ci aiutano a misurare e valutare l'impatto e i risultati raggiunti ogni anno.

Grazie ai Management Plans possiamo migliorare i nostri progetti ogni giorno. Questo significa che, come volontario, entrerai a far parte di un programma che ha un un impatto reale dove è più necessario. Scopri di più sui nostri Management Plan.


Misurare il nostro impatto

Ogni anno, migliaia di giovani volontari che partecipano ai nostri Campi di Volontariato per Studenti delle Scuole Superiori fanno la differenza in tutto il mondo. Durante il loro periodo all’estero, contribuiscono al raggiungimento di obiettivi a lungo termine e ad avere un impatto positivo nelle comunità locali.

Per documentare i risultati raggiunti grazie al loro aiuto, elaboriamo un rapporto annuale chiamato High School Specials Impact Report. Scopri di più sull'impatto dei nostri progetti e leggi l'ultimo report.


Vitto e alloggio

Vivrai con una famiglia locale a Nanyuki. Ti accoglieranno a casa loro e saranno felici di condividere con te la loro cultura e di scoprire la tua. Crediamo che questo sia il modo migliore per immergerti nella cultura del Kenya e vivere un'esperienza veramente unica.

Cerchiamo sempre di accomodare due o più volontari o stagisti nella stessa famiglia. La tua stanza sarà modesta, ma confortevole, pulita e sicura.

La quota del programma include tre pasti al giorno.

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Sicurezza e supporto del nostro staff

La tua sicurezza è la nostra priorità. Adottiamo diverse procedure per darti il supporto di cui hai bisogno e per farti vivere il tuo viaggio all'estero senza pensieri. Lo Staff di Projects Abroad sarà sempre disponibile 24 ore su 24, durante la settimana e nei week-end. Ti aiuterà ad ambientarti a casa e all'interno del progetto e, in caso di necessità, potrai contattarlo in qualsiasi momento.

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Al momento dell'iscrizione paghi solo un acconto di €295, che verrà dedotto dal prezzo finale.

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