Students lead a health campaign on obesity as part of their Projects Abroad Public Health work for teenagers in Belize.

Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Belize

Intern in Belize and work with teenagers your age to do health checks and raise awareness of diseases

In sintesi

  • Work alongside medical professionals In Belize, you’ll carrying out community outreaches and healthcare campaigns. It’s a great way to gain hands-on experience while assisting others.
  • Provide basic healthcare services to people in marginalised communities. You’ll be able to share knowledge on how people can prevent diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Based in San Pedro you’ll stay with a local host family. Our staff will arrange social activities in the evenings, along with weekend trips to explore this beautiful country.

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 Public Health work in Belize for teenagers right for me?

Do you want to gain practical healthcare experience and help others at the same time? Then you’ll love our Public Health High School Special in Belize. It’s perfect for any teenager looking to do something different and get actively involved in the local community.


You’ll be able to add practical healthcare experience to your CV, and you’ll learn new skills like teamwork and planning. This internship will also give you interesting points to talk about in interviews and essays, and demonstrate your commitment to helping others.


You don’t need any experience to join. This is because our staff teach you everything you need to know, and your work is supervised at all times.


This internship is designed specifically for teenagers. We have a set itinerary in place and our staff are there every step of the way for guidance and support. This project runs for two or four weeks at a time over select dates in the summer months.

On the Projects Abroad Public Health internship for teenagers in Belize, a student and local man talk.

What will I do at a Public Health placement in Belize for teenagers?

On this project you will conduct health checks in local communities. You’ll help with the following activities:


  • Run educational public health campaigns
  • Assist nursing staff on outreaches
  • Expand your horizons through unique experiences on the island

Public Health work for teenagers in Belize will be divided through the following ways:


Run community outreaches and public health campaigns


Outreaches and awareness campaigns are an important part of your work. You’ll raise awareness about non-communicable diseases, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension. You might also do awareness work about sexual and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS for young teenagers.


You can conduct research and create eye-catching posters about common healthcare problems in San Pedro. Then go out to local communities and give talks or lead workshops to get students thinking about their health. Awareness campaigns are an important part of preventing illness and creating a community of healthier individuals.


We also organise larger health fairs where you can develop your project management skills.


Assist nurses with basic procedures


During outreaches, you’ll work alongside a local nurse to check blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight. Nurses can then use this data to make referrals or recommend lifestyle changes that could prevent or manage illness.


Expand your horizons


While helping the local community and environment, you’ll also get a chance to expand your own horizons. You will live with a host family. You will get to interact with locals on a daily basis and learn more about the unique culture of Belize. It’s also an excellent way to improve your Spanish or learn a new language.


We have come up with a set itinerary filled with exciting leisure activities which you’ll do with other interns your age. As part of the itinerary, we will take you on a weekend trip to explore San Pedro a bit better. This will give you a chance to see more of this part of Belize and gain a greater understanding of local life.


Where will I work in Belize?

San Pedro

Our Public Health internship for teenagers is based in San Pedro, a town on Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye is the largest island off the coast of Belize. This small fishing village is home to over 15,000 people. As you make your way around San Pedro, you’ll see locals whizzing past on golf carts and bikes, the most common forms of transport.


You’ll spend most of your time doing outreach work in local communities. You’ll also conduct awareness campaigns in local schools. The communities where you work will be less developed than what you are accustomed to. They’ll typically have a muddy terrain, and people don’t have regular access to healthcare facilities.

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 Belize.


What are the aims of a Public Health placement in Belize for teenagers?

The aim of this project is to support disadvantaged communities by giving them access to healthcare services and education. We also want to equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in healthcare in the future.


On the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize, basic medical services are limited, and there are no hospitals. The only medical facilities on the island are two private doctor’s practices, and a polyclinic. There aren’t enough doctors and nurses to help everyone. In addition, public transport is limited, so it’s difficult for people to travel to get medical care.


You’ll help us provide basic healthcare services in these communities. You’ll get involved with tasks like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Nurses will use the results to diagnose and treat patients. All of your work is supervised.   


Join our Public Health High School Special in Belize and help us work towards our goal of improving healthcare in disadvantaged communities.

On the Projects Abroad Public Health internship for teenagers in Belize, students prepare for an outreach day.

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 San Pedro.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 Belize e vivere un'esperienza veramente unica.

Nei nostri programmi per Studenti delle Scuole Superiori, cerchiamo sempre di accomodare nella stessa stanza due o più volontari dello stesso sesso e di età simile. 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.

Vorresti partecipare a più di un progetto? Chiamaci al +39 0810067162 per vedere se sono disponibili eventuali sconti.

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