Join a Public Health internship in the Philippines for teenagers and gain practical experience while giving back to communities in need. You’ll meet teenagers from around the world, work in a group, and have ample opportunities to explore. This is also a great way to add medical experience to your CV, which can help your future career.
In the Philippines, you’ll do home visits and help run outreaches in disadvantaged communities. You’ll do health checks, and raise awareness of diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Our staff will teach you the basic medical skills you’ll need to know for the work. You’ll also be able to learn from doctors and nurses.
You’ll live and work in San Remigio, and stay with a friendly host family. Projects Abroad staff are with you every step of the way, and have organised plenty for you to see and do.
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Is a Public Health High School Special right for me?
Public health work in the Philippines for teenagers is perfect for any young person looking to get hands on medical experience. You will help local communities in need during outreach work and house-to-house visits.
An internship with us gives you life experience in a developing country, and challenges you to think outside of your norm. Share your experiences during university or job applications, giving yourself an edge. This kind of work will also help demonstrate your commitment to healthcare and people in need.
No experience? No problem! You have constant assistance from doctors, nurses, and Projects Abroad staff. Use this time to ask questions and boost your practical knowledge!
You will also get multiple opportunities to see the fun side of the country during weekend trips and cultural activities.
Our Public Health internship for teenagers in the Philippines runs over fixed dates for two weeks at a time.
What will I do at a Public Health placement in the Philippines for teenagers?
During this High School Special project in the Philippines, you’ll work under supervision during outreaches and community days. You’ll work on one or more of these tasks:
- Conduct basic health checks for families in their homes
- Raise awareness about healthcare and nutrition
- Learn more about public health work in a developing country
- Experience the local culture and expand your horizons
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Conduct health checks for families in their homes
On a Public Health Internship for teenagers in the Philippines, you will help the local team with their house-to-house surveys and screenings. You will learn how to do temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and weight checks. Your recordings will be used by us to put together strategies for improving health.
Raise awareness about healthcare and nutrition
During family visits, you will keep a journal of the foods people eat. You will then try to encourage the families to eat healthier, or give recommendations. You can also research and suggest easy, cost-effective meals that families can create to stay healthy. Staff are on hand to guide you and offer advice.
You will also help organise community exercise sessions as part of the health promotion strategy and during community days. Put on your trainers and comfortable clothing and get people moving in the name of better health and fighting diseases like diabetes.
Learn more about public health in a developing country
Towards the end of your trip, you’ll attend public health conferences and a lecture. You’ll also give a presentation of your own. These sessions will give you insight into the country’s healthcare system and why your public health work is so important.
Experience the local culture and expand your horizons
Your schedule includes a weekend trip to Bantayan Island. Our staff organise several cultural and social events for you to enjoy in the evenings after work. All work and social activities are guided by Projects Abroad staff.
Where in the Philippines will I be working?
You’ll work in San Remigio, which is located on the island of Cebu, the mainland island of Cebu Province. The island is surrounded by 167 other islands.
You will work in and around San Remigio, doing public health outreaches and campaigns. These are focused on providing disadvantaged people with basic healthcare. You’ll also help educate people about non-communicable diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
When you're not working, you will have the chance to explore the wonders of the Philippines with teenagers your age. A highlight of your itinerary will be a weekend outing to Capitancillo Islet. This is a beautiful and mystical coral island, which has a protected marine sanctuary, three dive sites, and a lighthouse.
You will stay at a welcoming host family in Bogo City, so you have the opportunity to stroll around in this city and search for the best souvenirs for family and friends back home!
What are the aims and impact of this project?
The aim of this internship is to provide the local community of San Remigio with free, basic healthcare during medical outreaches and home visits.
According to the Department of Health in the Philippines, seven out of ten leading deaths in the country are due to non-communicable diseases. These diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Many people suffer from these diseases because of poor nutrition, smoking, or drug and alcohol abuse.
In disadvantaged areas, we are working with people to prevent these diseases and get people access to treatment. We need your help to do this. Your role is to encourage people to make healthier choices when it comes to their food and lifestyle, and assist doctors and nurses during outreaches. This is important ongoing work for us.
Help us achieve these long-term goals by joining us on a Public Health internship for teenagers in the Philippines.
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 Bogo City. 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 filippina 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.
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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