A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers

Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches


  • Shadow doctors in a clinical setting and learn how to diagnose and treat many different diseases and conditions.
  • During outreaches, you’ll treat minor wounds, and measure blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
  • You’ll also help raise awareness of disease and how to prevent it by making presentations on common health issues.


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Is a Medicine internship in Ghana for teenagers right for me?

This internship is perfect if you’re a young student considering a future career in medicine. You’ll get medical work experience by shadowing doctors on their rounds, and participating in outreaches. This will give your CV an extra edge, and give you interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews.

Not only will this internship give you the opportunity to see if medicine is a good fit for you, but you’ll also be able to help those living in underprivileged communities. This will demonstrate your commitment to medicine.

You don’t need previous experience to join. We’ll teach you everything you need to know once you arrive. Your Projects Abroad supervisors will also be by your side every step of the way, and they’ll supervise your work.

This fixed-date trip runs for two, three, or four weeks over the summer. You’ll work and travel with other teenagers who are interested in the medical field. Together, you’ll learn, have fun, and explore the culture and country, along with Projects Abroad staff.

Interns and local staff in a group photo on our medical internship for teenagers in Ghana

Your work will be split into three areas:

Observe the work of qualified doctors as they treat patients in a local hospital or clinic

One day a week, you’ll do observation work in a hospital setting. You’ll shadow doctors and nurses as they go about their day-to-day activities. You’ll watch them consult and treat patients, and complete follow-up consultations with previous patients. This will give you a better idea of what it will be like as a practicing doctor.

We encourage you to ask questions and take notes, so you can learn as much as possible from observing.

Assist professional medical staff as they provide free health checks during community outreaches

Most of your time will be spent working at medical outreaches in communities, schools, and leprosy camps. You’ll be involved in more hands-on work during these outreaches. These include:

  • Dressing wounds
  • Carrying out health checks, like measuring blood sugar and blood pressure levels
  • Giving malaria tests
  • Making presentations on common health issues.

Explore Ghana with other high school students who have similar interests to you

You’ll spend everyday working and travelling alongside other teenagers from around the world. An interest in medicine is something you’ll all have in common.

When you’re not working, your supervisors will ensure there are plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you busy, along with weekend trips. You’ll soak up the sun at the beach, observe the wildlife at national parks, and learn about the country’s history a national museums. You’ll sample authentic Ghanaian food and haggle with traders at their local markets.

Where in Ghana will I be working?

Akuapem Hills

Located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Akuapem Hills is characterised by vibrant green vegetation and rich red earth. As one of the quieter regions, children calling 'Obroni’ (foreigner) as they try to catch your attention will be unmistakable. The villages are welcoming and know how to entertain! When volunteering in Ghana, join in on the street festivities or try dried fish and yams at a food stall on the main street. The bustling city of Accra is within easy reach for a day trip.

Ankomst, visum och hämtning

När du anländer till flygplatsen i din valda destination, kommer en av våra Projects Abroad anställda att möta dig och hälsa dig välkommen till landet. Du hittar mer information om ankomstflygplatser, introduktion och visum på vår sida Ankomst i Ghana.

What are the aims and impact of this Medicine internship in Ghana for teenagers?

The main aim of this project is to give you the opportunity to learn and gain practical medical work experience.

You’ll learn by observing doctors and nurses on their rounds. You’ll see firsthand what their day-to-day work involves, which may help you decide if a medical career is the right fit for you. 

You’ll get practical experience working on outreaches. In Ghana, basic healthcare services are often unavailable for people in rural, disadvantaged areas. They either can’t afford treatment or live too far away from hospitals and clinics. We go into these communities to provide free, basic medical care.

We’ll teach you basic medical skills, like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels. You’ll use these skills to help patients. This is a great way to give back, and demonstrate your commitment to medicine at the same time.    

Gain medical work experience in Ghana and help bring healthcare to disadvantaged communities, while building your medical knowledge. 

An intern gains medical work experience cleaning a wound on our project for teenagers in Ghana


Vi har utarbetat långsiktiga mål för våra projekt och dokumenterat målen i våra projekthandlingsplaner. Våra projekthandlingsplaner används också för att planera ditt arbete. Tack vare våra projekthandlingsplaner kan du vara säker på att du arbetar mot ett långsiktigt mål och vi kan kontinuerligt utvärdera och förbättra vårt arbete. Våra projekthandlingsplaner säkerställer att vi gör en verklig skillnad.

Läs mer om våra projekthandlingsplaner.

Vi mäter resultatet av vårt arbete varje år

Varje år deltar tusentals ungdomsvolontärer på våra projekt runt om i världen. Under deras tid utomlands bidrar de till att göra en långsiktig positiv skillnad i de samhällen där de arbetar. För att visa vilket resultat deras hårda arbete har, sammanställer vi varje år en rapport som heter High School Specials Impact repor.

För mer information om den insats våra ungdomsvolontär gjort under året, läs vår senaste rapport.

Mat och boende

Du kommer bo hos en värdfamilj i Accra, Akuapem Hills eller Cape Coast. Din värdfamilj kommer välkomna dig som en familjemedlem till deras hem. De kommer lära dig mer om deras traditioner och om den lokala kulturen. Vi tror att det här är det bästa sättet att verkligen lära känna kulturen i ett nytt land. Du kommer få en unik upplevelse av Ghana.

Vi försöker alltid placera våra ungdomsvolontärer så att de delar rum med en annan Projects Abroad volontär eller praktikant, av samma ålder och kön. Ditt rum kommer vara enkelt men bekvämt, rent och säkert.

Din projektavgift inkluderar tre måltider om dagen.

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Säkerhet och personalstöd

Din säkerhet är vår första prioritet. Vi har många processer och system på plats för att se till att du som ungdomsvolontär har all extra hjälp och support som du behöver. Vår egen Projects Abroad personal finns alltid med dig och de andra ungdomsvolontärerna, oavsett tid på dygnet eller dag i veckan. De ser till att du trivs i ditt boende och känner dig hemma på din projektplacering. Om du skulle stöta på något problem, finns vår personal alltid där för att hjälpa dig.

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När du anmäler dig betalar du endast 2700 kr, vilket dras av från totalpriset. Avbetalningsmöjligheter finns och vi kan också ge tips på hur du kan samla in pengar

Vill du delta på fler än ett projekt? Ring oss på 0855921116 för att ta reda på om vi kan erbjuda rabatt.

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