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

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  • 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.

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Det här är ett projekt för dig som är 15-18 år


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.

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 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

Projekthandlingsplaner

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.

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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 Nanyuki. 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 Kenya.

Vi försöker alltid placera dig så att du bor med en annan Projects Abroad volontär eller praktikant. 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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