A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka

Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

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Projects Abroad has been awarded the South Asian Sustainable Development Leadership High Award for Volunteerism

  • Shadow experienced doctors on their daily rounds, rotating through various hospital departments.
  • Learn how the doctors work and how they diagnose and treat different diseases and conditions.
  • You’ll also get plenty of practical experience doing health checks during medical outreaches.

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


Is a Medicine internship in Sri Lanka for teenagers right for me?

Are you a high school student hoping to start a career in medicine one day? Would you like to gain some practical experience to see if medicine is right for you? Do you dream of travelling and making new friends from all over the globe?


If you answered yes to all of these questions, this project is definitely for you! You’ll learn about medicine from experienced doctors, and help disadvantaged communities through outreach work. This will help add valuable medical experience to your CV, and demonstrate your commitment to helping others. 


This medical internship in Sri Lanka is designed by our staff for teenagers your age. All activities will take place in groups, follow a set itinerary, and are supervised by Projects Abroad staff. This ensures that you can relax, learn, and have fun throughout your trip.

Projects Abroad interns prepare for their project work on our medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

What will I do on a Medical internship in Sri Lanka for teenagers?

During your time as a medical intern in Sri Lanka, you will have many opportunities to learn, help, and explore. You will:


  • Observe doctors and nurses as they work with patients who suffer from a range of conditions
  • Help doctors and nurses perform basic health checks on medical outreaches
  • Expand your horizons by exploring a new country and learning about its culture

Your work will mainly focus on the following:


Shadow doctors and nurses as they work


As a teenage intern in Sri Lanka, your role is strictly observational. This means that you’ll shadow doctors and nurses on their rounds and learn by watching what they do. You can expect to get involved with activities like this:


  • Spend time in the different departments of a general hospital
  • Visit a hospital specialising in traditional Ayurvedic medicine
  • Attend a workshop on medical practices in Sri Lanka. You’ll also attend workshops that teach you basic medical skills, like measuring blood pressure levels


Help with medical outreach programmes


Hoping to do some hands-on work during your medical internship in Sri Lanka? During your time here, you’ll join doctors and nurses at a two-day medical outreach at a community centre. You’ll assist with basic health checks. This could involve measuring blood pressure and weighing.


All of your work during the outreach will be supervised.


Expand your horizons


Finally, as you live and work in Sri Lanka with other teenagers, you will enjoy a range of new experiences. This will include the medical work you’ll be involved in, as well as a range of cultural activities in the evenings.


Over one weekend, we will take you on a trip to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, which is an UNESCO World Heritage site.


You’ll live with a host family, which means you will be able to immerse yourself in the Sri Lankan way of life and eat local food.


Where will I be working in Sri Lanka?

Colombo

As a medical intern in Sri Lanka, you will be based in the capital city of Colombo.


It’s located on the west coast of the island and has become a popular tourist destination over the past few years. It’s home to palm-lined beaches and a number of fascinating cultural landmarks. Some of the most interesting include Viharamahadevi Park, the Dutch Hospital and the array of fresh produce markets.


There is a lot to see and do, and we will ensure that you make the most of your time in the city with group outings and excursions. Our staff will be right there with you to supervise throughout the day.


As far as your working environment is concerned, you will be based at a general hospital within the city. Our medical outreaches take place in surrounding communities.

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 till Sri Lanka.


What are the aims and impact of this project?

The aim of this project is to offer you the opportunity to gain medical experience in a developing country.


You will spend time learning directly from doctors and nurses, and gain insight into the healthcare challenges people in Sri Lanka face. This will add valuable work experience to your CV, and give you interesting points to talk about in interviews and applications. The outreach work you do will also demonstrate your dedication to helping those in need.


While Sri Lanka does provide free healthcare services to all its citizens, these can sometimes be limited or inconsistent. You’ll work alongside medical staff to provide important basic medical services in disadvantaged, rural areas.


In 2017, interns participated in 14 medical camps in Sri Lanka. These outreaches were requested by government leaders and reached up to 2,050 beneficiaries.


Join us in Sri Lanka and gain clinical experience while giving back to those who need help most.

A dental outreach at a local school during Projects Abroad's medical internship for teenagers in Sri Lanka

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 Colombo. 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 Sri Lanka. Under din tid i Sri Lanka kan du kan även komma att bo i ett gästhus.

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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