Medical internships abroad

Our medical Internship abroad program is designed to give real-world experience under a clinical setting to medical students. Instead of staying in your comfort zone, take your medical electives abroad, travel at the same time and meet a great team of international interns.

INLEX partners with clinics, small hospitals, labs, and treatment centers to provide opportunities for people to develop professionally and to help at the same time. By joining our program you will be placed in a clinic where you can learn skills by shadowing medical professionals and interacting with patients. Depending on your area of expertise and interest, we will match you with the best-suited option.

For interns that have experience in lab work, there is the opportunity to aid in laboratory diagnostics.

The medical intern program is meant for medical students 3rd year and above and professionals. Interns must be able to communicate in basic Spanish. If you do not know Spanish, we encourage you to take some medical Spanish classes with us before your internship.

If you are in the pre-med stage or the early stage of the health field, the health and medical volunteering program is best suited for you.

Projects

Arrival to the program are most Sundays.

On arrival you are greeted by our friendly coordinators and taken to your accommodation. Next day you meet with all the volunteers and interns that came the previous days for orientation.

In orientation we cover topics like:
-Do’s and dont’s in the country

-How to get around and weekend travel

-Your projects

-Communication, SIM cards , and currency.

-Social meet ups with other participants.

Spanish classes are available at an extra cost in 20 hour blocks. Monday to Friday , 4 hours per day.
See our costs section for more information.

Interns must be studying medicine or have knowledge in the medical field. Basic Spanish is required.

We encourage all of our participants in our programs to travel as much as they can during the weekends. Volunteers and interns usually travel together during the weekends. Our coordinators can assist you to make travels plans

During the weekdays volunteers and interns usually spend time together after their assignments.

Medical internship-Medical electives in Guatemala

In Guatemala access to public healthcare is not great, so clinics and hospitals greatly benefit from the extra help interns give to the health system. Join our medical internship program in Guatemala and get hands-on experience by shadowing doctors in rural clinics and hospitals. 

Interns joining the medical program can expect to assist doctors and nurses in various tasks including taking vital signs from patients, processing patient data, preparing medical equipment, work in the in-clinic pharmacy, assistance in patient diagnosis and therapies, walk-in patient care prep, vaccination campaigns and more.

Interns can also expect to participate in seasonal projects like: child nutrition information and monitoring campaigns, vaccination campaigns, informational campaigns for expecting mothers, etc.

Internship overview

  • Location: Villages near Antigua Guatemala, Tecpan or Solola.
  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day or shared dorms in a volunteer hostel with access to a kitchen.
  • Available: Year round.
  • Requirements: Interns must be studying medicine or have knowledge in the medical field. Basic Spanish is required.

Ready to join?

Medical internship-Medical electives in Costa Rica.

Join our medical intern team in Costa Rica and work alongside experienced doctors, nurses, and healthcare technicians. INLEX works with the public and private Costa Rican health system in small and big clinics and supports various medical specialties 

Assignments to internship placements vary on the intern’s interests and capabilities. Join the medical internship program in Costa Rica, you can expect to work in: taking vital signs for patients, doing patient initial assessments, talking to patients about symptoms and history, assisting doctors with patient care and therapies, preparing medical equipment and consumables, and assisting lab technicians.

medical internship abroad

Internship overview

  • Location: San Ramon and Palmares, Costa Rica.
  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day or shared dorms in a volunteer hostel with access to a kitchen.
  • Available: Year round.
  • Requirements: Interns must be studying medicine or have knowledge in the medical field. Basic Spanish is required.

Ready to join?

Medical internship-Medical electives in Peru

Work in a clinic that aims to provide very affordable or free healthcare to local and low-income families in Cusco, Pisac, and surrounding villages. The program in Peru is separated into two large clinics that provide various specialties including general medicine, traumatology, gynecology , internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology, and other specialties. One of the clinics also has a small operating room used by all the doctors.

As an intern in the medical program, you will be assigned to a doctor depending on your qualifications and interest. You can expect to assist the doctor with patients, lab work, patient charts, equipment preparation and more.

medical internships in peru

Internship overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks
  • Location: Cusco and Pisac, Peru
  • Accommodation: Private room in a welcoming host family with two meals per day .
  • Available: Year round.
  • Requirements: Interns must be studying medicine or have knowledge in the medical field. Basic Spanish is required.

Ready to join?