Nursing internships abroad

Nursing is a key role in the medical industry and requires many hours of instruction, studying and work. Hands-on experience is key to starting a career in nursing. Applying for various internships can be time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming.

Our nursing internship program abroad makes it easy for nursing students to get real-world experience in clinics across Latin America that benefit from the work of extra qualified people.

To join this program you must be studying or have completed a career related to nursing. This internship is suited for people who are pursuing careers as a:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • School Nurse
  • Travel Nurse

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 nursing or a related 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.

Nursing internships - Guatemala

In Guatemala access to public healthcare is not great, so clinics and hospitals greatly benefit from extra help interns give to the health system. Join our nursing internship program in Guatemala, and get hands-on experience by joining a team of nurses and doctors to treat a greater amount of patients.

Interns in nursing can expect to assist in tasks like taking vital signs from patients, imputing patient information to databases, injecting patients, checking up on patient status, prepping medical equipment and consumables, work in the in-clinic pharmacy, assisting ambulance and first responders with stabilizing patients, and more.

Basic Spanish is needed to intern in this program. If you don’t know Spanish, you can join our Spanish classes before starting your internship, the classes prepare you with specific terminology for your field.

Interns stay with a welcoming host family in a private room and are provided breakfast and dinner.

Internship overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks
  • Location: Villages near Antigua Guatemala, Tecpan, or Patzun.
  • Accommodation: Private room with a host family with two meals per day.
  • Available: Year round.
  • Requirements: Interns must be studying nursing or a related field

Ready to join?

Nursing internships - Costa Rica

INLEX partners with the public health system and opens up the opportunity for nursing students to work in a clinic assisting doctors and nurses.

Join the nursing internship program in Costa Rica and become part of a team working in various clinics to provide high-quality treatment to patients. You can expect to assist with patient care with: taking vital signs, reading and assessing charts, helping interpret lab work, summarizing patient’s data to doctors, injecting patients, re-stocking pharmaceutical supplies and consumables, sterilizing equipment, checking up on patients, cleaning patients, helping gather data from patients, assisting in administering treatments, and more.

Basic Spanish is needed to intern in this program. If you don’t know Spanish, you can join our Spanish classes before starting your internship, the classes prepare you with specific terminology for your field.

Interns have the option to stay in a private room with a host family that provides breakfast and dinner or to stay in a volunteer hostel in shared dormitories with access to a kitchen.

Nursing internship abroad

Internship overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks
  • Location: San Ramon and Palmares, Costa Rica.
  • Accommodation: host family with two meals per day or volunteer hostel with access to a kitchen.
  • Available: Year round.
  • Requirements: Interns must be studying nursing or a related field.

Ready to join?

Nursing internships - 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 offer 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.

In the nursing internship, interns assist doctors in various sub-specialties with a variety of procedures. Interns can expect to be assigned to multiple doctors while shadowing a nurse who will guide them with the work. 

Common work includes: cleaning patients, disinfecting equipment, prepping pharmaceuticals, administering drugs to patients, injecting patients, prepping surgical rooms, gathering patient data, organizing patient data, assisting in house calls and more.

Basic Spanish is needed to intern in this program. If you don’t know Spanish, you can join our Spanish classes before starting your internship, the classes prepare you with specific terminology for your field.

Internship overview

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks
  • Location: Cusco and Pisac, Peru
  • Accommodation: host family with two meals per day or volunteer guesthouse, depending on assignment.
  • Available: Year round.
  • Requirements: Interns must be studying nursing or a related field.

Ready to join?