Interns interested in joining the medical/health care internship in India must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program due to the associated, potential risks.
- Intern's responsibilities
Job responsibilities of interns joining a medical internship in India vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Interns are not allowed to perform obviously-identified or surgical operations. Most of the time, interns help doctor or work as an assistant to doctors. Interns measure blood pressure (BP), temperature, height, weight, as well as assist doctors and the medical staffs in the health centers. Interns may also help in health camps (if any), distribute medication, provide tips to patients pertaining to health, nutrition and sanitation as well as council patients, and possibly participate in the treatment for minor injuries/wounds and/or maintain records of treated.
- Internship in India: Internship Project and Role of Supervisor
One of the most distinguished features of IFRE's internships in India is the guidance of supervisors. IFRE will assign a qualified supervisor to provide assistance for all interns throughout the duration of their chosen internship. Individuals filling the role of supervisor are usually either the director or chosen staff member of the project which interns choose. During your time as an international intern, you will be assigned a number of duties which volunteers also perform (in this sense, there are very few differences between IFRE's volunteers and interns).
In the internship, you will select a particular area of your interest related to medical/health care issues and explore the issue further with the help of your assigned supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor does not develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects. All participants should be proactive to ensure the ultimate success of their internships. Supervisors will provide at least five (5) hours each week to make certain that interns are adequately guided.
IFRE arranges room, food, and supervision for intern from the start to the end of program. During the first week's language and cultural program, interns stay in IFRE's hostel in Guna Gao (Delhi), where cooks prepare a variety of Indian food (Nan, curry, Dal, chapatti, rice, and pickle). For the duration of the internship project, interns stay with host family with accommodations which include separate rooms with a communal bathroom/toilet shared with respective host families and hostel.
IFRE maintains a local staff, office, vehicle, as well as their own hostel in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. Most of IFRE's medical placements are located within a 20-mile radius, enabling IFRE to meet interns as necessary. Interns will also have 24/7 access to IFRE's office and the mobile numbers of in-country coordinators. Also, IFRE's staff visits each intern in 1-2 week intervals as a part of program.
IFRE's internships in India begin on the first and third Monday of each month. IFRE is proud to offer the same services offered by our competitors but at a highly economical price (nearly 50-175% less). Furthermore, we at IFRE do not make six-figure salaries. What we DO is work very and effectively to keep costs down for individuals seeking and international internship. We remain constantly devoted to maintaining both the quality of our programs and ensuring the safety of our international interns.
Here is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE offers:
- IFRE is a 501 (C) 3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.
- IFRE application fee: US $349. The application fee covers advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries).
- What's Included in Program Fee:
* 4 days: US$329
* 1 week: US$504
* 2 weeks: US$625
* 3 weeks: US$753
* 4 weeks: US$881
* 5 weeks: US$1009
* 6 weeks: US$1137
* 7 weeks: US$1265
* 8 weeks: US$1440
* 9 weeks: US$1568
* 10 weeks: US$1696
* 11 weeks: US$1824
* 12 weeks: US$1950.
India Language Program Fee: US$ 250 for one week. Language fee covers Language and cultural training, food and accommodations for 7 days, training materials (books, paper, orientation package, TV, video, trainers), cost of local sight seeing/tourist site arrangements, recreational activities, village stay/host family, cultural programs and additional activities, travel related expenses (one week orientation), insurance.
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