Interns interested in joining the internship health care/medical program 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 because of the potential liability risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education, before your arrival to the project.
- Intern's responsibilities
Job responsibilities of interns joining a medical internship in Tanzania vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Interns are not allowed to perform diagnoses 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.
One of the most distinguished features of IFRE's internships in Tanzania 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 interest related to medical/health care issues and explore the issue further with the help of an 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 meals, living accommodations and supervision from the beginning to end of the internship. During the first week (if enrolled in the language and culture program), interns stay in our IFRE's hostel in Dar es Salaam which also doubles as our local offices/base of operations. Located in Dar es Salaam, interns are provided access to various parts of the city. A husband and wife team (our local coordinator who also conducts the culture and language course) runs the hostel - where interns receive three (3) meals a day.
During the internship period, interns stay with a host family. We arrange a separate room for interns with shared bathroom facilities in host families. Details pertaining to living accommodations will be provided in placement details prior to arrival in-country. IFRE's main offices are located in Dar es Salaam - allowing interns access to the local coordinator.
IFRE's internships in Tanzania 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%). Furthermore, we at IFRE do not make six-figure salaries. What we DO is work very hard and effectively to keep costs down for individuals seeking an 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). Internship program fee.
- What's Included in Program Fee:
* 4 days: US$329
* 1 week: US$604
* 2 weeks: US$743
* 3 weeks: US$881
* 4 weeks: US$1019
* 5 weeks: US$1157
* 6 weeks: US$1295
* 7 weeks: US$1433
* 8 weeks: US$1571
* 9 weeks: US$1709
* 10 weeks: US$1847
* 11 weeks: US$1985
* 12 weeks: US$2121.
Tanzania Language Program Fee: US $250 for one week. Language fee covers language and cultural training, food and accommodations for 7 days, training materials (books, learning materials), cost of local sightseeing/tourist sites, cost of recreational activities, and insurance.
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