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Internship in India: Medical/Health Project

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 60 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 24 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Volunteering Vacations  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 564 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1968 US Dollar (USD)

If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, this internship is a great opportunity. Primary health care is one particular program significantly lacking resources and attention among the widely-spread, impoverished people of India. People are suffering everyday because many villages do not have doctors or basic health care facilities such as clinics or hospitals. Interns with health care/medical backgrounds can help fill this void and learn through experience by providing health care tips in informal education centers, schools, or local organizations.

- Skills/Qualifications

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 our internships in India is the guidance of supervisors. We 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 our 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.

We arrange 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 our 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.

We maintain a local staff, office, vehicle, as well as our own hostel in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. Most of our medical placements are located within a 20-mile radius, enabling us to meet interns as necessary. Interns will also have 24/7 access to our office and the mobile numbers of in-country coordinators. Also, our staff visits each intern in 1-2 week intervals as a part of program.

Our internships in India begin on the first and third Monday of each month. We are proud to offer the same services offered by our competitors but at a highly economical price (nearly 50-175% less). Furthermore, we 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 we offer:
- We are a 501 (C) 3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.
- Our 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Food (3 Meals a day)
- Accommodation
- Comprehensive Travel Insurance
- Emergency Hot Line - 24/7/365 from any part of the world
- Airport Welcome
- In country Transportation
- Country Coordinator Support
- Thoroughly researched and personalized projects
- Safe Volunteer Placement
- Volunteer Care and Other Services
- Emergency support
- Certificate of Appreciation/Completion
- Fund Raising Ideas.

Price Excludes:
- International flights
- Visa extension, personal expenses
- Water/soft drinks/entertainment ($1-3 per day)
- Laundry, telephone, immunization costs.

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