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Internship in Peru: Medical/Healthcare Project

offered by supplier M17917 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 60 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 24 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Volunteering Vacations   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 654 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1897 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 Peru. People die every day because many villages do not have doctors or basic health care facilities such as clinics or hospitals. Interns with health care backgrounds can help fill this void by teaching health care tips in informal education centers, schools, or local organizations.

- Skills/Qualifications

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

Depending upon your medical experience and Spanish language skills you may be asked to assist with various procedures such as delivering babies, suturing wounds, and administering vaccinations. Some interns may also be asked to help with public health campaigns. Placements in health projects require notarized documentation of your medical school, nursing school, or other medical training.

One of the most distinguished features of our internships in Peru 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 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.

- Room/Food

We arrange room, food, and supervision for interns from the beginning to the end of the program. For the duration of the internship, interns will stay in our hostel in Cusco. Alternatively, we can also arrange living accommodations and meals with a regional host family. Regardless of chosen accommodations, interns will be provided with a separate room (sometimes shared with fellow interns) and usually shared bathroom and laundry facilities. In Cusco, our staff members visit interns every 7-14 days. Alternatively, if staying in Urubamba, Trujillo, or Arequipa - due to the distance from Cusco.

We will provide interns with a local contact person as well as maintain contact via phone or email. Our internships in Peru 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%). Furthermore, we 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 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$530
* 1 week: US$705
* 2 weeks: US$835
* 3 weeks: US$973
* 4 weeks: US$1111
* 5 weeks: US$1274
* 6 weeks: US$1437
* 7 weeks: US$1600
* 8 weeks: US$1763
* 9 weeks: US$1926
* 10 weeks: US$2089
* 11 weeks: US$2252
* 12 weeks: US$2413.

Peru language program fee: No fee for Spanish language classes. Peru program fee covers 2 hours free Spanish lesson (for up to 12 weeks for beginner and intermediate level student). Language program covers language and cultural training, food and accommodations in host family (breakfast and dinner only), Training materials (books, materials), 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.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2008

Institute for Field Research Expeditions (IFRE), is a non profit organization. Our parent company is registered as Global Future Institute (GFI) in Louisiana. The main goal of IFRE is to carry out authentic field research programs on ecology, environment, wildlife, archeology and other areas affecting global...

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