The Work the World internship program takes in a variety of different elements of both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography. We have placements in large regional hospitals, private clinics, teaching hospitals and specific radiography schools, where you will find yourself working with x-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI and fluoroscopy.
If you spend more than four weeks away with us, we may be able to split your placement across hospitals, or regions, to give you a broader view of healthcare in your chosen country.
Please check our individual destination pages on the right side of this page to learn more about available areas of specialty within each country.
Due to the specalized nature of this discipline, a radiography or radiology internship has less options than, for example, a medical placement. Nevertheless you are still able to be quite specific with us about the type of clinical setting in which you would like to be placed. We will work with you tailor your experience to individual needs and requirements - a huge benefit of booking with a specialist organization.
All our radiography internship students are designated a preceptor/supervisor who will be their main point of contact. We ensure that this person is a senior member of the department that you are working in, and that they understand what you expect from your placement. Just as importantly, we also inform them of what they can expect from you!Requirements to join us
Benefits of the program
A Work the World placement enhances and broadens a radiography student’s training while offering firsthand exposure to global health issues. Working with doctors and radiography teams in a developing country will enrich and empower both your personal and professional development.
Though the cost of a Work the World radiography placement may be similar to the cost of an independently organized placement, our program minimizes or removes nearly all the risks involved. First, we provide accommodation, meals and purified drinking water in a safe, secure and hygienic setting at our Work the World house. You’ll also receive the support there of our full-time staff, who are practiced at assisting international students.
We are able to offer a high-caliber clinical experience. Due to our solid relationships with our partner hospitals, radiography teams there are open to your presence and involvement, and happy to supervise students. Additionally, many of the language and cultural barriers that hamper the foreign worker are diminished by our staff’s experience in working with internationals, and our language classes.Frequently asked questions
Broaden your Experience
In each of our destination we have a sullpement programs which is designed to complement and greatly enrich your placement experiences. Many former students have found them to be the highlight of their placement time.
The Village Healthcare Experience offers the rare chance to live in a remote village in Nepal, Ghana or Tanzania. Working from a local clinic, you’ll assist in the treatment of patients living in very basic environments with little or no access to western medicine. You’ll live with a local family, take part in village activities and learn how local healers administer traditional healing methods.
The Ayurvedic Medicine Experience provides the exceptional opportunity to intern with a much-respected Ayurvedic doctor. Students live in an lodge and work at an Ayurveda hospital, based in a traditional rural Sri Lankan village.
The highly Intensive Spanish Course teaches not only practical, conversational Spanish but also crucial medical terms you’ll need to succeed at your Argentina placement. Each course is tailored to the abilities of the students by our full time Spanish teacher.Read more about these optional extras
The most common malignancy was Carcinoma of the Cervix, and disease that we’d think of as common such as prostate cancer was unheard of, mainly because the average life expectancy in Tanzania doesn’t allow patients to live long enough to develop it.
Kari Burton, University Campus Suffolk 2012Read More
The equipment was more modern than I expected, yet nowhere near as modern as in England. For me, the main difference between here and the UK was the patient care, moving and handling and hygiene.
Jade Slipper 2012Read More
The staff I worked with were incredibly knowledgeable and were more than happy to show me interesting cases, including some which were in the process of being submitted to academic journals.
Trish Hann 2011Read More