Eligibility

Who can join the Work the World program?

Whether you call them “electives”’ “internships”, “clerkship rotations” or “global health placements”, we work with people from all over the globe to provide tailored placements. As long as you fit our eligibility criteria, we can tailor an internship to suit your needs. 

In order to join the programme, the general rule is that you must be studying (or have completed) your clinical course. We understand that this can be confusing if the terminology we have used relates to a period of work experience that in your country is taken far earlier in your studies. Unfortunately though, many worldwide universities and schools use matching terms for completely different study points.

Please check the discipline boxes below if you are in any doubt of your eligibility. 

Student group in Tanzania 2012

Student group in Tanzania 2012

Medical Internships

You need to be on your medical degree, or have completed it, to be able to join a Work the World placement. This is your actual clinical training, so if the route to qualification in your country is a pre-med degree followed by a second entry degree that focuses on medicine, it is the latter that you need to have started. 

Ask yourself the question, when I graduate will I be a qualified practitioner and able to work in a hospital? If the answer is yes, then you are eligible to join a Work the World placement. It doesn't matter how far into the course you are - we tailor each internship to your level of skill and requirement.

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Nursing and midwifery Internships

There are many routes to becoming a qualified nurse or midwife - whether through a bachelors degree, associate degree, a nursing diploma, a vocational to registered "bridging" course or something else. 

The rule is, if you are on a clinical course where the ultimate aim is to pass an exam that allows you to provide nursing or midwifery care in a hospital environment, we can accept you on a Work the World program. As we tailor each placement, we will make sure your level of skill is communicated to your supervisors overseas.

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Dentistry Internships

You need to be on at an accredited dental school or dental degree program to be able to join a Work the World placement.

This is your actual clinical dentistry training, so if you have to complete a pre dental course before you are able to apply for dentistry training, you will need to wait until you have started this latter course before we can accept you. 

It doesn't matter how far into the course you are - we tailor each internship to your level of skill and requirement.

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Physical therapy Internships

The route to becoming a qualified physical therapist varies depending on where you come from. Some countries offer an undergraduate degree, others ask for a postgraduate degree / course.

One of the most common degree choices is kinesiology. If you are already on the postgraduate course, we can accept you onto the Work the World program. It doesn't matter what stage you are at - we will tailor the internship to match your skill level.

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Radiography Internships

Whether you are a radiographer, radiologist, radiologic technician, radio therapist.... if you are on, or have completed, an associated degree, accredited course or a postgraduate specialist course that allows you to use imaging devices for diagnostic purposes, Work the World programs are good for you!

Don't worry about what year of your studies you are in, we will tailor the internship to match your skill level.

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Pharmacy Internships

Most countries require a degree in pharmacy to become a qualified pharmacist. Some countries also offer courses to become a pharmacy technician, which allows you to assist a pharmacist. If you are on an accredited course that allows you to enter either of these professions (exams pending!) then we can accept you onto the Work the World program.

Do not worry about where you are on the course, we will tailor your internship to match your skill level.

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