Internships in Phnom Penh
- Discover the ancient vine-clad temples of Angkor Wat
- Visit Koh Rong island for white sands and crystal seas
- Browse trinkets and brands alike at the Russian Market
- Trek deep into the jungles of the Cardamom Mountains
- Spot Tropical wildlife in Botum Sakor National Park
The Work The World House
The Work the World house is a central part of your experience and your home from home in Phnom Penh. You’ll be living with other healthcare students from around the world, and that gives the house a friendly social buzz.
The Phnom Penh house is only a short tuk tuk ride from the Mekong River. You can actually get from the Work the World house to the centre of the city in a matter of minutes.
After placement, jump on a dragon boat tour along the river, visit a temple or two, explore the night markets to try the best street food you’ve ever eaten, and then hit the bars and clubs in the nightlife district.
The Work the World house itself is in a quiet residential street. After a busy day on placement it offers the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: cook a variety of both local cuisine and home comforts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And don’t worry — they accommodate all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for extra peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Before your internship officially begins, our team in Phnom Penh will take you to your placement hospital. It’s an informal visit where you’ll meet your assigned supervisors and other department staff. The idea is for you to acclimatise to the new environment.
Our team will continue to visit you in the hospital. This is to ensure the experience aligns with your expectations as your internship progresses.
Your in-country supervisors will be expecting your arrival. Make an honest effort to get to know them, they’ll offer up insights that only an experienced local practitioner can.
When it comes to support, we’ve got everything covered. We’re there for you right the way through your clinical internship.
- Supervised hospital placement
- Private catered accommodation
- Dedicated placement coordinator
- 24/7 in-country team
- Language lessons
- Airport pickup
*Prices below are in addition to a $400 registration fee.
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VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
Complement your main internship in the city by undertaking this optional week in a rural Cambodian village. In the morning, you’ll spend time in a local health outpost where you can see how local staff treat patients from the surrounding areas. In the afternoons, you’ll experience rural Cambodian life, learning local silk weaving techniques, cooking Khmer dishes, receiving blessings from the local Buddhist monk, visiting vast rice paddies, and touring the local wildlife rescue centre and Chisor Mountain Temple.
"Gloves were used as tourniquets rather than actually wearing them during tasks to prevent infection."
Niamh Butler, University of Manchester 2019Read more
"I had the chance to scrub into the surgical theatre and assist in a hernia mesh replacement surgery."
Frank Yu, Bond University 2018Read more
"This trip increased my self-confidence enormously."
Joshua Wren, University of Leeds 2018Read more
"Local staff banded together to deliver the best possible care to their patients."
Samirah Musasizi, University of East Anglia 2018Read more
There were no epidurals, and limited anaesthesia during labour.
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