WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

As long as you are enrolled or have been accepted on a professional healthcare degree you are eligible.

You can also travel if you are qualified, but please note that our placements are educational in their nature and designed to give you experience in a low resource hospital setting under the supervision of local qualified professionals.

Please note: Internships start every Sunday, 52 weeks a year, so you can travel whenever you like. Internship durations are a minimum of one week, but you can stay for as long as you like.

1. START HERE

If you haven't already, make sure you browse this website. It will help you get a good idea of what you can expect from our overseas internships and where you might want to travel.

SUBMIT AN INQUIRY​​

Once you've got an idea, submit an inquiry using the form at the bottom of the page. Tell us where, when and why you want to travel as well as your current level of study.

WE'LL GET IN TOUCH

Next, a member of our consultation team will review your inquiry then call you to discuss your eligibility as per the requirements above. They will also answer any questions you may have.

CHOOSE MY DESTINATION

2. APPROVAL AND CONFIRMATION

Once we have confirmed your eligibility, you need to submit your application form and pay your registration fee.

The registration fee is $400 USD. Once you've paid it, we'll confirm your placement within 24 hours.

You can spread the rest of the cost of your placement by breaking it into smaller payments. As long as your balance is clear at least 90 days before your trip, you can pay as much or as little as you like, whenever you like.

You can click below to see the full list of everything included in the price.

SEE WHAT's INCLUDED

3. TRIP PREPARATION

As your trip approaches, you’ll have a series of calls with your dedicated placement coordinator.

Your coordinator will make sure you’re prepared. The idea is for you to feel completely confident before you travel.

You can completely customize your experience, picking exactly which departments you want to rotate through (depending on what you’re studying).

We’ll then plan and build your placement, providing you expert advice on everything from entry visas to malpractice insurance.

MyTrip is your online placement planner. When you log in, you’ll see detailed information about your trip: placement hospitals, accommodation, even who your housemates are.

HOW IT WORKS

4. WHEN YOUR ARRIVE

When you land at the local airport, a member of your in-country team will be waiting to meet you.

From there you’ll travel together to your accommodation — the Work the World house.

You’ll meet the rest of the staff, and enjoy a home-cooked welcome dinner with your new housemates. You can than settle into your room for a well-deserved rest.

You'll get a full welcome briefing the following day, and the local team will take you out on your city orientation.

The in-country team are there to support you 24/7 if you need them. If not, you can enjoy independence throughout your trip.

ORIENTATION

HOUSE

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5. YOUR HOSPITAL PLACEMENT

Before your placement starts, you’ll get a full orientation. The team will take you to your placement hospital, introducing you to your supervisors and key department staff.

Monday through Friday, you'll travel with your housemates to your placement hospital each morning.

Our partner hospitals include government, private, teaching and specialist hospitals. And depending on what you’re studying, you can rotate through any department you choose.

Our in-country teams have built long-standing relationships with key hospital staff, so you know you'll get the support you need.

Does your university need you to complete a certain number of hospital hours? No problem. Your supervisors sign off any hours you spend in the hospital.

CHOOSE MY DISCIPLINE

 

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6. TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

You’re free in the evenings to explore your host city, and you can spend your weekends on trips further afield.
 
Trek through the snowy Himalayan mountains, relax on Southeast Asia’s tropical paradise beaches, go on on safari in Africa…  you name it.
 
Thinking about travelling by yourself?
 
You’ll spend your weekends travelling with new friends you make in the Work the World house.

 

CHOOSE MY DESTINATION

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Why Work the World?

We customize placements for thousands of students like you every year. With us, you’ll benefit from partnerships we have with hospitals all over the world.

 

From university teaching hospitals to specialist clinics, and from government hospitals to small rural health posts.

 

We’ve been creating overseas internships for over 15 years. In that time we’ve honed our service to make sure you have an amazing time regardless of which destination you choose.


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Change your perspective on global health with one of our overseas internships.

Meet new people, immerse yourself in local culture, and create story-worthy travel memories along the way.

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