WHY GO OVERSEAS?
On a midwifery internship you’ll gain perspective on techniques that will be entirely new to you, while cleverly setting yourself apart from other midwives. It doesn’t matter if you’re a student looking for experience, or a qualified midwife who wants something extra special on your resume. After one of our midwifery programs you’ll be more confident than ever.
- Our famous internship tailoring service
- Supervised clinical experience
- Extensive pre-departure preparation
- Support from in-country teams, 24/7
- Private, spacious, catered housing
- Free local language lessons
YOUR INTERNSHIP, CUSTOM-MADE
Tell us the areas of Midwifery you’re interested in and we’ll carefully craft an internship, perfectly customized to your needs. Please also keep in mind that these are not standard placements that position you as a volunteer Midwife; they’re structured learning experiences designed for your own personal development, and to help you steer your life in the direction you want it to go.
Once you’ve signed up, one of our Internship Experts will immediately begin customizing your placement. These experts are responsible for your entire experience, and will be there to support you every step of the way, from arranging your experience in the hospital to organizing your visa. They’re also in charge of our operations on the ground, meaning they oversee everything from A to Z. There’s really no one better for the job.
The clinical experiences on offer in our partner hospitals and clinics are second to none, and in such novel environments you’ll see a side of Midwifery you didn’t know existed. Working in these settings you’ll quickly understand the challenges faced by local professionals in the field.
What’s more, you’ll broaden your knowledgebase and skillset considerably by observing extreme cases and birthing complications that you won’t have seen at home. Being able to draw on your experience overseas long into the future might just be the extra something you need to land your dream job.
ON THE GROUND
From the moment you step off the plane you’ll be in the care of our experienced ground teams. They’ll pick you up from the airport, take you back to our private, fully catered, and security-guarded house, and begin providing 24/7 support (this continues for the duration of your stay).
You’ll also be granted access to our personalized online internship tracker. Our mission is to design Midwifery Internships abroad that deliver an experience that has a quality superior to anything else available. After a decade of work are proud to be able to offer you precisely that. Take your future into your own hands and get in touch with us today. We’re ready to talk when you are.
Midwifery internships in Africa, Asia, and South America:
Cambodia - Phnom Penh Find out more
The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is a city of contrasts, where some of the world’s most ancient temples co-exist with markets touting branded knock-offs. In your free time, boat to paradise islands off the coast and trek deep into lush jungles to glimpse sun bears, leopards, and elephants.
A Midwifery Internship here will emphasize the sometimes harsh realities faced by Midwives in the developing world. Under expert supervision you could learn from local staff, watching them deploy creativity with limited resources, engage with birthing complications, and work with HIV positive mothers. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Phnom Penh.
The Philippines - Batangas Find out more
While wandering through Batangas' laid-back city streets, you’ll discover traditional restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and the beautiful ancestral houses of old sugar barons. The perfect jumping-off point for swimming with giant turtles, trekking through rice paddies, or simply soaking up the sun on one of many tropical islands; Batangas and its surroundings are brimming with adventure.
On a Midwifery Internship here, you’ll help local Midwives across a range of cases, which often caesarian sections and breech births. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Batangas.
Tanzania - Arusha Find out more
Arusha will give you a true taste of East Africa — think traditional food stalls, Maasai markets spilling into dusty streets, and hikes up volcanic craters. Further afield, you can go on safari, climb mountains, scuba dive, and more.
On a Midwifery Internship here you could work in the dedicated Delivery Department which will open your eyes to Tanzanian cultural birthing traditions. Rotate through Antenatal, Labour, Postnatal and Theatre to gain a broad understanding of challenges Midwives face here on a daily basis. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arusha.
Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Find out more
Dar es Salaam is a rapidly developing, fast-paced metropolis. Surrounded by nature, you’ll have every opportunity to go on safari, try national dishes, and take the boat over to Zanzibar island for sun, sand, and sea.
On a Midwifery Internship here you could be working alongside local Tanzanian students, assisting in complicated surgical births. Visiting a ward reserved for mothers with HIV will further open your eyes to the realities of healthcare in the developing world, and how local Midwives provide care with limited resources. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dar es Salaam.
Nepal - Pokhara Find out more
Pokhara is tucked in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains — a stone’s throw from adventure. Think paragliding, trekking, and temple-touring.
On your Midwifery Internship you’ll assist in our partner hospital’s Maternity Department, getting to grips with Antenatal Clinics, which often see high patient numbers. The department also has Post-natal, Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia Units, where you’ll see how both standard and complicated procedures are handled with low resources. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Pokhara.
Nepal - Kathmandu Find out more
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, home to ornate temples, bustling markets, and delicious traditional street food, and the Himalayan Mountains. Beyond the city you can try paragliding, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, and a number of other adventure activities.
On your Midwifery Internship you could be assisting on a busy Delivery Ward, as well as in Post-natal and Post-op. The prevalence of HIV presents a challenge for many breastfeeding mothers and infants here — an issue that will open your eyes to the differing responsibilities faced by Nepali Midwives. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Kathmandu.
Philippines - Iloilo Find out more
Iloilo is a melting-pot of Filipino culture and has stunning tropical vistas. Dive into emerald coastal waters, join in on one of the many local festivals, and celebrate the full moon on the famous ‘party island’ of Boracay.
On a Midwifery Internship here you could be assisting a dedicated delivery team, and rotate through areas like Reproductive Endocrinology, Cervical Pathology, and Gynaecologic Oncology. High patient loads often mean women share beds, giving you firsthand insight into how a lack of resources can impact delivery of care. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Iloilo.
Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura Find out more
Anuradhapura is packed with sacred palaces, and ancient temples and stupas. Not to mention the restaurants, bars, and markets that make for a lively contrast. Further afield you’ll have the chance to go on safaris and relax on golden beaches.
Express proactivity on your Midwifery Internship here and you could be assisting in advanced procedures like cesarean sections—they make up a considerable percentage of births here have an entire ward dedicated to them. The lack of pain relief offered to women in labor is one of the many cultural differences you’ll discover, but all will challenge the way you see Midwifery, enriching you in the process. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Anuradhapura.
Sri Lanka - Kandy Find out more
Kandy is surrounded by tropical forests, rare wildlife, and idyllic beaches. With the chance to go trekking, swim with dolphins, and explore ancient ruins, you won’t be short of exciting experiences.
On a Midwifery Internship here you could be assisting on Antenatal, Postnatal and Premature Baby Units, witnessing complicated procedures as well as observing terminations. Seeing firsthand how patient numbers regularly exceed bed space will highlight the impact a lack of resources has on local mothers and the hospitals that care for them. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Kandy.
Ghana - Takoradi Find out more
In Takoradi, live music, busy African craft markets, and traditional restaurants all add to the city’s buzzing atmosphere.
On a Midwifery Internship here you’ll find that limited resource means prenatal care is a luxury for most expectant mothers. The maximum length of stay in the hospital’s birthing unit is five days. You’ll also discover that cultural traditions surrounding birth in Tanzania are very different from those at home, providing you with new insight and lots of professional growth. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Takoradi.
Peru - Arequipa Find out more
Arequipa is a city rich with culture, surrounded by some of South America’s most stunning natural beauty. Hike to the ruins of Machu Picchu, join in on a local festival, explore the amazon rainforest, or boat across to Lake Titicaca’s floating villages.
During a Midwifery Internship here, you could be assisting women from poorer backgrounds who have pre-delivery complications, which aren’t unusual in Arequipa. Working in the primary care clinic will present the chance to encounter things like Neonatology, dilation control, and psychoprophylaxis. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Arequipa.
"My advice to someone considering a Work the World placement is absolutely do it! It’s one of the most amazing experiences!"
Claire Emmerson, University of Hertfordshire 2017Read more
"The Ngorongoro Crater was the most stunning place I have ever been"!
Ellen Smith - Safari and Massai VHE, Liverpool John Moores University 2016Read more
"I got back to basics and improved my core skills".
Georgina Lennon, University of Greenwich 2016Read more
"The student midwives we worked with took us out to go sight-seeing".
Katherine Amis and Charli Plunket, University of East Anglia 2015Read more
"With the large numbers of births in Nepal, you definitely get variation".
Hayley Cantrell and Jodi Merrington, De Montfort University 2015Read more
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