A radiology internship abroad is a hospital placement you can undertake in a low-resource radiology department in the developing world (we cater to radiotherapists too).

You’ll see just how different a healthcare system abroad can be from your own, while getting experience with practices and conditions you’ve never seen.

We have many radiology internship programs available for you to choose from. You pick which destination you want to travel to and let us know your clinical interests. We’ll then completely customize your radiology internship program to suit you.

You’ll help scan for and diagnose unfamiliar conditions, learn techniques like developing X-rays on film, and see how sociocultural factors affect the manner in which local staff go about their practice.


Our volunteering internships are designed to set you (and your resumé) apart from the large number of radiology students graduating yearly.

On one of our internship programs, you’ll:

  • Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set
  • Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
  • Build your personal and professional network
  • Sharpen your verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Become more attractive to employers

Your hospital placement runs Monday to Friday. That means you have plenty of free time during evenings and weekends to explore an amazing country you might not have the chance to visit again.

Who are we? 

We're Work the World — experts in planning, customizing, and building internships for radiology students. Since our founding in 2005, we've created internships for over 18,000 students from more than 400 universities globally.

Our personalised, end-to-end service includes:

Internship customization (choose your destination and areas of clinical interest) | Comprehensive pre-trip support | 24/7 in-country support team | Private, catered accommodation

Internships start every Sunday, all year round —perfect for spring and summer internships. Internship durations start from one week and run up to 12 weeks

For more detail about how our service works click here.


As long as you have started your professional radiology or radiology technician degree program you are eligible.

You can also travel if you are already graduated. However, 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. 


First, 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.

Radiology Internships Abroad


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


Once we have confirmed your eligibility, you need to submit your application form and pay your registration fee. We will then confirm your placement and availability within 48 hours.


Ghana - Takoradi
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Takoradi is a bustling city perched on Africa’s West Coast. Long stretches of golden beach are peppered with old colonial forts, perfect for culture buffs and sun-seekers alike. In your free time, take a dip in a jungle waterfall, sleep in the canopy in a tree house, and go on safari.

Choose a Radiology Internship here and you could help to provide diagnostic services for departments like A&E, as well as small clinics in surrounding rural villages. The large scope of patients will open your eyes the range of advanced pathologies typical to Ghana. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Takoradi.

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Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
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Dar es Salaam is one of Tanzania’s largest cities, yet is encircled by natural beauty. From Dar you can organize trips to see wildlife like lions, elephants, and zebra on safari, boat over to the tropical shores of Zanzibar island, and even tackle the climb up Kilimanjaro.

Demonstrate enthusiasm on a Radiology Internship here and you could have the opportunity to assist with cases like fractures, road traffic accidents, and burns. Diagnosing a range of HIV related chest infections will highlight the impact of the virus on a low-resource healthcare system such as this. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Dar es Salaam.

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Vietnam - Hue
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A bustling hub of Southeast Asian culture and popular with backpackers. Busy markets, popular bars and delicious street food across the city. Nearby, find tropical beaches, rainforests, and ancient temples and pagodas.

We’re fortunate enough to be partnered with a university teaching hospital in Hue, Vietnam. You’ll get a breadth of experience both scanning and assisting in the interpretation of imagery. Local staff do an incredible job despite a considerable lack of funding and thus a lack of modern equipment. This will help you develop a new level of adaptability, something that will serve you over the course of your career as  radiographer. If you're looking for a radiology internship in Asia, Vietnam offers amazing experiences.

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Nepal - Kathmandu
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There’s never a dull moment in Kathmandu. Mischievous monkeys roam rooftops, monks speed through winding streets on motorbikes, and the smells of tasty local treats have a constant presence. Further afield, try paragliding, leap from the world’s tallest bungee jump, and trek through the Himalayas.

On a Radiology Internship here you could be assisting in a busy department, learning how local specialists get by using dated equipment. Many cases are referred here from surrounding rural areas, making for a range of unfamiliar cases you could be helping to diagnose and treat. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Kathmandu.

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Zambia - Lusaka
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Lusaka is the bustling capital city of Zambia. While here you can visit any number of the country’s 20 game parks and see rhino, lions, elephants and cheetah. You can even canoe along the shore of the great Zambezi river to watch hippos wading. Immersing yourself in the rich local cultures and traditions so ingrained in Zambian tribal culture is a highlight.

While on your radiography internship in Lusaka, you’ll get experience most standard diagnostic machinery. However, local staff also learn a range of analog techniques so that when power cuts occur, which they do from time to time, they’re fully prepared. You could even find yourself developing X-rays in the hospital’s darkroom. Spending time in the Cancer and Diseases hospital is also possible upon request. If you're interested in a radiography internship in Africa, Zambia is an amazinge choice.

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Philippines - Iloilo
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Iloilo is a melting pot of traditional Filipino culture and modern Western influence. Vibrant street festivals, bars, and local markets are set against awe-inspiring tropical landscapes.

On a Radiology Internship here you could gain experience with diagnostic medical imaging tools to diagnose things like pulmonary tuberculosis, and trauma related cases. Display skill and enthusiasm and you could even get involved in inserting IV lines, performing fluoroscopic procedures, and injecting contrast dyes. Read stories from those who’ve already travelled with us to Iloilo.

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"Even ‘disposable’ equipment was sometimes reused from patient to patient"

Jack Bailey, Bradford University 2022

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"The opportunity to travel around Vietnam was a great addition to my elective placement."

Alice Weaver, Keele University 2019

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"Local staff taught me about their exposure techniques and why they use a higher kVp."

Tunmise Eso, University of Hertfordshire 2019

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"The operation of the department was very efficient despite the limited services available."

Jonathan Small, University of Cumbria 2019

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"Travelling by myself was a lot less difficult than I thought it would be."

Celyn Thomas, University of the West of England 2018

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