|Program Sponsor:||International Internships LLC|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|February||2019||10/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|March||2019||11/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|April||2019||12/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Rural and Public Health
This program gives students a chance to learn about health problems faced by rural communities. Students work with local doctors in the areas of public health, HIV/AIDS, and rural medicine. The program combines work with a mobile health van, local hospitals, and health camps for children and HIV/Aids project run by a local non-profit organization. This program offers great opportunities for pre-meds, medical students, public health students and nursing students. This program can be combined with the Clinical Rotation Program.
Please note that there are multiple start dates each month. After acceptance, we will determine the best start dates work best for you.
- Program Fee, 2 Weeks: $4,100
- Vegetarian Meals (3 per day)
- 24/7 On-site Supervision
- On-site Orientation
- Mobile Phone (minutes not included)
- Visa Assistance
- ISIC Card (for those currently enrolled in university)
- Evacuation Insurance (for those currently enrolled in university)
- Basic Health Insurance (for those currently enrolled in university)
- Housing, per additional week: $750
- Airfare to/from India
- Local transportation fees
- Visa Fees (mandatory for U.S. Citizens): $76
- Academic Credit (optional): $650
Please note that the dates for programs in India may vary slightly from those dates posted for other programs. These programs run year round, but start dates can be subject to change. Please contact us for specific dates.
- Public Health
Students can rotate on mobile health vans; work in local government and charitable hospitals and small private clinics in the area. The program offers an excellent overview of the Indian rural health care system. Day trip to nearby leprosy hospital can also be organized for those interested in infectious disease and also to see cataract surgeries. During Dec-Jan months students can get involved in more hands-on work by conducting health checkups for almost 5000 underserved children in the area.
- HIV/ AIDS Intervention: The HIV/AIDS interventions are targeted towards migrant workers, fishermen, truck drivers, and youth in colleges and high school. Students can work in this department and also help out with documentation, putting together training materials, grant proposals, and reports for social workers.
- Hospital Rotations: Work in the government hospitals that provide health care services to poor patients. Students shadow doctors in outpatient clinics, on hospital rounds and observe surgeries.
- Leprosy: Day trip to nearby leprosy hospital can also be organized for those interested in infectious disease. This allows students to see a disease that is no longer present in the west. Students get a chance to see patients and understand the social and medical aspects of this once-dreaded illness.
- Health Camps: Work in health camps organized in the villages. Past students have conducted health camps for children and due to their help, the organization was able to see over 3000 children in 3 months!
Even if you are a pre-medical student and don't have clinical skills there are many ways to give back to the community. Past students have helped with conducting health camps for children, medical data collection, and analysis, report writing for foreign donors and project evaluation in addition to working in the field.
- This Program is Open to All Levels of Pre-medical, Medical, Nursing Students, Doctors, Residents and Allied Health Professionals
- Relevant Academic Background and/or Work
- Experience in Desired Field
No prior experience or other training required. Participants must be over 18 years of age easygoing and flexible. They must be committed to working with under-served communities and be able to live in rural areas. Volunteers must be open-minded, willing to take initiative to contribute and learn from their environment and be respectful of their surroundings.
The students should be able to adjust to inconveniences caused due to disturbances in power supply and water supply in the remote areas. Students need to respect the local traditions and norms of the community they stay with and be careful not to disturb others in any manner.