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  • Program Location Dharamsala - Palampur
  • Program Duration 1 to 24 weeks
  • Start Date Every 1st and 3rd monday
  • Starting Program Cost $725
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Medical and Healthcare Internship in Palampur - India

Volunteering India provides Medical Internship placements in Palampur that are specifically suited to allied health care and nursing students. Placements are also provided for students looking to experience the traditional forms of medicine such as Ayurveda and Naturopathy.

To have the chance to utilize your skills through a Medical Internship Program in India is an amazing experience – from getting to know the country’s healthcare system, to the learning that comes from practicing health care in a completely different environment. Interns get an opportunity to shadow the local staff at local medical clinics and hospitals in Palampur. This may include working in different departments and where possible we can match interests and experience.

Medical and Healthcare Interns spend their time rotating around different departments, or choose to focus your time in one particular area. Hospital work is varied and provides an interesting setting to learn about various ailments and chronic diseases in India.
Doing the Medical Internship program in Palampur, India is particularly an interesting experience for the participants as you get an opportunity to experience life in a smaller city in India and observe the differences in the healthcare systems. An important component of the internship is to learn about the different procedures and treatments being carried out at the hospitals and understanding how things are done in comparison to your country.

Program Requirements 

Medical, Nursing and Physiotherapy students are eligible to take part in the Medical Internship program. All Interns need to provide a copy of their CV/ Resume as well as a proof of their enrollment in Medical/Nursing School. Interns can also bring mouth masks and lab coat/ scrubs with them. 

Medical Intern Tasks

Interns working in this program get to shadow and assist the medical and nursing staff in a clinic or hospital placement in Palampur. For groups joining the program together, outreach work and clinical camps in village areas around Palampur can also be arranged. The interns mainly work in the field of General Medicine, however placements where interns would like to work in specialized fields are also arranged.

A Day in the life of Intern in this Project 

As an intern  you would live in our homebase accommodations in Palampur. The accommodations are in close proximity to majority of the dental placements such as clinics and hospital placements. Interns usually choose to take a pleasant walk to their placement or go by bus. After having breakfast at the accommodations, interns go to their placements and usually start work around 09:30 am in the morning.After working till the afternoon, you would return to the accommodations for lunch.Interns are usually placed on rotational basis in the placements. 
In the evening you are free to go to the nearby main Palampur market for shopping or hang out with other volunteers and interns and visit the famous tourist attractions around Palampur and enjoy the lush green landscape of the town. Interns and volunteers can access internet at the local Volunteering India office in Palampur or at a nearby internet cafe to keep in touch with family and friends back home. 

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What does your Program Fee Cover ?

Pre Departure information - A comprehensive booklet to prepare you for your trip before you come. You will get this booklet as soon as you pay your registration fee after completing your application form online. The booklet provides information regarding the country , projects , coordinators , Things to pack , Visas and Emergency Contact Information.
Pickup and Drop - Interns joining the programs in Palampur can choose to arrive at Dharamsala Airport by taking a connecting flight from Delhi. You can also arrive in Palampur directly by bus from Delhi. All volunteers would be provided pickup and drop back to the airport/ bus station.
Interns also have a choice to arrive by train from Delhi. Volunteers choosing to arrive by train need to arrive at Pathankot or Una railway station from where they will be driven to Palampur. Volunteers need to incur extra charges for pickup and drop to train station.
Orientation - A half day orientation will be provided by the local coordinators in Palampur. Topics relevant to the project, safety guidelines, customs, local transportation, weekend activities are covered in the orientation.
You are encouraged to join the Orientation Week - Learn Language, History, Culture & Discover India! in Delhi which gives them an opportunity to explore different sights in Delhi and also learn some basic Hindi.
Welcome Dinner - Dinner out with local staff and other volunteers and interns to welcome you in the program.
Accommodation - Volunteer accommodations are provided in the volunteer homebase. The accommodations are well furnished with bed and bedding provided. Rooms are shared with other volunteers. 
Food - Volunteers and Interns are served with three meals a day in this project - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Typical vegetarian Indian meals may include Dal (Lentils), Curry, Rice, Vegetables, Salad, Yoghurt, Roti (Indian Bread). We can accommodate any special dietary requirements for the volunteers and interns.
Tour of Palampur and Nearby Tourist Attractions - Volunteers are taken on a tour of Palampur, the main market as well as famous tourist locations such as Tashi Jong Monastery and Baijnath Temple.
Yoga Class - Once a Week - by a trained Yoga instructor
Visit to Tea Garden and Tea Factory - Volunteers and Interns are taken on a tour of a tea garden and tea factory to see how the famous Kangra Green Tea is manufactured.
In-country support - You will  have the support and assistance of the local coordinators and staff in case of any Emergency. All our staff and coordinators are available for any help which is required by the interns.

What your Program Fee does not cover ?

  • Airfare
  • Visa Fee
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal expenses such as toiletries etc
  • Local Transportation
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
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