Top Ranked International Medical Internships
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Medical and healthcare internships are available in:
pre-med, graduate Level, and specialized medical and
health care internships Available around the world
Whether you’re undergraduate or in graduate school, and no matter what aspect of the healthcare field you’re interested in, we can help you find an internship that matches your interests, experience, and career goals.
Placements are offered in private and public hospitals, clinics, and health research institutes. Internship opportunities include working with professionals in research-based and clinical health care programs or attending ward rounds during observations. Other possible responsibilities include assisting at a children’s university hospital, working at a mental health hospital, supporting AIDS education and awareness, and engaging in specialist practices.
These opportunities are available for pre-medical students, as well as those interested in nursing, biology, public health, rehabilitation, pharmaceuticals, psychology, physical therapy, kinesiology, exercise science, health science, health services, and therapy.
Contact us today to discuss which opportunities best fit your background, skills, and interests. If you’re flexible regarding destination, we can also discuss the differences and help you choose which city is best for you.
What our Interns say
During the eight weeks I spent in China doing my medical internship in Shanghai, I formed amazing relationships with the doctors, staff, and other hospital interns, as well as with my fellow Connect-123 peers. Every day was like waking up to a new adventure! I’ve learned so much about myself while living and working abroad. I am grateful for the amazing opportunity I received to explore such a beautiful city and create lifelong memories. My internship experience in Shanghai is one I will never forget!
Joy Onyeanu, Carleton College
My medical internship in Dublin was absolutely amazing! I got the opportunity to work at a Dublin-based medical research center. Everyone in the lab was so incredibly patient and willing to help me with whatever I didn’t understand or needed help with. Throughout my internship in Dublin, I enjoyed many incredible experiences, and some challenging ones too! I knew I had help and support if I ever needed it - Connect-123's group of advisors were so helpful. They planned adventures for us on the weekends, big thanks to them. I will never forget the people I met along the way!
Haven Wang, UM Amherst
just 3 easy steps to get started:
Complete the form above to tell us which field you're interested in and if there’s a specific destination that interests you most. We'll set up a time to speak with you to learn more about your background and goals so that we can create a plan that's customized for YOU.
Complete our application and pay the program fee deposit. Then, our on-the-ground team will contact local organizations on your behalf to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit to anything until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don't receive an offer in your first or second choice field.
We’ll send you all the pre-trip information you'll need, meet you at the airport and provide a comprehensive on-site orientation. From weekly events, to career guidance and 24/7 emergency support, we'll be there throughout your trip to ensure you're getting the most out of your experience -- while having the time of your life!
Are these internships paid?
Due to immigration and tax rules, these international internships are unpaid. Instead, we focus our efforts on getting you the most meaningful and challenging work that will fuel your career. Our alumni often report life-changing experiences that help them explore career choices, build their resumes and have extraordinary talking points during job interviews. When customizing a program for you, we’ll ensure that it’s aligned with your goals and interests and that you’ll receive tangible value.
How can I see what specific internships are available?
We have an ever-changing database of available internships, and are even able to tap our network to find new opportunities based on your specific interests and background. After we receive your application, we’ll reach out to local organizations to find the best-fit opportunities for you. You never have to commit until we find something you love, and your deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t receive an offer in your first or second choice field.
When are the internships available and what are the start dates?
Internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Dublin are available year-round, and start dates are customizable to your schedule. Shanghai and Sydney are available for two months only, from June 1 to July 31.
How can I confirm Connect-123’s reputation?
We have been placing students into international internships since 2006, and have placed over 3,000 students. Please check out the health care intern reviews on our website. University partners include Michigan State University, Ohio University, SUNY, University of Colorado, Drexel University, Rhodes College, Carleton College, Earlham College, Bentley University, Washington & Lee, and King’s College London.
What is the program fee?
For Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Shanghai, and Sydney, our program fee is $2,950, excluding housing. We ask for a $350 deposit at the time that you apply, and the balance of $2,600 when you confirm your participation. For Barcelona and Dublin, the program fee is €2,950 and the deposit is €350. The program fee is the same for any duration and in addition to the internship placement includes arranging secure accommodation based on your budget and preferences; meeting you at the airport; a complete country information pack to help you prepare for your trip; a comprehensive orientation on arrival; access to Connect-123’s regular social and cultural events; discounts on tourist activities; substantial local support, from providing logistical assistance to career and personal mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency. Provided that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field, your deposit is fully refundable.
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