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Medical Internship in Vietnam

Embark on an enriching and enlightening journey at a prestigious hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. This remarkable program is tailored for individuals currently immersed in the medical field, offering a unique chance to expand your knowledge and professional expertise.

Prepare to don your scrubs as you step into the world of Vietnamese healthcare, shadowing local medical professionals who will generously share their expertise and experiences with you. Immerse yourself in a vibrant culture and embrace a new working environment as you engage in a variety of tasks and activities carefully curated to enhance your understanding of the healthcare system in Vietnam.

Join our Immersion Internship in Vietnam!

At our core, we believe that internships should be a mutually beneficial experience, serving the needs of both the interns and our esteemed hosts. Our ultimate goal is twofold: to provide you with ample opportunities to gain valuable hands-on experience in your field of study, and to ensure that your internship leaves a lasting positive impact on the organization and the local community.

We meticulously design our internships to create a win-win scenario for everyone involved. Our focus is on facilitating practical work that aligns with your educational background, allowing you to apply and expand your knowledge in a real-world setting. Simultaneously, we strive to ensure that the internships are purposeful and contribute meaningfully to the organization and the community at large.

We take pride in curating internships that go beyond mere tasks and assignments. Each opportunity is crafted with care, emphasizing the importance of meaningful work. We want you to feel challenged, inspired, and motivated during your internship journey. We aim to create an environment where you can make a genuine impact and leave a positive legacy behind.

Join us on this exciting adventure where your growth, development, and contribution are at the forefront. Discover the joy of embarking on an internship that not only propels your professional journey but also leaves a meaningful footprint in the organization and the local community. Together, let’s create experiences that truly matter!

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Welcome to Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, affectionately known as Saigon, is a mesmerizing fusion of old-world charm and vibrant modernity. This enchanting city pulses with an undeniable energy that permeates its lively streets, where a symphony of motorbike horns and the tantalizing aromas of street food fill the air. As you wander through its bustling markets and maze-like alleys, you’ll discover a treasure trove of historical landmarks, from the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral to the hallowed halls of the War Remnants Museum.

Ho Chi Minh City is more than just its rich history. It is a city of boundless creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, with a burgeoning art scene, thriving nightlife, and an ever-evolving culinary landscape. From savoring traditional pho on plastic stools to exploring avant-garde galleries, this city invites you to dive deep into its layers of culture, uncovering hidden gems at every turn. Ho Chi Minh City is an intoxicating blend of tradition and progress, where the past intertwines seamlessly with the present, leaving an indelible mark on all who venture into its embrace.

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome to Vietnam! Your program begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday. To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program. If you would be arriving earlier than Sunday then talk to our helpful support team so we can help you with that. The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation.

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The Cultural Introduction

At our program, we go above and beyond to ensure that interns not only have an incredible placement with a local company/organization, but also have a seamless transition into the local culture and customs. We understand that feeling at home in a new environment is essential for a successful internship experience.

To kickstart this journey, we have two distinct phases of introduction that are designed to acclimate interns and provide them with the necessary tools and knowledge. The first phase focuses on immersing interns in the local culture and customs, and it takes place over three exciting days, starting from Monday until Wednesday. During this time, interns will have the opportunity to learn about the vibrant local culture, language, and customs. Through engaging activities and experiences, they will be fully immersed in the rich tapestry of the local community.

The second phase, which occurs on the fourth and fifth days (Thursday and Friday) of the first week, involves a comprehensive academic introduction session. This session is conducted by a seasoned local professional or academic expert who possesses a deep understanding of the industry or field in which the internship takes place. Through these sessions, interns will gain valuable insights into the local situation and current developments related to their specific industry. They will also receive guidance on navigating the local work environment and understanding the cultural nuances that play a significant role in the professional setting.

We believe that by providing this thorough introduction to the local culture and industry, we set our interns up for success. They will enter their internship placements equipped with a deep appreciation for the local customs, a solid understanding of the industry landscape, and the confidence to thrive in the local work environment.

Join us on this exciting journey, where we blend professional preparation with cultural immersion to create a transformative internship experience unlike any other.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in your package from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey.

Your Internship

Medical Internship in Vietnam

Immerse yourself in a transformative program set within a government-operated hospital, dedicated to serving the vibrant community of Ho Chi Minh City. As an observer, you will play a vital role in this hands-off experience, focusing on observation, recording, and analysis.

It’s important to understand that government regulations prohibit international participants from independently performing tasks within these esteemed institutions. Therefore, this project is ideally suited for pre-medical or medical students seeking a deeper understanding of the Vietnamese healthcare system.

During your time in the hospital, you will have the invaluable opportunity to shadow dedicated nurses, skilled doctors, and compassionate therapists. Depending on your preferences and availability, your daily tasks may include medication preparation, blood pressure measurements, basic triage, and wound care.

Within the hospital’s expansive facilities, which include an x-ray room, children’s ward, adult ward, physiotherapy department, and operating theater, you may actively engage in various activities. Additionally, you may have the privilege of observing the acupuncture and occupational/physical therapy departments, broadening your perspective on holistic healthcare practices.

While the English proficiency of the placement staff may vary, rest assured that you will always be supported by an English-speaking coordinator from our local team. You are encouraged to actively participate in medical discussions and pose questions to the staff, fostering an interactive and enriching experience.

Upon completion of your observational journey, you will be presented with a well-deserved certificate, symbolizing your remarkable accomplishments and the knowledge gained during your time within the hospital.

Please note that specific activities during your placement may be tailored to your unique background and experience, ensuring a personalized and fulfilling experience throughout your journey.

Embark on an exciting journey during your first week, starting with an immersive Culture Week if you have opted for this enriching experience. Alongside fellow participants, you will kick off the week with an orientation that includes a captivating tour of Ho Chi Minh City’s cultural icons. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to delve into Vietnamese language and culture classes, broadening your understanding and appreciation of the local customs. However, if Culture Week was not part of your chosen program, you will receive a concise orientation on Monday and commence your placement on Tuesday.

Tuesday to Friday:
As you embark on your placement, you will be warmly welcomed with a comprehensive introduction to the hospital. This is where your journey truly begins, as you delve into your assigned role and closely shadow local medical professionals within various departments of the esteemed Ho Chi Minh hospital. Throughout your time here, you will have the privilege of observing and learning from these dedicated experts.

Within the hospital setting, you may have the invaluable opportunity to actively participate in essential tasks such as basic triage, wound care, blood pressure measurement, and medication preparation. These hands-on experiences will not only deepen your understanding of medical practices but also provide a glimpse into the daily realities of healthcare professionals.

Please be aware that there will be a designated break during lunchtime, allowing you to recharge and reflect on your experiences thus far.

It’s important to note that this schedule is subject to change or adjustment in response to weather conditions, local considerations, and unforeseen circumstances. We strive to create a flexible and dynamic program that ensures your safety and the best possible learning environment.

You must have an established medical background: studying on a pre-medical track,
medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational/physical therapy, or working in a relevant field.
You will need to submit your qualifications ( Medical study transcripts) and CV/Resume and a copy of your passport by email to the local team at least two weeks before beginning the program.

Internship Price

3 Weeks: 1545 Euro / 1635 US$
4 Weeks: 1745 Euro / 1845 US$
+1 Week: 325 Euro / 345 US$


What’s included:

– Internship placement with an assigned project and a professional work environment
– English language-speaking person in the working environment plus a local language when applicable
– Guidance, Supervision, and on-the-job training
– 25 or more working hours per week
– Frequent (bi-weekly/monthly) feedback and progress sessions with the hosting company or organization
– Workplace for the intern
– Welcome and pick-up at the airport
– Accommodation close to the workplace with a comfortable environment
–  Introduction & orientation week consisting of an intro into the local culture and customs as well as an introduction to the internship placement
– Meals provided (some meals are included)
– 24-hour local support

Not included:
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee

Requirements to join:
– Participants need to be minimum 20 years old
– Provide your CV, motivation letter, and qualifications
– An established background in an affiliated field of study
– Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
– Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
– You need to be able to speak and understand English