GHEI Summer Serve and Learn volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. Please consult the menu link “Programs” for more information.
Career opportunities in medical laboratory services.
This program offers English speaking students from 17-26 years old to become a doctor, nurse, dentist, physiotherapist, midwife, paramedic, or another healthcare professional. This program allows students to observe and shadow real professionals in a live clinical environment during their daily job tasks, surgeries, interactions with patients, or treatment procedures.
A fee is required. The organization also offers scholarship opportunities at http://chpprogram.com/Blog/Detail/43/
Global Medical Training (GMT) is an International Humanitarian Organization that provides free medical-dental services to medically deprived communities in Central American countries. A prime corollary is offering healthcare students, professionals, and interested others a truly international experience that will expand their understanding of medicine-dentistry and life outside of North America.
GMT McGill coordinates and recruits McGill students to go on GMT trips. Throughout the year, we run workshops to prepare students for the trips, fundraise money to send medical supplies on the trips, and raise awareness for GMT’s cause.
This is one of the world’s leading volunteer travel company, working in over 30 countries around the world and placing thousands of volunteers abroad every year. Projects: Childcare, teaching, medical and health, wildlife, environment and conservation, construction, arts and music, sports, NGO support, community development, elderly care, special needs care, etc. IVHQ has projects in over 50 destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Pacific.
MSF currently provides medical assistance in more than 60 countries, in emergency situations caused by armed conflict, epidemics and disasters. MSF provides work and volunteer opportunities to work in the field as well as in their offices.
Organizes trips to Panama, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, and beyond allow students to have a hands-on medical experience as they will learn how to take basic blood pressure, check vitals, and diagnose basic diseases in rural communities.
This site lists many projects and internships around the globe – animal welfare, childcare, conservation, family volunteer trips, internships, medical work, paid work, ski instructors, summer trips, TEFL, volunteering holiday trip, etc. A fee may be required.
Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level to create change that lasts long after their service. Visit peacecorps.gov/openings for a list of current Peace Corps positions and their related requirements.
Volunteer World connects you with more than 1,400 non-governmental organizations in 80+ countries in a variety of fields (environment, teaching, social professions, medical internships, wildlife research and more). The organization helps students find their perfect volunteer or internship opportunity. Students can search and compare opportunities by interest, destinations or project focus. A fee is required.
CHASM (The Community Health and Social Medicine Incubator) works with health experts in Montreal to improve the health outcomes of local, historically marginalized communities. CHASM offers recruited projects a framework to scale their ideas, which includes faculty mentorship, a social entrepreneurship and sustainability curriculum, and financial support. To get involved: https://bit.ly/Joinchasm
STEP is specifically designed for students who are interested in a career in health care or who simply want to volunteer and learn about working in a hospital. STEP is a great way to meet new people, help your community, learn about hospitals and acquire skills that will assist you in your volunteer work, school and life in general.
This site lists health institutions across Quebec regions (Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Montérégis). Visit each health institution’s career site for work, internship and volunteering opportunities.
Internship programs in Nepal. The internship opportunities are available in journalism, photojournalism, human rights research, teaching English, medical elective, thesis writing, working in an orphanage and more. A fee is required.
This program is a collaboration between the University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Care Centre. The program aims to foster research awareness and interest for undergraduate and medical students. A fee is required.