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Health Placements in Chile

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


Throughout the year


throughout the year


Participants should have at least an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency and be ready to work in a 100% Spanish speaking environment.

Minimum Education


Intern Types

  • Biomedical Science
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Cost varies. Please inquire for details

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers to prepare for their travels.

* Airport Pickup: Volunteers are provided with transportation to their host family or apartment

* In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two hour orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Chile. Spanish classes are also provided for an extra fee.

* In-country Staff Support: ELI's Chile coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Chile. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

* Accommodations: Housing is not included but we can help participants choose between staying with a local host family or in an apartment.

Experience Required


    A background in education is required to work in Public Schools

Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Biological Research
  • Disability Issues
  • Education
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and older

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Written Application