Medical Intern Working with Kids: Give Hope to the Hopeless
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Medical Intern Working with Kids: Give Hope to the Hopeless

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Ethiopia: Rural Areas

Program Summary

Gain incredible international work experience while changing lives and making an impact through a medical internship in Ethiopia with Blessing the Children International (BCI).

Participants gain practical skills while also helping the children and families of Ethiopia. Interns are scheduled to work/train 30-40 hours per week. During your work hours you will shadow a local doctor or nurse at a hospital or clinic.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to attend a class in Amharic to learn the local language and help you become more effective in the community as you minister. Your weekends will be free for sightseeing, relaxation, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in Ethiopian culture. If desired, you may spend part of your free time doing home visits and getting to know the children from the community.

Standard internships are 6 weeks, 15 weeks, and 24 weeks, although we can customize your trip length and dates to fit your schedule.


  • Medicine


  • Aids
  • Childcare & Children
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Youth
  • Youth Ministry

Program Duration

5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, Alternative Spring Break, Summer

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

Kiwi, Australian, South African, Canadian, European, American, Irish, British, Asian and Worldwide Participants.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

Trip cost includes airfare from an international airport in a major US city, transportation while in Ethiopia, translators, room and board, and local taxes. You will need to bring your own spending money, and any extra money you may want to use to buy clothes, food, toys, etc. for children or families.

Accommodation Options

  • Guest House

Experience Required



* Must be enrolled in a college and taking courses toward a degree in the medical field
* Mature and resourceful individuals exhibiting a commitment to ministry and community participation
* Willing to step out your comfort zone and be used where needed
* Flexible, open-minded, and capable of adaptation to new situations
* A positive attitude is vital, even in frustrating or difficult situations
* Must have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, and be committed to learning and being effective
* Able to work closely with BCI staff, along with a local church in Ethiopia

Minimum Education

High School

Application Procedures

  • Written Application
  • Letters of Reference

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