Medical Internships/Volunteering in Nicaragua
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Medical Internships/Volunteering in Nicaragua

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Program Summary

World Unite! offers Medical internships and volunteering placements in León, Nicaragua. Participants may be placed either at the state hospital or a special school and daycare center for children and youth with special needs.

At the state hospital of León, placements are possible at all common departments, such as pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, emergency room, and internal medicine. The hospital was founded in 1969 and is a teaching hospital, affiliated with the medical faculty of the local university. The hospital serves a large number of patients, about 20,000 per year. Patients are mainly from deprived social backgrounds and depend on the state healthcare system. Common diseases include tropical diseases, cardiac and circulatory problems, respiratory diseases, hepatopathy, kidney disorders, and diabetes.

The school is attended by about 130 children and adolescents between four years and 18 years with physical, visual, hearing, or mental disabilities, including Down syndrome, ...


Nicaragua: Leon, Rural Areas


  • Dentistry
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work


  • Dental
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Social Work

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Year(s) Offered


Age Requirement

Open to All Ages

Participation Guidelines

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

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Experience Required


Application Procedures

  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Letters of Reference

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