Local clinic in Peru for medical electives


Embark on a transformative journey that blends healthcare internship experiences with the vibrant culture of Peru. Internship for medical students in Peru offers an immersive opportunity to gain valuable clinical exposure while making a real impact in underserved communities. Whether you're a future doctor, nurse, or allied healthcare professional, Peru opens its doors to you. Shadow experienced medical professionals in hospitals, clinics, and local NGOs in the vibrant city of Cusco while gaining invaluable medical experience in your chosen field. Our program places you in local clinics and hospitals under expert supervision, offering a unique cultural perspective within a structured learning environment. Assist with basic tasks, observe consultations and procedures, and witness firsthand the unique healthcare realities of Peru. This clinical internship goes beyond textbooks, offering practical insights into diverse medical practices and fostering cross-cultural understanding.
Contribute to meaningful healthcare initiatives while honing your skills. Participate in public health campaigns, assist with health education workshops, or even lend a hand in under-resourced medical settings. Your contribution extends beyond personal growth, leaving a lasting impact on communities in need.

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What is involved

While on your placement in Cusco, you’ll work under the supervision of experienced medical professionals with the full support of our team throughout the program. Working in local Peruvian clinics and hospitals from, you’ll work alongside doctors, nurses and medical staff to treat a variety of patients. You’ll have the opportunity to treat and interact with the local people in your designated area, really being able to make a difference within the local communities of Cusco and the surrounding area. The placements are from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, so there is also plenty of opportunity to travel too.

We offer a variety of medical placements to suit all disciplines. These include doctor’s assistant, malnutrition reduction programs, midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy. The midwifery and nursing placements can be combined to provide a more in-depth program to suit your needs.

Our Medical Volunteer programs are suitable for professionals and med students in medical field such as Nursing, Pediatrics, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetics, Biochemistry, Dentistry, ENT, General Surgery, Maternity & Midwifery. There is a minimum requirement of 4 weeks on this medical program.

Combine Spanish classes with your placement!

To get the best out of this program we highly recommend taking individual or group Spanish classes.

We offer a 4 weeks Medical Internship with an element of travel. Along with your medical placement, your internship will include a group Spanish course(for 15 hours a week and 60 hours total) and exciting weekend trips to Sacred Valley, Maras and Moray, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu (by train). Email us if you are interested in this.

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Some details

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Jan 28,24 Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
May 5, 12, 19, 26 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 Sep 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Dec 1, 8, 15 Dec 7,14

What your first week looks like

Arrival day

Volunteer in Peru Day 1
Your arrival weekend will be relaxed. We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival, our team will meet you and give you a local orientation so you can get to know the area you are living in. The next day you will be given health and safety briefing and project training before we take you in for your program.


Volunteer in Peru Day 2
Your project coordinator or a member of the team will be taking you to the project and after introductions you can get started. Two meals breakfast, and dinner will be the accommodation and lunch is generally at the project site or outside. In the evenings most volunteers spend it either exploring local sights, relaxing at the accommodation or preparing for projects.


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Our local team will suggest many activities for you to do! Your weekends will be free for you to explore Cambodia. We highly recommend you to utilise your time so you can get to see more of the country that you are visiting. We usually make recommendations based on past volunteer experiences. Its always better to book excursions in country with other volunteers.

Weekend activities

Macchu Picchu

This ‘hidden city’ of the Incas, located on a mountain, was explored just in 1911. Macchu Picchu is a must do when in Peru.

Rainbow Mountain

For a adventure hike with incredible panoramic views, the Munnar Tea Plantations are not to be missed.

Lake Titicaca

lake Titicaca
This beautiful and secluded lake is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Sacred Valley

Visit these stunning sites located in the Sacred Valley. Maras is an Inca amphitheater with a depth of 150 meters.

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Cambodia will allow you to explore the heart of Southeast Asia, a nation replete with lush natural landscapes from dense forests to rice paddy fields, bustling cities, and the majestic architectural remnants of the great Khmer empire dotting every bit of the country.

The charming city of Phnom Penh is the capital and also serves as our base of volunteer operations. Volunteering Journeys Cambodia volunteer abroad projects include Teaching English, Working with NGO’s, helping Special Needs individuals, and Medical & Nursing Internships. Whether you are a gap year student, career breaker or a family or a mature volunteer, you can apply to any of our volunteer in Cambodia projects.

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