Midwifery in Asia

Midwifery in Asia


Make a difference to the lives of women in impoverished communities through our Midwifery Internships Abroad. Designed to help you further your career and give you hands-on training in a real clinical environment, this volunteering program is beneficial in so many ways – both for your personal and professional growth, and the local people of your chosen country. Available in three stunning locations in Sri Lanka, India or Cambodia, this internship gives you an opportunity to travel to Asia and by working with medical experts, local doctors and experienced midwives, you will be able to learn new skills whilst putting your own to the test.

Suitable for midwifery students, or those who are looking to break into a new career this placement will add to your resume about your experience abroad.

Most importantly it will help you grow and develop as a person; allowing you to have a new global perspective on healthcare, giving you a new found appreciation of life and birth, helping you learn more about international midwifery, and give you the rare opportunity to live life in a different world.

Discovering a new culture is one of the biggest draws of our placement and we house our volunteers in shared housing to promote organic friendships and easy socialising after hours. You will always have someone to talk to and to share your experiences with.

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What is involved

All our locations are absolutely grand! In India we are located in Kochi, Kerala – voted as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2020 by the Lonely Planet. In Sri Lanka we are in the colonial southern town of Galle, that is most famous for its international cricket ground overlooking the Galle Fort, and in Cambodia we are in the capital of Phnom Penh, a very understated but vibrant part of Cambodia. Choose your desired location and leave it to us to place you in a department that is most suited for your skills as a midwifery student.

Across our different locations, we work closely with local hospitals, taking you to work in maternity units including pre-natal wards, labour wards, in theatre, and the post-natal department. There may also be the chance to team up with local organisations to deliver regular medical outreach in the local community. So even if your post is not directly related to midwifery, we can help you gain important experience within relevant medical areas.

During your time with us, you will be shadowing fully trained doctors and midwifes. You will mainly learn by observing, with the chance to help and assist in some cases. Your exact role may depend on your personal level of experience and training, so as we remain open and flexible, we do ask the same of our interns or students. Being prepared to take on different tasks or watching a variety of medical processes will help you fit in well into your new hospital environment. You will be assigned a supervisor so you will always have someone to talk to about your progress.

Some details

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November January April July October
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December February May August November
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March June September December
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What your first week looks like

Arrival day

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, culture orientation and project training before we take you in for your program.


Your project coordinator or a member of the team will be taking you to the project and after introductions you can get started. All your meals breakfast, lunch and dinner will be the accommodation unless you are 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.


Our local team will suggest many activities for you to do! Your weekends will be free for you to explore Kerala or India. 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

Backwaters of Kerala

Backwaters of Kerala
Be sure to visit the famous backwaters of Allepey and stay overnight on a traditional houseboat

Munnar Tea Plantations

Green tea plantations. Munnar, Kerala, India
For a adventure hike with incredible panoramic views, the Munnar Tea Plantations are not to be missed.

Varkala Beach

Varkala beach
We also recommend taking a trip to Varkala Beach, which is a couple of hours from Kochi but absolutely stunning.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Visit the Taj Mahal with our 3 day Delhi and Taj Mahal Weekend Experience. Email us for details.

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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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