If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, there are possibilities in the hospitals in Uganda. As a medical intern, you will also be able to work at rural health posts and community clinics. Participants spend the majority of their internship working as an assistant to a doctor/healthcare professional. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skills, and previous experience. Interns interested in joining this internship must have health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials.

Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the potential liability risk. Job responsibilities of interns vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications.

Medical Volunteering in Uganda
Medical Volunteering in Uganda

Interns measure blood pressure, temperature, height, weight, as well as assist doctors. Interns may also help in health camps, distribute medication, advice patients about health, nutrition and sanitation as well as counsel patients and possibly participate in the treatment of minor injuries and wounds or maintain journals.

Work is from 20-30 hours per week. Volunteers are accommodated in a separate room at the volunteer house or with host families, with local food three times a day. You may have to share room with another volunteer. On the first day of the project you will meet a project coordinator, who will explain your role as a volunteer. The orientation will cover all the relevant information about your project, including safety issues. An individual timetable will be worked out for you based on how much time you want to commit to volunteering.

Medical Volunteering in Uganda
Medical Volunteering in Uganda

You will select a particular area of interest related to medical/healthcare issues and explore the issue further with the help of an assigned supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor DOES NOT develop internships. It is up to the interns to get as much as possible out of their projects.

Internship Program locations and Fees and Dates:

Please Email us via: beaconyouths@yahoo.com  and we will get back to you which appropriate answers of your questions.

How to apply

Application Process (1) Complete the Application Form or go http://beaconofhopeug.org/online-application-form/ , Upon receipt of the form we will assess your suitability for the program within two working days.

(2) Contact You: If you are successful we will then email you a letter of acceptance within 24-48hrs.

(3) Decision Point: Once you have read through the letter of acceptance and we have answered any questions or concerns that you might have, it is time to pay your program booking fees to secure your place on the program.

(4) Confirmation: Once the booking fee is paid, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to ensure everything is organized. We will also send you the volunteer information pack guide that will covers topics such as country information, travel links, visa application process, fundraising ideas, and much more!

(5) Communication & Support: Throughout the application process, we are committed to working with you to answer any of your questions or concerns. During your placement we are also available as a support to you as a volunteer and will assist you as best we can.