This is an opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic, and adventurous interns to learn about the fields of medicine and public health in the most biodiverse place in the world - the Amazon rainforest. It is a unique opportunity to analyze the relationship between Western and traditional medicine in the local context.
Interns work in the Napo province which has disproportionate access to healthcare and a lack of educational resources for disease prevention. Public health interns have the option to support staff at a local hospital, rural health clinic, or a public health organization in the non-profit and/or governmental sector.
We accept medical/nursing students and healthcare professionals looking to get more experience in their fields or specializations. We also accept public and global health students and professionals
- Placement in a health clinic, hospital, or public health organization and work alongside local doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, and other health professionals
- Learn about the Ecuadorian healthcare system and practice medical skills
- Support on-going public health projects about nutrition, hygiene, disease prevention, sexual education, and other topics
- Hands-on experience in the medical field along with the opportunity to learn about traditional medicine, plant medicine, ethnobotany, agroforestry, indigenous rights, and more
- Research & dissertation support available with partner organizations and universities, if requested