We've run some amazing projects in India over the years, but in 2016 we're shifting focus to Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Our programs in India are closed until further notice.

Come and join one of our established projects in Sri Lanka or Nepal.

If you've got your heart set on India, get in touch and we'll let you know when we're accepting volunteers again.

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International Midwifery Internships in India

UPDATE: India Programs Closed in 2016

Overview
  • PLACEMENT LOCATION: Jaipur
  • ROLE: To gain valuable experience alongside knowledgeable local staff
  • Requirements: None
  • TYPES OF PLACEMENTS: Hospitals, health centres, and outreach work
  • ACCOMMODATION: Host family
  • LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 2 weeks
  • START DATES: Flexible

A Midwifery student with an infant that had just been born at a hospital in India

Interning as a midwife in India with Projects Abroad is exciting and challenging because the experience is different from what you will be used to at home. All skill levels are welcome, from students on a gap year to graduates and professionals looking to gain midwifery experience abroad in a different environment.

Midwifery in India is not recognized as a separate profession, but is instead an aspect of general nursing. All nurses in India spend part of their training in midwifery departments. Obstetricians take the active role in labor and as a midwifery intern you will be able to observe their work and learn about the labor process in this country. If you show enthusiasm and become a valued member of the team, you may find you are given more to do.

Interning as a Midwife in India

Our Midwifery placements are located in Jaipur. The doctors and nurses you will be working enjoy the opportunity to impart their specialized knowledge to enthusiastic interns. They will be happy to teach you and answer your questions.

The hospitals can get very busy and there is much to see and get involved in as an intern. The areas available for you to rotate through include obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive medicine, pregnancy, infertility, and C-section surgeries.

The Projects Abroad medical team also organizes visits to other centres in and around Jaipur including a centre for traditional medicine, a mental health centre, and a leprosarium. Normally, once a month an outreach project is organized as well. This can be focused on geriatric care, community health nursing, or in tropical diseases. Although these activities are not directly related to midwifery, if you are interested you can still take part.

Most Midwifery interns in India live with friendly and welcoming local host families. You will also be able to meet with other Projects Abroad volunteers during your time off and explore the local area.

Midwifery internships in India are available for shorter periods than 4 weeks. While you will be able to gain valuable medical experience on a short-term trip, we recommend staying for a longer period to allow yourself more time to get to know the local medical system, see more of a variety of conditions and procedures, and develop stronger relationships with local medical staff.

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