WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You will be supporting staff at a local hospital or clinic in the city of La Ceiba. Your time may be spent shadowing or working alongside healthcare worker or directly with patients. You may even be required to provide assistance with a variety of technical and administrative support as required.
Your internship will give you invaluable preparation for a career in medicine and is geared towards those who wish to pursue a career within a medical field. Those with determination, enthusiasm and aptitude may be able to assist the doctors, nurses and lab staff in their duties and gain hands-on experience of administering care to the Honduran people, however please be aware that your involvement is completely dependent upon your own skills and experience and the needs of the hospital / clinic at the time of your placement.
The centrally located hospital receives a wide range of patients with a multitude of ailments whereas the clinic, situated in the suburban area of La Ceiba, was founded for young people up to the age of 19, who attend for help and advice on such matters as pregnancy, SOA tests and psychological problems. The most successful volunteers are those who can be flexible, proactive and enthusiastic about helping out where they are needed most.
Your day will be divided into volunteering at the Health Centre and partaking in Spanish lesson’s at the Central American Spanish School. This provides a great opportunity to brush up on your Spanish whilst working in the clinic where you will need it!