Program Dates & Program Fees

Program Dates and Locations

Healthcare Internship Program: Mombasa, Kenya, Malindi, Kenya, and Cusco, Peru (Select Dates)

Applications for International Medical Aid’s Winter 2023/2024 and Summer 2024 Internships are open! Admissions to all of IMA’s Programs are competitive and individuals are only permitted to apply once in a 12-month period.

Please review all relevant program information before applying and contact our Office of Program Admissions (admissions@medicalaid.org) with any questions.





Program Fees
(Exclusive of $750 Program Deposit)
East Africa South America
Duration Kenya Tanzania Rwanda Uganda Peru Equador Colombia
Mombasa Malindi Migori Arusha Moshi Kigali Kampala Cusco Quito Guayaquil Bogota
2 Weeks $3,350 $3,350 $3,150 $3,350 $3,150 $2,950 $2,950 Learn More $3,150 $3,150 $3,000
3 Weeks $3,950 $3,950 $3,750 $3,950 $3,750 $3,650 $3,650 Learn More $3,650 $3,650 $3,700
4 Weeks $4,450 $4,450 $4,150 $4,450 $4,150 $4,000 $4,000 Learn More $4,000 $4,000 $4,000
5 Weeks $5,050 $5,050 $4,850 $5,050 $4,850 $4,800 $4,800 Learn More $4,800 $4,800 $4,800
6 Weeks $5,750 $5,750 $5,550 $5,750 $5,550 $5,500 $5,500 Learn More $5,500 $5,500 $5,500
7 Weeks $6,450 $6,450 $6,250 $6,450 $6,250 $6,200 $6,200 Learn More $6,200 $6,200 $6,200
8 Weeks $7,250 $7,250 $7,050 $7,250 $7,050 $6,900 $6,900 Learn More $6,900 $6,900 $6,900
Every Extra Week (Including In-Country Extension) $950 $950 $950 $950 $950 $950 $950 Learn More $950 $950 $950

Program Fee Details

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Program Residences

International Medical Aid’s Program Residences provide a comprehensive and well-rounded experience for participants in various healthcare internships. In addition to comfortable accommodations and essential amenities, interns benefit from flexible options, on-site support, and opportunities for personal growth, networking, and local community engagement. International Medical Aid ensures a positive and transformative experience for all participants by prioritizing safety, comfort, and sustainability.

Accommodation Features

  • Located in safe and secure neighborhoods: International Medical Aid’s Program Residences are situated in neighborhoods known for their safety, providing peace of mind to participants and their families.
  • Comfortable beds and living spaces: Accommodations include comfortable beds for a good night’s rest and spacious living areas for relaxation and socialization.
  • Full-time housekeeping staff: Each residence features meals prepared by our in-house chefs, allowing participants to enjoy hot meals and maintain their dietary preferences.
  • Laundry facilities: On-site laundry staff ensuring interns can easily have freshly cleaned scrubs and personal clothing throughout their stay.
  • Wi-Fi access: Reliable Wi-Fi access is available throughout the residences, enabling participants to stay connected with friends and family, complete online coursework, or research local attractions.
  • Shared with other program participants: Participants share accommodations with fellow interns, fostering a sense of camaraderie and teamwork while allowing them to build lasting professional and personal connections.
  • Supportive and collaborative environment: The shared living spaces promote a supportive atmosphere, enabling participants to discuss their experiences, exchange ideas, and learn from one another.

Transportation

  • Provided to and from the program site: International Medical Aid arranges transportation for participants to and from their internship sites, ensuring a hassle-free and punctual commute.
  • Access to local transportation for weekend activities and excursions: Participants have easy access to local transportation options, allowing them to explore nearby attractions, cultural sites, and recreational activities during their free time.

Safety and Security

  • 24/7 security staff in gated community: The Program Residences are situated within gated communities, featuring 24/7 security staff to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Well-maintained residences: Regular maintenance and upkeep of the residences ensure a comfortable, clean, and safe living experience.
  • Conveniently located near hospitals or clinics: The accommodations are strategically located close to hospitals or clinics, making it easier for participants to commute and access emergency medical care if needed.

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunity to bond with fellow interns: The shared accommodations and communal spaces provide opportunities for participants to bond with their peers, creating lasting friendships and professional connections.
  • Comfortable and positive internship experience: International Medical Aid prioritizes participants’ comfort and well-being, ensuring the accommodations contribute to a positive and fulfilling internship experience.

Cultural Immersion and Personal Growth

  • Exposure to local culture and customs: By staying in International Medical Aid’s Program Residences, participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, learning about customs, traditions, and daily life in the host country.
  • Language learning opportunities: Living and working in a foreign country provides participants with the chance to practice and improve their language skills, enhancing their cultural understanding and communication abilities.
  • Personal growth and development: The internship experience, combined with living in a new environment, encourages participants to step outside their comfort zone, fostering personal growth, adaptability, and resilience.

Networking and Career Advancement

  • Networking with healthcare professionals: Through their internships, participants have the opportunity to connect with experienced healthcare professionals, expanding their professional network and gaining valuable insights into their chosen field.
  • Building an impressive resume: Participating in an international healthcare internship demonstrates initiative, commitment, and adaptability, making participants stand out to potential employers and graduate school admissions committees.
  • Enhanced career prospects: The hands-on experience and skills gained during the internship can directly contribute to participants’ career advancement, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to excel in their future roles.

Recreational Activities and Exploration

  • Exploring local attractions: The Program Residences’ proximity to local transportation options allows participants to easily explore nearby attractions, historical sites, and natural wonders during their free time.
  • Participating in recreational activities: Participants can take part in various recreational activities, such as hiking, sports, or cultural events, providing a well-rounded experience and a chance to unwind after a day at their internship site.
  • Building lasting memories: The combination of professional experiences, cultural immersion, and personal connections made during the internship will create lasting memories and contribute to a life-changing experience for participants.

Flexible Accommodation Options

  • Various room configurations: To accommodate different needs, International Medical Aid offers various room configurations, including single, double, and shared occupancy options, ensuring a comfortable stay for all participants.
  • Gender-specific accommodations: For participants who prefer gender-specific living arrangements, International Medical Aid provides separate accommodations for male and female interns, promoting a comfortable and respectful living environment.

On-Site Support and Guidance

  • Dedicated program coordinators: To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, International Medical Aid assigns dedicated program coordinators who are available to address any questions or concerns, provide support, and facilitate communication between participants and their internship sites.
  • Orientation and cultural training: Upon arrival, participants receive an orientation to familiarize themselves with the accommodation, local customs, and safety guidelines, enabling them to confidently navigate their new surroundings and make the most of their internship experience.

Local Community Engagement

  • Volunteer opportunities: International Medical Aid encourages participants to engage with the local community by providing volunteer opportunities, such as teaching English, supporting local non-profits, or participating in community projects, allowing interns to give back and make a positive impact.
  • Cultural exchange: Through various cultural activities and events organized by International Medical Aid, participants have the opportunity to interact with local residents, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Environmental Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices

  • Energy-efficient appliances: The Program Residences are equipped with energy-efficient appliances, contributing to a lower environmental footprint and promoting responsible energy consumption.
  • Recycling and waste reduction: International Medical Aid is committed to reducing waste and encouraging recycling within the accommodations, empowering participants to make environmentally conscious choices during their stay.