Medical/Healthcare Programme in Tanzania

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Program Description

Most clinics and hospitals only accept certified professionals in the medical/healthcare sector, or interns.
If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, there are possibilities in the hospitals in Arusha. You will also be able to work at rural health posts and community clinics. Participants spend the majority of their internship/work period working as an assistant to a doctor/healthcare professional. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skills, and previous experience. Interns 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 programme because of the potential liability risk. Job responsibilities of interns vary with education, skills, experience and qualifications. Interns measure blood pressure, temperature, height, weight, as well as assist doctors. Interns may also help in health camps, distribute medication, advise 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. On the first working day you will meet a coordinator, who will explain your role as a volunteer/intern. An individual timetable will be worked out for you based on how much time you want to commit.
Please note: the programme supervisor DOES NOT DEVELOP internships;


Even though micatz - always tries to give the best service, also in Tanzania, don’t expect European living standards or precise work schedules. Upon receipt of your enrol- ment, we will mail you a confirmation, an invoice, and a pre-departure handbook.
It is a big challenge to live and work in a poor country. It demands courage, some experience and the ability to adapt. It can be overwhelming, especially at first, to have to adjust to completely new conditions, communicate in a foreign language etc. Things are not as you are used to, the climate, the food, the atmosphere – everything is dif- ferent. During your work you will be faced with a harsh so- cial reality and experience things.


To take part in the voluntary work program, maturity, flexi- bility, independence and the desire to do social work are necessary. Your stay is an experience you will never forget. Volunteering in Tanzania enables you to experience this great country up close and personal.
Get to know the smiling, friendly people in tiny villages, nearly untouched by modern life, or tour the busy, bustling cities of Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Moshi.

Volunteer Types

Community development

What`s Included

- Airport pick-up (not for boarding school).
- Room and board during entire stay.
- Manual.
- Assistance from a local coordinator.
- Introduction days (Except at the boarding school)

Not included in the fee:

- Any personal expenses, soft drinks, bottled water. Any entrance fee during sightseeing and traveling. Airfare.
- Visa and registration fee.
- Insurance.
- Turist visa fee and C-Permit fee, 120 USD. (Except at the boarding school).
- Telephone.
- Immunization.

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Program Locations

Arusha, Tanzania

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Program Details

The Global Adventure Safaris ltd
  • Tanzania: Arusha
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
2 weeks - $400 3 weeks - $450 4 weeks - $500
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