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Summer Internships in Bolivia

Pediatric Health

La Paz, Bolivia

  • DatesAugust 3September 7, 2024
  • Max Enrollment – 15
  • Taught In – English
  • Prerequisites – Yes
  • Career Area – Global Health

Program Overview

The Global Health Summer Abroad Internship program provides students interested in health the opportunity to gain observational clinical rotation experience while being immersed in a local community.

This program focuses on doing more with less and addressing healthcare inequities, with rotations at community clinics and secondary/tertiary level hospitals. Following orientation in La Paz the first week, students will travel to Tarija for the remainder of the program, a city in southern Bolivia of about 200,000 people. This region is known as the “Bolivian Andalucia” for its vineyards and Spanish cultural influence. Students may take part in patient consultations, laboratory analysis, and prevention efforts in surrounding communities, while learning from local experts about the latest developments in Chagas research. Program provided by Child Family Health International (CFHI), an NGO recognized by the United Nations.

Program Contacts

Program Highlights

  • Provides observational clinical rotation experience while being immersed in a local community.
  • Opportunity to hone and apply concepts learned in classrooms in real-world, global contexts.
  • Exciting opportunity to grow professionally and personally.
  • Résumé line item and interview talking point.
  • Opportunity to make cultural, professional, and geographic discoveries.

What Students Are Saying

  • “Incredible experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world… This greatly added to my understanding and added confidence in myself to be successful in this field.”  
  • “The internship experience is very valuable because the opportunity to observe the medical environment in another country is not available to many people.”
  • “The on-site team is absolutely incredible. They go above and beyond to ensure that everyone is healthy and thriving.” 

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