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Global Health & Medicine

Intern with a non-governmental organization near Bharatpur, Rajasthan, 25 miles from the Taj Mahal!

The organization provides shelter, care, and hope to individuals and communities in high risk environments, including those who are sick, abandoned, or have experienced abuse. 

Residents are accepted without regard to religion, caste or creed and all facilities are provided free of cost- individuals receive food, shelter, medical attention, and support from trained volunteers and staff. With 29 homes across India and Nepal, the organization serves over 5,000 people, including those with various medical conditions such as HIV, TB, cancer, epilepsy, leprosy, paralysis, polio, sight and hearing loss and impairment. Separate facilities are provided for females, children, the aged, and people who experience mental health issues. A dedicated hospital was opened in February 2019 to meet the medical needs of residents, including conducting over 80 surgeries per month.


Depending on the Intern’s skill set and interest, the Intern will be assigned to one or more of the following projects associated with global health in India:

  • Research
  • Fundraising & Grant Writing
  • PR, Digital Marketing & Communications
  • Medical Assistance 
  • Public Education & Vaccination Campaigns
  • Education & Youth Development
  • Gender Equity & Advocacy

The Ideal Candidate

Isla seeks interns who share a commitment to fostering change and addressing social issues in the field of global health.

This internship provides a wonderful opportunity to earn academic credit to meet practicum, research, or capstone project requirements towards your degree. Or if you choose to intern abroad simply to gain international work experience in this unique global community, that is more than doable, too!

Skills & Abilities

  • University undergrad and graduate students, and young professionals working on a degree (or who have graduated in fields) in global health, public health, medical studies, or other-related fields.
  • Willingness to take initiative and work under minimal guidance in both office and field settings.
  • Motivated and committed to work effectively as part of an inter-cultural team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to learn.
  • Be flexible and work to understand India's culture, history, and current events.


All Isla internships are customized to your particular academic interests and skill set. Please note, if you are a university undergrad or grad student, it is your responsibility to check with your institution and with Isla Internships Abroad to be sure that your internship Scope of Work is designed to meet all requirements for your particular academic needs. 

The Isla Team is available to guide you through the process even before you accept your Isla internship position. Most of the work in developing your placement is conducted way before your arrival in-country!

Apply here. Contact The Isla Team for more information at! Live Learn Intern