Make a REAL difference in Nicaragua with Medical Internship Program




Granada Department


For healthcare students and professionals wanting to put their skills to the test and help those in need, this program will certainly be a wonderful experience. Based in the historic Nicaraguan city of Granada, volunteers will work mainly in the outlying rural areas to provide support to its impoverished inhabitants. This health and medical program is designed for medical students and health professionals from diverse areas and backgrounds, to work in rural clinics helping patients who have very limited access to health services. It is best suited to medical students, physiotherapists and those with a medical or health background. Volunteers on this crucial medical program will work alongside local doctors and nurses to treat different conditions and prevent health issues through education and care. This is an area with scarce resources and high healthcare needs, which is why volunteer help is so essential. Volunteers will gain beneficial medical experience while helping those in true need.

Goals of this Project:

  • Make a real difference to the rural people in the outlying areas of Granada
  • Provide free healthcare to those who need it most
  • Improve the health and long-term well-being of some of Nicaragua’s most impoverished people
  • Offer a teaching experience for medical students while also supplying a much-needed volunteer labor force to benefit locals


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

This program offers an amazing opportunity for suitable applicants who are 18 years and over to work alongside qualified medical professionals and gain first-hand insight into the Nicaraguan healthcare system. It is open to those with experience and/or education in the field of medicine, as well as med-school and pre-med students. Volunteers on this project will need have at least an intermediate knowledge of Spanish in order to communicate effectively with patients and staff. Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

  • Emergency contact
  • Police check
  • Resume