Medical Clinic Assistant in Tanzania

Placement Type: Health Science

Placement Focus: Providing medical support at local clinic
Placement Location: Moshi, Tanzania
Required Language Skills: English widely spoken
Minimum Placement Length: 1 Month
Maximum Placement Length: 2 Years

About the Organization

Working to provide basic health services in Moshi, this clinic is situated in the beautiful Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. With over 180,000 residents in this municipality clinics or “dispensaries” make health care available to many people that the large hospitals do not reach.


1. Pre-med or medical students are placed to learn and serve in a local clinic, known as a dispensary

2. Beyond basic medical service, interns have the opportunity to learn about public health in a small developing community

3. Flexibility exists for an intern to work within their area of interest

Internship Requirements

1. Intern should be a student of pre-med, medicine, nursing, physical therapy or dentistry

2. Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and capable of working together on a team

3. Must possess professionalism and be ready to represent ISL and the US well

4. Must possess or be willing to develop intercultural competence

Interns must bring scrubs, latex/nitrile gloves and hand sanitizer. There are similar placements available at two different dispensaries in the area

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