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Medical Internship - Fiji | Full time

About the Employer

Frontier was founded in 1989 when, in association with the WWF, we helped set up a protected marine research park on a remote island in Tanzania. Since then, Frontier has grown to be the premier provider of gap year, volunteering, internships and ethical travel. With accredited Frontier qualifications through ASDAN and EDEXCEL, you can combine fun and adventure with the chance to improve your CV.

Internship Description

This is a Volunteer Internship. You will not receive any payment.
The Internship is for a minimum of 4 weeks based in Fiji with departures every month.
The successful candidates will also be required to make a financial contribution, in the region of £1455, towards the cost of this experience.

Fiji Medical Course Credit Internship

Many Frontier volunteers and interns are University or College students undertaking academic study. Why not make the most of your time abroad by adding volunteer experience to your resume as well as gaining academic course credit in your field of study. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain relevant work experience that will not only enable you to stand out to prospective employers but will also save you time and money; after all, a minimum of 4 weeks spent volunteering during your summer vacation works out a lot cheaper than another semester at College!

So how does it work? Volunteers can arrange with their academic institution to gain transferrable course credit by participating in our field programmes. Our research team both in our London Headquarters and overseas field staff will liaise with your academic course supervisors on your behalf to ensure that your participation contributes to your academic performance and confers course credits. Further to this, we are able to sign supporting documentation, verify your participation and provide mentoring and in-country support. To sum up, Frontier will be there for you every step of the way!

The Fijian archipelago lies scattered lazily in the achingly blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, bathed in the radiant antipodean sunlight. Its towns and villages are veritable melting pots of cultural influences.

Fiji's irresistible shores are fringed with picture-perfect palm trees, and the azure waters that surround the islands are inhabited by an astonishing array of marine creatures; over 1,200 species of fish including clownfish, triggerfish, blue tangs, 10 species of shark, 12 species of whales, dolphins, turtles, anemones, soft coral and much more.

Enjoy fragrant sun drenched days and warm nights of delectable food cooked in a traditional underground oven. Fiji will enchant you with its infectious, chilled out "Fiji time" lifestyle, its heavenly beaches and surrounding mountains of rainforest– the perfect paradise location for your Frontier adventure!

Qualifications Required

We will tailor your internship to fulfill university/college requirements for independent study or course credit for your field of study
24/7 supervision and mentoring
Direct liaison between with your mentor and university or college tutor
Your mentor can also provide a College reference at the end of your internship

It is possible to gain Course Credits in the following fields of study:
Biological Sciences
Coral Reef Conservation
Community Health
Conservation Biology
Ecosystem Management
Health Education
Marine Biology
Marine Mammal Conservation
Medical Placements
Tropical Forest Conservation
Tropical Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Management

Skills Required

Intermediate level of English
Introduction to your Course Supervisor
Criminal background check (DBS)
Medical form

More Information


Location: Viti Levu, Fiji
Accommodation: Homestay (hostel upgrade available at extra cost

Activities: Shadow doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in the field
Raise awareness within communities of critical medical and health related issues
Assist with medical outreach programs addressing family planning and HIV/AIDS
Assist with patient care and record vital signs
Work in hospital laboratories, assist with medical administration
Transport Airport pickup (subject to arrival date)


Before you go: Pre-departure support, Travel & medical advice & documentation, Equipment advice, Discounted medical kit, Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country: Airport pickup & transfer to Suva (subject to arrival date), Two meals per day, Basic accommodation (hostel upgrade available at extra cost), Local orientation and training, In-country emergency support, 24-hour international HQ back-up, In-country transfers subject to start date



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