Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Shelter and Public Health Training

Gain experience at a variety of non-profit organization that provide services ranging from providing housing and basic medical training for HIV/AIDS positive children and their parents to providing housing and services to at-risk youth. Responsibilities could include assisting with training on AIDS prevention and general health issues, providing social support for families and identifying international funding sources. Past placements include: Fundación Santa Clara and Protectora de la Infancia

Biomedical Research

Intern will assist in the collaborate effort to develop an autonomous, portable and modular device that could be use for remote diagnostics which will be designed and tested for terrestrial and aquatic applications using both protein based and nucleic amplification based techniques.

Art Therapy

Interns can develop their own plans and design activities and strategies to provide support to patients through art therapy in arts, music, story telling, etc. at a children hospital.

Health Education

Assist an organization that that finds and supports programs to improve the health and well-being of sick children from a full spectrum of needs including physical, emotional, and psychological. Interns may prepare educational materials and talks for patients families, and conduct training on cancer care for family members.

Addiction and Recovery

Work at a residential rehab clinic treating alcohol and drug addiction which serves low income addicts living in high social risks areas of the country whose aim is to help patients recover through an intensive, personalized program that combines medical treatment and complementary therapies. This drug rehabilitation centers lead individual patients to go from fearful, self-centered addicts into loving, focused persons who can live healthy and productive lives.

Anthropology and Forensic Science

Intern at a government agency and shadow and support a team of doctors, anthropologists, dental specialists, psychologists, photographers and lawyers who determine the cause of death for victims of human rights issues, violent crimes, or natural disasters. Responsibilities may include conducting procedures with bone material, participating in on-site cases and/or excavations, assisting with autopsies and forensic anthropological procedures, and taking part in meetings to define protocols and proposals for specific forensic cases. Past placements include: Servicio Médico Legal de Chile.

Physical Therapy

Intern at a physical therapy clinic and gain a better understanding of a career in physical therapy from a uniquely Chilean perspective! Responsibilities may include shadowing a group of physical therapists in a clinical setting, assisting physical therapists in their daily tasks and duties, participating in weekly staff meetings to discuss specific pathologies and determine each patient's treatment plan in an effort to address specific health concerns. Past placements include: MEDS.