InteRDom offers a wide variety of internships for undergraduate, graduate, and gap-year students. The program coordinates a customized internship experience ranging from 10 – 48 weeks in duration, according to each student's study area and career interests. InteRDom works with more than 350 organizations in public, private and non-profit sectors to match students with an organization to foster a mutually beneficial relationship.
Please note the internship opportunities listed below are samples of internships that were previously conducted, and are subject to change by season, availability and the needs of each organization.
To learn more about the field of Medicine and Health in the Dominican Republic
The current healthcare system in the Dominican Republic is governed by General Health Law 42-01 and Law 87-01, both enacted in 2001. Since the implementation of these laws, the country has made significant advancements as it relates to providing improved care and increasing coverage for the most economically vulnerable members of its society - gains largely associated with the gradual decentralization of medical services that has taken place. To date, the National Council of Higher Education recognizes 9 universities and 15 teaching hospitals offering 53 residency programs that provide preparation for careers in the medical profession. With regard to research, critical projects are presently being realized in the fields of maternal and infant health. At the same time, the number of institutions that provide access to data via the Internet is growing.
Concurrently, international cooperation in the area of health in the Dominican Republic is expanding. OPS, UNICEF, UNDP, UNPF, FAO, UNAIDS, USAID, the European Union and the Global Fund for Aids and Tuberculosis are some of the many international entities that conduct work in the country.
InteRDom has partnerships with international and national institutions carrying-out important work in the areas of: HIV/AIDS prevention and care; diabetes treatment and education; cancer research and treatment; family planning and health care coverage. The Program offers internship opportunities related to: primary care, public health, research, advocacy, prevention, hospital management and processes, pediatric and primary care, health management and nutrition.
Sample Internship Descriptions
Internship in Health and social services to pediatric patients with endocrine challenges
Combined internship in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes for college seniors and recently graduated students in the areas of medicine and health. The internship will take place at a prominent public children's hospital in the Dominican Republic and in a non-profit organization affiliated with that institution.