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Nepal medical internship

Trip Overview

The Medical and nursing internship program provides you an opportunity to work together with medical and nursing professionals in Nepal. The internship will take place in large city hospitals to local health centers according to your expertise and preference.
We are currently partnering with a pediatric hospital in Kathmandu and other general hospitals around Kathmandu and Chitwan. Rural medical facilities are on our internship placement list too.

The medical and nursing internship program run all year round and available from 1- 20 weeks

Trip Highlights

Flexible Starting Date:
Choose a timeframe that aligns with your schedule.

Diverse Healthcare Environment:
Gain exposure to various healthcare settings, from large hospitals to rural health centers.

Team Learning Opportunity:
Collaborate with professionals from different backgrounds, fostering a rich learning experience.

Connect with a diverse network of health professionals, enhancing your professional connections.


Our program is designed for medical and nursing students or professionals, providing a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in the healthcare field.

- 18+ years
- Fluency in English
- Criminal background check certificate
- Travel insurance for safety
- Vaccinations; consult your GP

Safety and support

Your well-being is our top priority. At VCD Nepal, we value the safety of our interns above all else. Our local coordinator and VCD team are dedicated to looking after you and ensuring that you stay safe, comfortable, and healthy throughout your time in Nepal. From the moment you arrive at the airport, our coordinator will be available to assist you with anything you may need. We provide a detailed orientation process as soon as you arrive in the country, ensuring that you are well-prepared for your volunteer experience.

Arrival Information

Upon your program start date, arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Look for a VCD Nepal coordinator holding a sign with your name, making it easy for you to spot them. They'll guide you to your accommodation, ensuring a smooth transition to your volunteer experience in Nepal.

Accommodation and meals

During your first few days in Kathmandu for orientation, you'll stay with a local host family or at a nearby guest house/hotel. The rooms are basic but comfortable, equipped with Western-style toilets, hot water, and free WiFi. Once your volunteer placement begins, you'll stay with local families in villages or cities, enjoying private rooms with basic furnishings. Meals, featuring Dal Bhat Tarkari, are served three times daily, with breakfast around 7 am, and lunch and dinner around 9 am and 7 pm, respectively.

In city areas, hosts provide amenities like Wi-Fi, western toilets, and hot showers. However, village hosting families may have limited facilities such as internet access, hot showers, or western toilets. Nonetheless, the village stay offers a unique, rustic experience. Participants can purchase bottled water or request filtered/boiled water.

Upon Arrival Orientation

Upon arrival, you'll undergo orientation to familiarize yourself with daily life in Nepal. You'll spend a couple of days at a host family or local hotel, meeting fellow volunteers, and adjusting after your flight. You'll have the chance to try local food and get ready for your placement. During orientation, you'll receive:

Special Healthcare session
Basic Nepali language lessons
Information about cultural and gender issues in Nepal
Details about your placement
Insights into teaching English in Nepal
Introduction to Nepalese cuisine
A Kathmandu city tour, including famous sites like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

This orientation ensures you're well-prepared to begin your volunteer work and immerse yourself in Nepali culture.

Getting to the site

Your medical internship  journey begins with a scenic public bus ride, offering a glimpse into local life. Upon arrival, you'll be guided to your assigned school placement, where you'll teach English to young children aged 6 to 14. In addition to teaching, you can also arrange recreational activities such as sports and music to educate and engage the kids.

Typical day

Your day kicks off with morning tea at 7:30 am, followed by a substantial meal around 9-9:30 am before heading to the hospital or health center. Working 4-6 hours a day, six days a week, with Saturdays off, this schedule offers generous free time. Explore the local culture, connect with health professionals, and immerse yourself in diverse healthcare environments.

Weekends & Free Time Activities:

Explore the breathtaking adventure activities that Nepal has to offer during your free time, including trekking, hiking, paragliding, white water rafting, and more. Ask for assistance with VCD Nepal  team member. They will help to organize it for you.

Program Fees

Experience the Nepal Medical Internship journey starting from $350, inclusive of accommodation, meals, and project support.

1 week $350
2 weeks $500
3 weeks $650
4 weeks $750
6 weeks $950
7 weeks $1050
8 weeks $1150
Additional week $100


Internship placements occur in large city hospitals in Kathmandu and Chitwan, as well as small health centers across Nepal, offering participants a comprehensive and enriching experience in diverse healthcare environments.


  • Hospital registration
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Public transportation
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Nepali language, and cultural orientation
  • 24/7 Support
  • Program orientation
  • Certificate of completion


  • Visa fees
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal expenses


VCD Nepal is a non-profit volunteer organization based in Nepal that connects local communities with international volunteers to provide education, healthcare, sanitation, and environmental services.


Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal


+977 9851034934