St. Joseph Hospital is a large semi public, semi private hospital, located around 20 minutes outside of Moshi Town. Medical electives and internships are possible here for students of medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, radiology and midwifery. Moreover, St. Joseph welcomes health care professionals in the above-mentioned disciplines to volunteer at the hospital. The hospital has many year of experience working with foreign elective students and health care professionals. 

At St. Joseph Hospital you can do your healthcare elective or internship in the beautiful Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. While gaining valuable work experience you will also support local staff in their provision of healthcare to the community, as well as develop your intercultural skills. Electives and internships are possible for students of medicine, nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy. Pre-medical, pre-nursing and pre-midwifery internships are also possible!

Hospital profile

At a glance

Departments available for internships:

Outpatient department, General medicine/Inner medicine, Tropical medicine, general surgery, gynaecology and maternity, paediatrics, mother and child pre and post natal care, "high dependence unit" (similar to an ICU, but not completely equipped as such), physiotherapy, laboratory, ultrasound, X-ray, mortuary incl. autopsy.

City: Moshi
General practitioners: 5
Specialist physicians: 3
Assistant physicians: 42
Nurses: 38
Other especialists: 32
Annual outpatients 90000
Total of beds: 150

Hospital Description

St. Joseph Hospital is located around 20 minutes outside of Moshi Town by public transport, in the Soweto area. The hospital is semi public, semi private. The municipality pays the salaries of all staff, as well as for the medicine; but the building, furniture and all medical equipment such as ultrasound and X-ray machines belong to a church institution.

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Internship profile

Typical day and tasks of an intern

Students of medicine and nursing can do an elective placement or internship, either in just one department, or they can rotate through various departments. They will be assigned to a supervising physician or nurse who decides which examinations and treatments the student can carry out under their supervision, which might include drug administration, wound care, taking vital signs, giving vaccinations and assisting with other tasks. The usual working hours are Monday to Friday from 08:30 am to 03:00 pm including one hour of lunch break. If you want, you can also work on Saturdays and Sundays. At the surgery theatre the working hours are usually from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm.

Interns/elective students/volunteers should bring their own scrubs (white, green or blue), closed shoes (colour doesn't matter). It is furthermore recommended to bring one's own hand disinfection liquid and one's own stethoscope. Those who want to join surgery should please bring green or blue surgery scrubs, face mask and hood.

Supervisors available

You will be assigned a supervisor from your field who will look after you during your elective. If your university / school has special requirements regarding the supervision of your elective, please let us know so that we can inform the hospital.

Requirements

Minimum age:


18

Maximum age:


99

Minimum qualification of the intern:


You must already be enrolled as a student / trainee in medicine / nursing / midwifery / pharmacy / physiotherapy / occupational therapy at a university or corresponding training position. Health care professionals of the above-mentioned disciplines are welcome to volunteer at the hospital.

Application process

Documents required:


Please contact us for a list of all necessary registration documents.

Application instructions:


As soon as you have sent us your complete application documents, we will submit your application to the hospital and can usually give you a confirmation within a few work days. Then you decide whether you want to take the place. Before that there are no costs for you.

Costs

  • 2 weeks 809 USD
  • 4 weeks 872 USD
  • 8 weeks 1364 USD
  • 3 months 1827 USD
  • 6 months 2998 USD
  • 1 year 0 USD

This includes:


* Dorm room accommodation at shared apartment in Moshi, shared with other foreign interns/volunteers (upgrade to single room accommodation is possible)
* Monthly hospital supervision fees (200 USD per month) + hospital registration fee (50 USD one-time)
* Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
* Access to Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials including Intercultural Preparation, compiled particularly for your destination (PDFs, Videos)
* Preparation Session via Skype; together with further participants
* Arrangements for your Residence Permit, Work Permit or similar permit and other official permits (if required), but not the official government fees for it/them
* Pick-up and Transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on arrival and departure
* Personal support staff at your location and at our international office
* Orientation and Introduction in Moshi
* Accompanying you to your placement on your first day
* 24 Hours emergency support by local support team
* CO2 compensation of your long-haul flights: Costs for 10 seedlings of indigenous trees that we plant on the slopes of Kilimanjaro
* Local SIM Card with 10.000 TSH air time
* Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
* 15% Discount for Safaris, Kilimanjaro Climbs, Excursions and Watersports Activities offered by "Budget Safari Tanzania

This does not include:


- Meals,
- Travel to/from Tanzania (you can book it on your own or we can assist you),
- Official fees for Visa,
- Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you can book it on your own or we can assist you),
- Personal Expenses,
- Vaccinations,
- Local Transport.

What to bring:


Interns/elective students/volunteers should bring their own scrubs (white, green or blue), closed shoes (colour doesn't matter). It is furthermore recommended to bring one's own hand disinfection liquid and one's own stethoscope. Those who want to join surgery should please bring green or blue surgery scrubs, face mask and hood.

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