Specialized internships in radiology departments assisting local medical professionals to conduct x-rays, CT scans and MRI scans for a variety of patients. Radiology interns work alongside local teams to observe, gain insight into local practices, and share your knowledge and skills where appropriate.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
Anyone looking to bolster their skills and set themselves up for a rewarding radiology career should look no further than this unique Radiology internship in Tanzania! With a specific focus on radiology, ultrasound and medical imaging procedures, interns will gain first-hand knowledge and understanding working in a unique healthcare environment.
Due to a lack of funding, training and education, hospitals in Tanzania often struggle to keep up with the modernization of emerging medical technologies. This means that many hospitals lack contemporary medical imaging equipment and systems, and use improvized and innovative solutions. It is also expensive for patients to get CT scans or MRIs, so while there are opportunities to gain experience using these technologies, they are not common.
As an intern, you’ll learn new and effective imaging measures that will supplement your understanding and use of modern technologies. Interns are placed in hospitals assisting local medical professionals with imaging tasks, which are based around conducting x-rays. While the practices may be less advanced than what you would expect at home, they operate within universal healthcare principles.
Radiology interns work collaboratively alongside local medical teams to observe, gain an enhanced understanding of local practices and challenges, and share knowledge and skills according to your own experience. You’ll assist and observe in diagnostic and investigative imaging procedures, liaising across multiple departments to help to diagnose and assess a range of pathologies and diseases.
Radiology interns are welcome to donate up-to-date resources, such as training materials and textbooks, if desired.
This internship is conducted in English. Most patients you’ll work with will be able to speak at least basic English, however, for those that can’t, you’ll be able to receive a debrief from your supervisor afterwards.
It is important to note that the internship placements grouped as “Medical” require interns to make a Ministry of Health contribution. This supports the operation of placements and covers supervision for interns on medical-related placements. This contribution is not included in the internship program fee; it must be made directly, in-country, under the direction and guidance of the Program Coordinator in Arusha. Interns will not be permitted to commence their placement until this has been covered. The amount of the Ministry of Health contribution varies, as it is not the same for every clinic/hospital. However, to cover the contribution sufficiently, we ask interns to budget up to US$75 per week.
Radiology interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Shadowing local staff during imaging procedures
- Assisting with x-rays, CT scans or MRIs
Professional development opportunities:
- Gain experience using medical imaging equipment
- Develop an understanding of medical solutions that don’t involve modern technologies
- Build communication skills in a professional environment
- Learn from trained imaging professionals in Tanzania
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
- Gain hands-on skills in the use of imaging technology
- Build a unique understanding of innovative imaging solutions when patients prefer not to use modern scanning equipment
- Enjoy spare time in Arusha, go on safari in the Serengeti, and explore world famous natural landscapes
Types of host organizations:
- Hospital imaging departments
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Program Fee (USD)
|2 weeks||$1,284Equivalent to $91/day|
|3 weeks||$1,389Equivalent to $66/day|
|4 weeks||$1,494Equivalent to $53/day|
|5 weeks||$1,599Equivalent to $45/day|
|6 weeks||$1,704Equivalent to $40/day|
|7 weeks||$1,809Equivalent to $36/day|
|8 weeks||$1,914Equivalent to $34/day|
|10 weeks||$2,124Equivalent to $30/day|
|12 weeks||$2,334Equivalent to $27/day|
Program Fee (USD)
|2 weeks||$1,384Equivalent to $98/day|
|3 weeks||$1,489Equivalent to $70/day|
|4 weeks||$1,594Equivalent to $56/day|
|5 weeks||$1,699Equivalent to $48/day|
|6 weeks||$1,804Equivalent to $42/day|
|7 weeks||$1,909Equivalent to $38/day|
|8 weeks||$2,014Equivalent to $35/day|
|10 weeks||$2,224Equivalent to $31/day|
|12 weeks||$2,434Equivalent to $28/day|
- 24/7 in-country support
- Airport pick-up
- Program orientation
- Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
- In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Coaching from your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
- Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
- Optional extras, such as language lessons
- Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
- A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
- It is important to note that the internship placements grouped as "Medical" require interns to make a Ministry of Health contribution. This supports the operation of placements and covers supervision for interns on medical-related placements. This contribution is not included in the internship program fee; it must be made directly, in-country, under the direction and guidance of the Program Coordinator in Arusha. Interns will not be permitted to commence their placement until this has been covered. The amount of the Ministry of Health contribution varies, as it is not the same for every clinic/hospital. However, to cover the contribution sufficiently, we ask interns to budget up to US$75 per week.
- Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- Terms and Conditions apply.