Internships

Internships for International Students and Recent Grads

(To apply, please see our Application Process page!)

RACHA offers internships to international students and recent graduates interested in the public health and medical fields. Internships here are an opportunity for students to grow professionally and personally in an international working environment. RACHA aims to provide an intern exposure to the scope of work and activities they will be likely to engage in in a future career in development.
RACHA needs and hires medical professionals (doctors, midwives, nurses, and medical assistants) as well as those working with or studying a focus in international development and public health. International students and professionals bring new perspectives and experiences that not only develop RACHA's own program, but also bring about positive change for reproductive and child health throughout Cambodia.

Why Intern at RACHA?
Internships are an integral part of the learning experience and an entree to future employment. RACHA's Intern Program encourages students to learn through experience in the field, working alongside public health and medical professionals. RACHA is an internationally respected NGO and is a major player in improving healthcare in Cambodia.

Responsibilities and Stipend:
Each intern will take on a good deal of responsibility in his or her post. How well tasks are completed will depend upon the interest, skills, and initiative of the intern.Interns must be aware that RACHA will NOT offer any salary and/or benefits (i.e. per-diem, accommodation, traveling cost or any field trips to the RACHA's focus provinces), no such benefits will be provided during your internship in Cambodia. If a field trip is being scheduled by RACHA's province based sub-offices, a senior member of the technical staff may organize the trip and accompany the intern. Accommodation can be arranged; however the intern will be responsible for their own expenditures.

The intern is also responsible for his/her own insurance. Evacuation insurance is advisable simply as a precaution.

Because of the kind of work and the time required to acclimate to a new country, we ask that you commit to interning with us for at least ten weeks.

Required and Desired Skills:

Desired skills:

  • Knowledge and experience of medical science, public health, and/or international development
  • Writing skills: reports, proposals, information for donors
  • Understanding of research methods, data collection and measuring program impact
  • Proactive and able to work independently

Read about our current interns and past interns!

Interested in working with us? We'd love to hear from you! Check out our Application Process page for links to download application materials and find out where to send them. See you in Phnom Penh!