Our current volunteer placements are open to anyone with a professional health background. They include field placements and staying connected with us here in the UK to provide an opportunity to contribute to our work whilst experiencing working within the humanitarian healthcare sector.

Practicum/Research Placements

Are you a Masters student looking for a practicum placement or thesis opportunity in public health & international development?


Connect with us to discuss the possibility to be placed in our organisation. This is a great opportunity for students to connect theory to practice, while making a difference to Doctors Worldwide’s projects and public health strategies.

Email us at info@doctorsworldwide.org for more information

Intern Placements

Are you looking to gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector?


Doctors Worldwide is currently seeking interns from all backgrounds and from all educational levels to join our UK team to support our projects in the following areas:

  • Fundraising & Events
  • Communication & Social Media
  • Programme Administration

Internships are 3 months long with a minimum of 2 full days of work per week [negotiable to individual circumstances]. We have 4 rounds per year as follows:

January - March 2019 [application deadline is November 2018]

April - June 2019 [application deadline is February 2019]

July - Sept 2019 [application deadline is May 2019]

Oct - Dec 2019 [application deadline is August 2019]

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in interning with us with your CV before the deadline. All internship posts are unpaid unless stated otherwise. Travel and lunch is covered up to the value of £12/day for unpaid internships.

General Healthcare Volunteers

Unable to commit to an overseas trip? Want to make a difference in the comfort of your own home or workspace?


Doctors Worldwide is continually accepting and seaking healthcare professionals (medical, public health, policy and research) to contribute to our medical education material used in the field. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Contributing your health knowledge, and medical expertise to our educational material, including:
    • Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Triage and Acute Care Management
    • Communicable Diseases
    • Non-Communicable Diseases and Palliative Care
    • Mental Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health, Family Planning and Gender Based Violence
    • Clinical Assessment, Professional Practice, and Communication Skills
    • Palliative Care
  • Incorporating internationally recognised standards to educational material, including, but not limited to:
    • Medicine
    • Public health
    • Law
    • Education
  • Joining our various working groups, workshops and content review sessions of our educational material used in the field

Deployed Medical Volunteer

Due to the scope of work, experience in the following is preferred:


  • Humanitarian medicine
  • Primary care
  • Emergency care
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental health
  • Reproductive health
  • Palliative care
  • Medical teaching and education


Given the complex and unpredictable environment in which you will be working, the following skills are preferred:

  • Past experience in humanitarian/development responses
  • Working in resource-limited medical environments
  • Relevant additional qualifications in the areas of: Tropical Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Public Health, etc.
  • Can speak other local dialects
  • Familiarity with host country